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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: threading a sewing machine

What do you mean you are unable to pull the bobbin thread through, elaboration would help solve the problem...
I suspect I'm having the same problem with you if it's anything to do with the top thread looping around in the bobbin holder.

Damn machine!

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Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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SOURCE: need help to thread our sewing machine.

you really must get a manual for this machine.
You can find manuals online for a small price.
At one time some sites had them for free, but I haven't been able to find many recently. sewusa.com has some older ones for free. but not many. you could try the kenmore site as well, if not I'd try to search on dogpile.com (sewing machine manuals)
Just so you know, your manual is the MOST important tool for any sewing machine, and its worth a couple of bucks to get it.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Needle thread looping underneath, threads not interlocking at all

If the machine is now threaded, lift the presser foot.

Now, pull about 10" of thread through the needle.

The next time you thread the machine, lift the presser foot first.

When the presser foot is up, the tension control opens and allows the thread to "seat" into the control, then when the foot is down the control closes to the indicated setting.

When threading the machine with the foot is down, thread does not enter the tension control and when you start to sew, there is no tension on the thread.

No tension = loosey, goosey, loopy stitches underneath.

Because the lack of tension on the top thread, the bobbin thread cannot lock a proper stitch.

Posted on Mar 10, 2010

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SOURCE: thread balls up in the bobbin/singer sewing machine, also thread

The balance stitch control on this model is below the stitch patterns; to the far right.

If you need a manual you can download a free one at the Singer Company website.

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

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SOURCE: How to thread the Singer Sewing Machine Ser NO 1507 ZHV 826606183

You can find Singer threading diagrams at http://www.singerco.com/resources/threading.html.

Posted on Apr 16, 2010

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The lower thread on this machine continues to bunch up, no matter what we try.


Please check whether it is the bobbin thread or the top thread that is messing up. If it's under the fabric, it is 99% the top thread and is called bird nesting or thread nesting.

Remove the top thread from the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning.
Verify the thread path is correct.
Also check that the bobbin is loaded and turning the correct direction in the bobbin case.
Now, retest the machine.

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The bobbin seems to be stuck and will not move...all it's doing is 'eating' the thread...what do i do? Thanks


Can you get the bobbin out of the bobbin holder? unplug the machine, then remove the needle plate, needle and pressure foot. Now can you get the bobbin out? It is possible that the bobbin holder has moved in the rotary hook, they can jump sometimes as held in by a magnet.

Check out your manual for instructions to remove the bobbin holder, it should show you how to take it out, and then clean under it, there is possibly thread caught in this area causing the malfunction.

You may find turning the fly wheel a little to turn the hook will help to free up the holder and get it out.

Here is image from my Janome 6500 manual, it should be similar for your MC.
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So clean out the underneat of the bobbin holder, then reinsert it, and reassemble, thread and test. If this doens't sort the problem, then time to drive it to the Janome shop.

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The thread at the bottom of the matterial is loose.. I'm guessing it is the bobbin tension.. how do I adjust?


Actually, loose thread on the bottom is often because of a problem with TOP tension. So let me give you a general lesson on adjusting tension that works for any machine. I suggest you thread the top of the machine with a different color of thread than the bobbin so it's easy to see what's going on with the the two different areas.
Thread your machine with the presser foot UP. The disks that control the tension (threadgoes through them) are tightened up if the foot is down. Change the machine tension with the presser foot DOWN.Because the disks won't be engaged (see above) if the foot is up, the diskswon't move. Start at the middle setting, 3. Go up to tighten, decrease toloosen. Each machine is different, even 2 different machines of the same model.The best thing to do is start at 3 and use a different color in the top andbobbin thread so you can easily see what changes to the tension do to yourstitches. Now use a straight stitch a sew 3 or so inches. Take a lookat the top and bottom of the fabric. You don't want to see any (or at least notmuch) of the other color showing from the other side. Loops on the bottom of the fabric means you need to tighten(increase) your top tension. If you're stitches on the bottom are causingpuckering, then you need to loosen you're top tension. For the most part, youreally don't want to touch your bobbin tension-leave that to a repairtechnician. The factory setting shouldn't be touched except by someone whoreally knows what they're doing. Keep sewing a few inches at a time until you have the resultsyou want. Now you're tension is where you need it!

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Hi iam not sure how explain my problem with my sewing machine.when i try to sew the strings does not comes stright. it gets messed up the top comes ok but the bottom of the layer comes out all strings...


If I'm understanding the problem right it sounds like you have no tension on the bobbin. Take it out and see if the thread has any resistance when you pull it out. If you hold it up by thel thread and let it dangle and it just drops to the floor the tension isn't right. Check and make sure it is threaded correctly and tighten the tension. Test it again and when you dangle it, it should drop a bit with resistance when you hold it by the thread.

Also check that the top tension isn't too tight, but in this case it is more likely that the bobbin is too loose. And check to see if the dogfeed (the teeth that comes through the plate opening under the needle) is up and moving the material through the presser foot. If the material isn't moving at all it will sort of stitch "in one place" which will give you a bunch of threads all knotted up underneath. If those underneath threads are loopy that is a sign the bobbin thread is too loose (tension too loose)

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When I am free motion quilting, the top thread will periodically get stuck in the first slot where the top thread is threaded down and when I get it out it has what looks like a grease stain on it. Is it...


Yes, there should be tension discs which control the tension on the top thread. If it is jamming up and marking the thread as you describe then I'd suggest that the tension discs need cleaning.

Most thread, especially darker colours, will shed fibres and also dye particles, as the thread runs through the tension device, add a bit of dust in the environment and the discs can get pretty gunked up.

On my Janome, I just turn the dial to zero, then get a selvage edge of fabric scrap in between the discs and saw it back and forward to give it a good clean - the dirt on the fabric I get out is amazing. I would do this once a month on my main machine, and whenever I get out another machine I always clean and oil it fully before use.

However, in your model the tension device may not be so easy to access as the old dial styles. I would suggest that you take your machine to an Elna dealer/repair shop and pay for a service/clean.

Just as you have your car serviced, getting your machine serviced at least every 2 years is worth the money as they can give it a good clean and service internally as well as sort out any issues.

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Check the height of the quilt under the machine-adjust the bars until the quilt is just barely over the bed of the machine, and level front to back and side to side. Also, level up the frame, using a long carpenter's level. You'd be surprised how much this can help with all sorts of thread problems.

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