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I took apart my bobbin case, plate andbobbin holder. I can

I have a kenmore model 1233180. It had old thread tangled in the bobbin area. I took out the bobbin case, the plate, and the bobbin holder. now I cannot figure out how to get them back together. If I could see a picture I think it would help.

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I had the same problem and can't find my Owner's Manual. I found the answer on-line. Hopefully, you have the same type of bobbin casing. To get the answer, go to www.startsewing.co.uk and choose "How to thread a Sewing Machine". If you have the same type of bobbin casing, you should be able to figure out the proper placement of the parts by looking at the one in the demonstration. I am thrilled (!) and hope this works for you, too.

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Why is my bobbin thread tangling into a ball


1. TAKE THE BOBBIN AREA APART. BLOW IT OUT AND USE A QTIP TO CLEAN IT BETTER.
2. OIL THE RACE AREA (UNDER THE BOBBIN CARRIER) WITH ONE DROP OF SEWING MACHINE OIL.
3. HANG YOUR CARRIER WITH THE BOBBIN INSERTED WITH IT ROTATING COUNTERCLOCKWISE. ADJUST THE LITTLE PLATE (TENSION) SO IT WILL EXTEND FROM YOUR FINGER BY ONE INCH WHEN BOBBING.
4. INSERT EVERYTHING.
5 THREAD THE TOP CORRECTLY AND ADJUST THE TENSION TO FOUR. IT MAY NEED ADJUSTED SLIGHTLY.
6. TEST THE TOP TENSION BY PUTTING YOUR FOOT DOWN. WHEN THE THREAD IS PULLED ON IT SHOULD HAVE RESISTANCE. PUT YOUR FOOT UP NOW. PULL ON YOUR THREAD AGAIN. THIS TIME THE TENSION SHOULD BE SLIGHT. IF IT ISN'T THEN YOU HAVE A SNAG BETWEEN THE NEEDLE AND THE NEEDLE SPOOL. MOST LIKELY, IT WOULD BE THE THREAD WASN'T MADE TO GO BETWEEN THE TWO SAUCER PLATES OF THE TENSION CONTROL.
7 INSURE THE BOBBIN HAS TWO INCHES OF THREAD HANGING. TURN THE HAND WHEEL TOWARDS YOU (TOP OF WHEEL) WHILE HOLDING THE NEEDLE THREAD TOWARDS THE BACK OF THE MACHINE. YOU SHOULD NOTICE THE BOBBIN THREAD TO COME ABOVE THE NEEDLE PLATE. WHEN THIS HAPPENS PULL IT TO THE BACK.
8 SLOWLY, TRY TO SEW SOME RAGS TO TEST THE MACHINE. IT IS LIKELY THE TENSION WAS NOT SET PROPERLY.
9. ANOTHER THING THAT WILL CREATE A PROBLEM IS WHEN THE HOLDERS OF THE BOBBIN CARRIER ARE HOLDING DOWNWARDS TOO HARD. THREAD HAS GOT TO SLIDE UNDERNEATH OF THE HOLDERS. YOU MAY HAVE TO ADJUST THESE.
10. ALWAYS MAKE IT A HABIT TO CHANGE THE NEEDLE AS A FIRST CHOICE FOR TROUBLESHOOTING.

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Baby lock pro BL40, bobbin thread tangles, tried new bobbin, cleaned under plate, needle is straight, what to do?


make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way in the bobbin case
make sure the top thread has not come off the thread take up lever
could also be a timing problem

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Bobbin thread tangled


Try these suggestions and see if they help
1. Change the needle--use a needle that's for the fabric being sewed
2. Rethread the machine--top --make sure to use every thread guide
3. try a different bobbin--make sure bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case, & make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way in the bobbin case
4. make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
5. Clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or threads
6. Check to make sure the bobbin is not warped or damaged
7. Make sure the bobbin case is correctly in the machine,, if it's a top loading bobbin you may need to have the bobbin case checked to see if it's damaged or see if the hook and hook race has a problem
8. Also could be a timing problem, and the machine would need to be checked.

