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Singer Simple model 3116

The thread keeps bunching up on the top and bottom of material. Also the needle keeps coming untreaded. Just bought this machine new two weeks ago.

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  • mikenbambs Dec 30, 2008

    I have the same problem and looking it up on the web there are same problem with this machine I can't figure it out. I would like to just buy another machine the headaces this one gave me. My singer is only used 3x.

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Sounds like your needle is inserted backwards, remember flat side faces the rear of the machine, and your threading is not right, rethread and test the thread by pulling it with the presser foot up

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

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If you bought this machine at WalMart, I recommend you return and the go to JoAnn Fabrics. Walmart can buy millions of these machines and pay next to nothing for them. I don't even suggest a beginner buy this machine.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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The bottom thread shows on the top, and the top thread shows on the bottom evenly. Have rethreaded and changed needles. ???


To pull the thread through the material the thread tension for the top and bottom is too tight.
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Threading the top of model 3116 correctly


here's a link for a free manual
http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/438_3116.pdf

try changing the needle
make sure the thread does not come off the thread take up lever
make sure the bobbin is not over full
make sure the bobbin is turned the right way in the bobbin case
cause that can make the sewing machine jam up
clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint

Oct 04, 2012 | Singer 3116 Simple

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I have a bunching thread problem that gets all tangled up on the bottom of my material


Check the comprehensive guide to the resolution of this problem of looping threadsHERE

Jan 16, 2012 | Singer 3116 Simple

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As im sewing the top thread is feeding too much out and it is bunching and jaming on the bottom of my quilts.


try changing the needle
check to see if the thread has come off the thread take up lever--that can jam up a machine
check to see that the machine is threaded thru all the thread guides on the machine
check the top tension to make sure it set correctly--usually 3 or 4

if you need a instruction manual singer has some free downloads
Go to the singer website
At the bottom of the homepage look for instruction manual--click on it
It will take you to another page
In the box put in the model number of the machine (example 3116)
Click search
They have one & it's a free download

Aug 12, 2011 | Singer 3116 Simple

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My machine is stitching, it just keeps bunching on the underside of my material and I end up with this wad of thread. Why is it doing this?


check to see if the needle is damaged
some sewing machines bunch up on the underside when the thread come off the thread take up lever

Sep 27, 2010 | Singer 3116 Simple

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Why does the thread keep bunching up under the material when I am sewing?


Your top threading is not right, double check your manual and make sure your bobbin thread is coming out the right way

Sep 08, 2010 | Singer 3116 Simple

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Singer simple- thread is bunching at the bottom of my material. I have tried different tension settings.


"Birdnesting" occurs when there is no tension on the needle thread to pull the bobbin thread. This is easily corrected by rethreading the machine, following the threading path carefully and making sure the thread is fully engaged in the tension mechanism.

Jan 30, 2010 | Singer 3116 Simple

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need needle threading instructions singer 3116 simple. pictures would help. thank you

Mar 15, 2009 | Singer 3116 Simple

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Stitch is uneven, not straight, and tension off on top and bottom


on my industrial machine this was caused by the wrong size needle. the length was off just a fraction. just an idea, in case you bought generic needles or something.

Nov 24, 2008 | Singer 3116 Simple

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Singer Simple.....not really!


You really should go on the Singer website and look up support and frequently asked questions. If, you cannot find your manual they have it there to download for free. I really think that you are not threading the machine right, check it with the presser foot up and the thread should feed freely, then lower the presser foot and it should not feed at all or very little. Most of the bunching of thread underneath is the fault of the top thread not the bobbin. Make sure you turn the handwheel towards you never away from you. Also, check your needle, inserted flat side away from you and, if it were me, I would use a new needle before I sewed again, This machine comes with a dvd, try watching it.

Jul 22, 2008 | Singer 3116 Simple

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