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Singer 4572 model: thread breaking, skipping stitches

Please help me, I have been researching this problem for weeks. I know that this model is not listed on your website, but it looks similar to the 5062. The thread is breaking between the head and the needle, bunching up at either location until it breaks. Usually I can't see it until it's too late. It was making about every 3rd stitch, but now it will not make any real stitches before the thread breaks. I have watched it as I move the needle manually and I can't see any problem with the course of the needle or the bobbin. When the problem began, I adjusted the tension and it worked for a while on a lower tension, but now it won't sew at all. I have tried several different needles and threads. I bought new needles. I cleaned the machine. I have not oiled it, but there are no instructions in the manual for doing so. I'm ready to toss it, but I only purchased the machine 7 years ago and haven't used it that often. What can I do?

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  • challysand Sep 25, 2007

    I have already tried all that. I always thread the machine with the presser foot up. I have been sewing for over 15 years. I was looking for something a little more advanced (that wasn't in the basic manual).
    Thanks anyway - I appreciate your time.

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I have this same machine and it does this sometimes, too. I've found it's usually due to a couple of things: 1. The thread is caught on the spool in the little **** that holds the initial starter piece. If you turn the spool around with the **** on the side away from the bobbin maker, that usually does it. 2. The needle is not in with the thread going from front to back (it may be in with the thread going from side to side). 3. The thread is bad. (I had one spool that actually had "lumps" in it!

Hope this helps - good luck.

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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SOURCE: won't stitch properly

ever tried adjusting the thread tension control? clean if possible
tighen it more, loose tension adjustment causes loose stitch and tangling of the thread.

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Top stitch looks good, bottom stitch is loopy

this is a common problem, don't worry it's easy to fix.  take the spool of thread off, remove the bobbin.  look for any stray thread pieces in or around the bobbin case, rethread the top of the machine and when you do, follow the threading guide precisely and ---here's the trick---make certain that the thread goes between the tension discs.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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need needle threading instructions singer 3116 simple. pictures would help. thank you

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: janome straight stitch loose

I don't know if this is the right answer for any of you, but thought I'd put my 2 cents worth in. Often this can be the bobbin in backwards. It needs to unwind a certain way depending on the machine. I've heard a phrase for this: Mind your p's and q's which means some wind off to the right like a q, others to the left like a p. Mine has to unwind one way then be slipped backwards into a little slot or it does that loose bottom thread looping and bunching someone here mentioned. It seems everytime I get that problem I rethread the top thread 100 times before it clicks again and I remember it could be the bobbin thread. Either your manual will tell you the correct way, or you could experiment and try one or the other. Once you figure out whether you're a p or a q, mark it on your machien somewhere to remind yourself.

Good Luck and Happy Sewing!

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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or contact manufacturer support. Most machines are threaded similarly, so even if you can't find a manual for your model, a manual for a model similar to yours will be helpful.

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