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Kenmore sewing machine jams and breaks the needle


always make sure the needle is inserted correctly and all the way
up into the needle holder
try a different bobbin
make sure the bobbin is turned the right way in the bobbin case
make sure the bobbin case is inserted correctly in to the machine
if it's a front or side loading bobbin case
make sure the top thread has not come off the top thread take up
lever

Needle breaks
1.the needle is damaged
2.the needle is not correctly inserted
3.wrong size needle for the fabric
4.the wrong foot is attached
5.the needle clamp screw is loose
6. Top tension is too tight
7. Machine could be out of time

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Why is my brother sewing machince lower thread tangle


try changing the needle
try a different bobbin
make sure the bobbin is wound correctly and not over wound
make sure the bobbin is turned the right way in the bobbin case
clean under the needle plate and in the bobbin area for lint
make sure the top thread has not come off the thread take up lever

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First the top tension started being loose, so I changed the tension different ways and tried to fix it...now the thread is getting all tangled up under the fabric and is locking up. Also giving me the E6...


Do you mean the stitching on the top of the work was loose? If so, you should check the bobbin tension. Make sure you have the thread pulled under the tension plate or spring on the bobbin case. Tension should be just enough that you can suspend the bobbin in the case by the thread (think yo-yo). Upper tension should be tighter than lower. Make sure you put the presser foot down.

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Singer 8280 (prelude) I had 2 threads coming out from my bobbin area, so I decided to open it up and take a look. I accidentally took out the whole bobbin shuttle. The manual doesn't tell me how to...


Ok, hang on! This can get tricky! Remove the bobbin. Remove the presser foot and the needle. Remove the throat plate. This gives you plenty of room to monkey with your bobbin case. NOW, lay the bobbin case in its correct area and gently rotate it until it falls into place. It may take several tries. Once you're satisfied that it's secure, snap the holding clips into place and it should all fit nicely. THEN place your bobbin in the case correctly...check the diagram in the manual. Depending on the machine, some bobbins have the threads coming off counterclockwise and others have them coming off clockwise, but your manual should show. Sometimes, there's even a diagram on the throat plate or the bobbin case as well.
Good luck. Hope this works. If this solves your problem, please come back and rate my answer!

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The top sewing thread feeds into the bobbin chamber and gets tangled. The top thread will not draw up the bobbin thread. This a Quilters Dream 2


I'd suggest that you rethread the top thread entirely, ensuring the thread is going through the tension discs correctly and that the tension dial is set to the medium setting, usually 4 or 5.

If you have your manual, also check the cleaning instructions and see if the manual gives instructions on how to clean the tension discs, some of the newer machines these are hidden away but earlier models, you just turned the dial to zero, then ran a piece of clean cotton scrap selvedge edge through between the discs to clean out.

Also, if the machine is not drawing the bobbin thread up to the needle plate during a stitch sequence, check that your needle is not in backwards. Must be flat shank to the back.

Finally, if you are getting thread birdnests in the bobbin area a lot, remove the needle plate and follow your manual instructions to remove the bobbin holder and clean under it. The bobbin holder looks like this and sits in a surround.

tally_girl_12.jpg Check that this case hasn't been damaged by the needle, there may be little piercing or burring of the plastic. If so, give it a file smooth with a nail file, wipe it clean and try again. The rough edge could be catching the threads.

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My Husqvarna started having problems with the bobbin. The thread from the bobbin side is a tangled mess when I stitch. The top looks fine, but the seam falls apart easily and the backside is all tangled....


My Husqvarna started having problems with the bobbin. The thread from the bobbin side is a tangled mess when I stitch. The top looks fine, but the seam falls apart easily and the backside is all tangled. I cleaned underneath the bobbin holder but it didn't help.

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Installing the hook and bobbin assembly.


The plastic bobbin case should sit on top of the raceway, it should slot in quite easily, once the bobbin case is in put the small metal clip at the top over to hold it in place.

May 27, 2009 | Singer Sewing Machines

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