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My basic singer 5932 machine that I've had for about 11yrs is acting up on me....Never had a porblem til today. Probably an easy one for you experienced sewers. The thread underneath is very loose and bulking up. Initially the tension was too tight, thats ok now. How do I tighten up the bobbing thread or the under sewing thread?? Thank you in advance, Nicole

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  • arty556 May 09, 2009

    I need step three as I have tried 1 and 2 and still have thread looping on the bottom of fabric. Thanks!

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Tension:
If the thread is loose on the bottom of the fabric, it's actually the top thread is too loose. Think of 2 little elves playing tug of war in your machine, one on top and one underneath. If you have loops on bottom, the top needs to pull harder (tighten top tension)
Also look at:
Thread test
Test your thread quality to start, thread your machine and LIFT the presser foot (this opens the tension disks). Pull your top thread straight back. If you feel no tension no mater how much thread you pull, your thread is good. If that your machine passes that test, then let me know, we can go to step 2. If not, try different spool of thread, same test until you get a smooth pull (tip: always check your thread this way when you thread your machine)
Step 2:
Pull on your threaded bobbin thread while it’s in the machine. Does it pull smooth and even? If so, go to step 3. If not, try a new bobbin (bobbins get bent or distorted if wound too tight).
Clean thoroughly in the hook and bobbin case area and oil 1-2 drop is all.

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I have a model 5932 the thread bunches up about 2 inches under the bottom of the fabric

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