I am trying to sew on a model #5932 and the thread is knotting on the underside as I sew. This problem arbitrarily gets worse and better. The top of the stitch looks fine, but the underside looks like alternating normal stitching, huge tangle of thread, and then fine again. The loops of thread are huge on the underside when the machine is acting up, but switches back and forth between good stitches and bad with no stopping or changes in any settings on the machine. HELP!!!. I am using the straight stitch setting, the tension is on 4, stitch length is on 1, normal cotton thread, normal cotton fabric. I have to finish this quilt this week. Please Help me figure this out!
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Re: 5932 knotting every other inch
Try oiling the hook if you haven't recently.
Check you needle plate and hook for damage, they may need to be buffed or sanded smooth.
Check your upper tension discs for lint and double check your upper thread path (proper threading).
There are other things like hook timing, needle clearance or broken check spring that may be wrong but you need a technician for those things.
best of luck!
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Try adjusting the numbered knob on your machine...this is your tension control. If you have knots on the underside of your fabric you want to turn this knob to a higher number until the knots dissapear.
In 99% of all problems with "bird's nesting" or "knotting" it is an issue of the thread coming out of the take up lever (at threading guide #3) (from the spool; through the first thread guide at #1 down to #2 and up to # 3) when the thread comes out of the take up lever, the machine can not regulate the thread and it floods the machien with thread and wraps itself around the bobbin case. OR! Your tension is too loose. Raise it. Your machine should preform perfect at tension #4 unless you are using speciality threads or fabrics.
ALWAYS be in the habit of threading your machine with presser foot up so that while threading between paths 1 and 2 you are certain to have the thread pass throught the tension disks.
This will happen on a $50.00 machine or a $5,000 machine. The thread needs to be regulated.
I have a Singer Sewing machine, Model #6268. The threads have knotted up on the underside of the material. When I finally was able to pull it all out, it caused the needle to hit on the bobbin plate (hope that is right). Now the needle is bending, not going through. How can I adjust it back as it supposed to be? I have had this happen before, but it cost way too much to get it repaired. And I still don't know why this happens (the threads getting tangled). Thanks!