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Thread is clogging up under fabric and is not catching bobin thread

Can you tell me what to do? It seems to be catching the top thread and cutting it into small 2 inch pieces under the fabric and is not catching and using bobin. Also, how do I know when the bobin tension is correct?

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  • pokie312001 Nov 11, 2007

    I have a kenmore sewing machine model 158,and it was used with no maual. First off is there a sight where you can get a free, or minimal costing manual? Secondly,it runs fine,however the top stitching is producing way too much thread in each stitch,causing the thread to bunch up underneath when sewing. In turn,it gathers below by bobbin casing.Is there an easy fix to this?

  • EmilyFravel Aug 24, 2008

    I have a brand new Kenmore 15343 Sewing Machine. I don't think what I am doing wrong. I have the thread on the bobbin and the bobbin in the bobbin case. After that, I am confused about how to put it in the machine. What I have been doing so far has resulted in bunching under the fabric. Is this just a tension problem or am I doing something wrong? If it is tension (it is set on 5) how do I know which way to go?

  • elaine musser Sep 17, 2008

    the thread is bunching up under my material and the needle stops....and lockes up what is wrong? how do i fix this?

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I have the same problem, I fix it by removing both Shuttle hook and Bobbin Case and tested it to see if the shuttle hook rotated freely within bobbin case. I noticed the screw for the tension spring was too high and was rubbing agaist bobbin case. Just tighten screw on spring and and recheck for rubbing.

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