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Bobbin not working

The drop in bobbin isn't working. when attempting to sew, the thread from the bobbin bunches up and makes continuous knots on the bottom of the material. help!!!!

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Hi steph77....please click on the following URL to view applicable information to correct your issue....good luck my friend. http://www.fixya.com/support/t162553-underthread_going_crazy

Posted on Aug 02, 2007

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Thread bunches up into a knotted mess on bottom. Bobbin doesn't sit flat inside the bobbin case but spins with a tilt, lower on the left and higher on the right. Bobbin touches plastic cover plate.


Usually, thread bunching under the fabric is an upper tension issue. Be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the upper thread.

With the bobbin case operating at a tilt, there is something mechanically wrong with the machine. It may be best to take it for service.

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Hi iam not sure how explain my problem with my sewing machine.when i try to sew the strings does not comes stright. it gets messed up the top comes ok but the bottom of the layer comes out all strings...


If I'm understanding the problem right it sounds like you have no tension on the bobbin. Take it out and see if the thread has any resistance when you pull it out. If you hold it up by thel thread and let it dangle and it just drops to the floor the tension isn't right. Check and make sure it is threaded correctly and tighten the tension. Test it again and when you dangle it, it should drop a bit with resistance when you hold it by the thread.

Also check that the top tension isn't too tight, but in this case it is more likely that the bobbin is too loose. And check to see if the dogfeed (the teeth that comes through the plate opening under the needle) is up and moving the material through the presser foot. If the material isn't moving at all it will sort of stitch "in one place" which will give you a bunch of threads all knotted up underneath. If those underneath threads are loopy that is a sign the bobbin thread is too loose (tension too loose)

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M machine stopped working properly. The lower thread is bunching, knotting and the fabric is being pulled into the bobbin compartment. The machine also makes loud noise. thanks


bunching lower thread is actually the upper thread not having enough tension due to mis-threading or wrong tension setting

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First ensure that your bobbin is threaded correctly. Most drop in style bobbins the thread will feed off in a clockwise motion. Also make sure to only move the hand wheel (on the right) toward you (counter clockwise). When you begin sewing ensure that you start with the needle in the fabric and when you end that your needle is in the highest position.

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