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Brother pe180d thread bunching up underneath

My machine used to work fine. It was then put away while we moved and got sorted ect. I got it out the other week to use and now all it is doing is bunching the thread underneath. It is also working its self around the bobbin aswell. Anyone know how to stop this and get it working how it should do again? Many Thanks

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Try changing the needle
rethread the machine top and bobbin
make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case
and that the bobbin is turned the right way
make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
if the machine continues to see bunch thread underneath then the
machine may need to be checked to see if some part has become
damaged or out of alignment

Posted on Dec 02, 2012

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Hi, Is it your bobbin thread or the top thread wrapping around the bobbin. I just got a used PE150. The top thread keeps wrapping around the bobbin. It is not picking up the bobbin thread. Did you find a solution for your problem?
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Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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Check the timing.

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

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I hope to God nobody else pays more for a repair than the machine is worth.

It's ridiculous to spend $300 for that repair since the machine is available almost everywhere for way under $200. You could have thrown that one in the trash and bought a new one cheaper than the repair!!
I paid $129 for mine, had the same problem with two, yes, two of them, and sent them back and was sent another which so far is working fine. There seems to be a flaw in the engineering of that machine since so many people are experiencing the same problem. The machines DO have a warranty so please, please, be careful of unscrupulous repair people. Oh, I'm sorry but I need to mention that I bought my machine from eBay and it was a refurbished machine sold by Ken Sewing and Vacumm in Muscle Shoals, Al. They stand behind their products and were very nice to deal with, they even paid for the return shipping on the two that I returned. Hope this helps y'all.

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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SOURCE: brother xr-65 bobbin problem

insert the bobbin so the thread comes out in the middle a away from you, hold the thread end push the bobbin down with with your finger, and pass the thread securely through the thread cutting groove

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a Brothers XL-3200 which works great but

Your thread tension needs adjustment.

Most likely it is the lower thread tension (not the upper thread tensioner).

When sewing very thin or very heavy material - it is required to adjust the lower tension as well.

To regulate the lower thread tension - turn the small screw on the tension spring of the bobbin case with a small screwdriver.

To increase tension - turn it clockwise SLIGHTLY.


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By string, I assume you meant thread ? Is it bunching up underneath the fabric you are sewing, or on top ?

If it bunches up underneath the fabric, the upper thread tension may not be right or the mechanism may be worn or need replacing. If it bunches up on top, thread guides may be catching or the needle may be damaged.

First thing, try a new needle. Damaged or dull needles can cause problems. Also try a new spool of thread, because sometimes a thread spool might have been damaged or is just bad quality. Some machines will not work well with very cheap, economy threads, so if you're using cheap thread, get better thread to try also.

Test stitch after each change you make to see if it's helped. The upper thread tension adjustment should work at any setting, but for normal sewing, should be at a middle setting.

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Usually. clockwise turns tightens the tension, but check to be sure. One tiny adjustment at a time, it gets a bit tedious. You have to put the bobbin back in and try a few stitches after each adjustment to see if the bunching is getting any better. If it makes no change or makes it worse, put the screw back to the original position.

If you are handy and can find a repair manual for the machine, you may be able to adjust the upper tension mechanism yourself, it should not need special tools. Often for older machines the hardest part is finding another part to replace the damaged one.

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