Singer 8280 lower thread tension not consistent and not even
The bottom thread of all the fabric/projects I am trying to sew are not even and it comes out with extra thread...I tried to adjust all the setting of teh tension and still not working properly, Please help I am trying to finish my daughter's bday dress.
Re: Singer 8280 lower thread tension not consistent and...
Clean the lint out with canned air (best thing going) then I hope the tension is still back to where it was.never change this with out going back to the first setting and keeping it noted so you know where the problem is not. try changing the needle it may be bent
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Sounds like it is not catching the bobbin thread which is how it makes a stitch. Try re-threading top and bottom threads. Or perhaps your tension is far too loose. Adjust tension higher or lower to test.
Make sure your needle and tread match your project. There simply isn't such a thing as a "universal needle." Also try lengthening your stitch. Heavier fabrics typically need a slightly longer stitch. Upon commencing to sew always grasp the 2 threads and slightly pull as you begin your seam.
I assume your garage sale find has a manual. Be sure your bobbin is unspooling in the correct direction. If it didn't come with a manual.. http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/430_8280_es.pdf
It is in your top threading, try this test, rethread, now with the presser foot up, pull the top thread, it should feed smoothly, now lower the presser foot, it should barely move. Sometimes this seats the thread in the tension discs. Also, make sure that your needle is fresh.
Hi, maybe your bobbin is turning the wrong way and you need to flip it over. Or you don't have any top tension. Be sure the thread is in between the tension disks with the foot up. Its also possible that there is a burr on the hook part that goes around and grabs the top thread. The thread will catch on the burr and cause this issue. Usually after breaking a needle. Then the burr would need to be polished off.
different fabrics and layers has diferent set up on threading. try cotton fabrics w/ thread tension of #3 to #4 and stich # 8 to #12.if you change fabric and layers gradual setting on dial tension should be done until you acquired the good set up.have a nice day.regards
Unthread your machine and set the tension to 4.5. rethread your machine up to the needle and then put the presser foot down. If the thread pulls hard, your machine is threaded right if it pulls easily, the thread is not thru the tension wheel correctly.
Rule of thumb:: loops on the top, problem on the bottom.
loops on the bottom, problem on the top.