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Thread bunching underneath

When i sew it will do fine then suddenly make a noise then the thread is all bunched up underneath.

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Clean the lint out with canned air and check the bobbin holder for any possible needle pieces from breaking a needle maybe the needle is bent and you can't see the slight bend.may need oiling too

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Thread is getting bunched up in machine


First thing: install a brand new needle.
Second: remove upper thread. RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Set upper tension to the midway point between high & low numbers.

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After sewing a few stitches, the machine gets jammed. the top stitch looks fine, but underneath there's a ton of thread all bunched up (top spool thread)


What you are seeing is called "bird's nesting." There are two main reasons for "bird's nesting."
The first one is the thread not between the tension disks. That allows the thread to be pulled from the spool instead of pulling the thread tight from underneath. Always make sure to always put up your presser foot before you thread the tension disks. I also check the thread after I finish to make sure the top thread has good tension on it before sewing.
The second reason is the thread is not being pulled by the take up lever. Make sure you see it being pulled by the take up lever before you start sewing. If not, rethread it.

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It may need a cleaning and lubrication to resolve the noise and stiffness.
as to the thread bunching on the bottom, try re-threading both the top thread and the bottom thread, if it persists, try a different bobbin, (the one your using may not be wound properly, it happens) If it still persists try a new needle. if all of this fails, take the machine to a reputable service facility, it usually helps to take a sample stitching to show them exactly what it's doing to you,

Good luck and happy sewing!

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