Question about Singer Sewing Machines

1 Answer

My singer 257 bunches up thread around the bobbin case, what do I do?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Singer Master
  • 1,564 Answers

Doesn't that just give you fits? :) Usually this happens shortly after a needle break. So check your bobbin, bobbin carrier, needle plate.... for stab marks and burrs. Then if you find some carefully smooth those with fine grit sand paper at least 400 grit.

Posted on Dec 05, 2012

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 6 Answers

SOURCE: The bobbin case on my Singer Inspiration 4210

From what I gather on other sites, your thread has to be threaded under tension.... You have to make sure you hear a click when your bringing your thread down to the bottom of the "arm". Also, I thought the bobbin case was rather loosely held in its place, I adjusted this by unscrewing the black plate and moving it over just a smidge. The bobbin is supposed to have some wiggle room, but it kept popping up and making the tiny adjustment seems to have done the trick....for now...

Posted on Mar 21, 2010

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: Singer Concerto sewing machine model 9217 - bobbin thread problem

This problem is common in sewing machines with plastic bobbin cases. The new case you've ordered will most likely solve your problems. I might suggest checking the point of the rotating hook, to be sure it is burr free.

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

  • 155 Answers

SOURCE: Singer 6217C Bobbin Thread bunching

please check out this link


http://sewvacdoctor.com/cate.asp?categoryID=6#1082

goodluck
 thanks.


Posted on Oct 26, 2008

  • 4 Answers

SOURCE: singer quantum sewing machine won't pick up bobbin thread

Try changing your needle

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Bobbin thread bunching

I have a Kenmore 16231 That kept bunching up on the bottom side of the material. I found to correct this problem, there is a tension adjustment under the cover on the left side of the machine ( the light is housed under this cover) I found a tensiner lever numbered 1 - 4 and if you try this adjustment on 3 or 4 this machine works great. hope this helps

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

Thread bunches up into a knotted mess on bottom. Bobbin doesn't sit flat inside the bobbin case but spins with a tilt, lower on the left and higher on the right. Bobbin touches plastic cover plate.


Usually, thread bunching under the fabric is an upper tension issue. Be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the upper thread.

With the bobbin case operating at a tilt, there is something mechanically wrong with the machine. It may be best to take it for service.

..

Aug 30, 2016 | Singer 4411 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine

1 Answer

How to adjust bobbin when using embroidery machine, bobbin thread bunches up


Check your bobbin case if it looks like it has and feels like there are barbs on it they catch the thread time for a new bobbin case. I had mine less than 2 months and had to get one my machine sews and embroiders great now

Nov 25, 2013 | Singer Futura Xl-400 All-In-One Sewing And...

1 Answer

I have a singer confidence 7469 quilter, the upper thread keeps bunching up in the bobbin case. I've tried re threading numerous times with no luck.


try changing the needle
make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way in the bobbin case
make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
clean under the needle plate and in the bobbin area for lint

Jan 29, 2013 | Singer Confidence 7469 Mechanical Sewing...

1 Answer

I had a matt of thread around the bobbin. I took the needle plate off, removed the bobbin case, cleaned the hook area, but now it still matts up. I put the bobbin case in as illustrated, put in new


try changing the needle-- make sure it's the right one for the fabric
your sewing
make sure the top thread has not come off the thread take up lever
make sure the bobbin is not filled to full
make sure the bobbin is not damaged or warped

Sep 08, 2012 | Singer Sewing Machines

2 Answers

My bobbin on my Singer 4562 keeps bunching up the threads, can you help?


If you have the black bobbin case you must make sure you use only a good mercerised thread, there should be enough gap between the edge of the bobbin case and the silver adjuster to allow the thread to pass through, if there is not then you must slacken off the two screws and move it over a fraction.

Aug 11, 2011 | Singer 2732 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Thread keeps breaking


Have you got the needle in the correct way around - the thread must lie in the groove in the needle. Is the machine correctly threaded? Try release the tension a bit and check that the bobbin tension is not too loose and bunching up under the needle plate. The instructions for bobbin tension setting are:- Check that the thread is tight around the bobbin. Make sure that the bobbin is in the right way around - the bobbin thread should double back on itself coming out of the bobbin holder. The bobbin tension adjustment is the small screw in the plate on the bobbin case that the thread passes under as it comes off the bobbin and goes out. This might not be exactly the same as yours but should give you an idea of the position.

Mar 08, 2011 | Singer 8280 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Thread is bunching up under the material


Check the bobbin tension and that the thread is tight around the bobbin. Make sure that the bobbin is in the right way around - the bobbin thread should double back on itself coming out of the bobbin holder.

Feb 19, 2011 | Singer Sewing Machines

3 Answers

Thread bunches up on Singer HD-110


my wife's hd110 singer machine is not keeping tension. what can I do/ look at to try and help this

Jul 07, 2009 | Singer HD-110 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Using Singer 7470 for the first time, and my bobbin thread is bunching terribly. There is a loud sound from the bobbin chamber, as if the mechanism is bouncing around??? How can I fix this bobbin issue?...


1. Take bobbin out and re-insert and thread.
If that dosen't work, try:
2. Take bobbin out and bobbin case, clean area and re-insert bobbin case and bobbin.
If that dosen't work, try:
3. Re-thread the top thread that goes to the needle. (Sometimes the thread dosen't hook to the "Thread take-up"(page 6 on manual). It pulls the bobbin thread and the bobbing becomes loose inside the bobbin case.
If that dosen't work, try:
4. Wind a new bobbin (Sometimes a bobbin might wind thread to lose) Do not wind thread to the edge of bobbin.
If that dosen't work, you should take it in to be serviced...Somenthing might become loose that only a technitian can correct.
Also check manual for troubleshooting.
Good luck.....
Chickiefl

Apr 15, 2009 | Singer 7436 - INGENUITY

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sewing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

164 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Singer Sewing Machines Experts

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1122 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5096 Answers

mystery_soul

Level 1 Expert

41 Answers

Are you a Singer Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...