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The top thread is balling up on the bottom side of the material - what needs adjusted?

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Try changing the needle--the tip of the needle could be damaged
turn the bobbin the opposite direction
make sure the top has not come off the thread take up lever
here is a free manual, see if it's the right one for the machine
http://www.bernina.com/getdoc/d4dc2dee-97a4-4987-ac83-14a5e664b42d/Bernette_100_200_manual

Posted on Dec 10, 2012

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SOURCE: burnette 65 bobbin tangling can't adjust thread tension

Have you replaced the needle with a new one? Your needle may be bent or in wrong, or the wrong size. You may have a bad needle. Check that the upper thread path is running freely and is not tangled or wrapped around anything. Make sure that the bobbin is unwinding in the correct direction as well, most bobbins, this is clockwise as the bobbin faces you. If you are using inexpensive thread, it could be the thread that is the culprit. Uneven thread in the needle will not flow through the needle properly, and cause bunching as well. Save it for the bobbin, and use good thread in the top.

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SOURCE: something is wrong with bottom thread. It makes a

First check that your needle isn't bent - it sounds like it may be dragging against the back of the hook. Dont 'pull' the material through - let the feed-dogs do that. Probably best to get it checked-out by a competent Bernina agent

Posted on Oct 17, 2011

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