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The thread in the bobbin and needle keep balling up

As I'm sewing and the needle starts to go down it does one or two stitches and then completely balls up and there is a lot of thread tangled and balled up in the bobbin.

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SOURCE: Thread in needle or bobbin keeps on breaking

The tread only breaks in the needle. what can i do . i don't get to sew anything . I tread the needle and get everything ready and start the machine and as quickly as that the tread is broken and the machine has not sewn at all.

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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SOURCE: its like it is getting tangled in bobbin casing

loopy on bottom means upper threading or tension is wrong

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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SOURCE: i thread my bobbin right, but thread keeps getting

your machine is new, asked for assistance to timing your machine.

Posted on Mar 31, 2010

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SOURCE: When i start to sew

There has to be a problem in your threading or your needle. You may have the needle inserted backwards, flat side has to face rear or the needle is bent. Totally unthread your machine and make sure that there are no tangles and that it feeding the right way. Watch how they show your for threading and winding the bobbin, plus threading the bobbin. Good luck, but I truly think it is in your threading.

Posted on Sep 25, 2010

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SOURCE: bobbin thread keeps balling up

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.

Posted on Feb 24, 2011

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