Question about Brother LS 2160 Sewing Machine
If the thread is bunching under the material it is the top tension. While threading the machine be sure the foot is in the up position until you are done threading it. If you have tried that and it still bunches you need to tighten the tension a bit at a time until it starts sewing correctly. Be sure you are starting with a clean machine and that the thread is not too large for the needle ....
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Posted on Nov 25, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The top of the machine is not threaded correctly. First raise the presserfot then rethread the machine. Bottom looping is usually caused by a lack of top tension. There could allso be a bur on the hook.
Posted on Feb 23, 2008
SOURCE: thread gathering
I just posted this elsewhere, but it seems relevant to your question as well:
You need to increase your top tension.
Immediately after threading the machine, but before you thread the needle, with the presser foot in the up position, grab the thread at the bottom and top, and "floss" it a few times. This will ensure that the thread works its way into the tension assemblies.
Then raise your tension to about 4.5, drop the presser foot, and you should be good to go.
Posted on Aug 27, 2008
The way I solved this problem was to take a break! When I resumed I was more patient and found that I wasn't doing the bobbin right. I took my time and got it right this time....hooray!
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
SOURCE: sewing machine tension?
Hi! This might be a tension issue, but it also could be caused by the needle. For stretchy fabric you need to use a stretch needle or at the least, a ballpoint needle. (see my tip about which needle to use).
Let me know if this solves the problem, ok?
Posted on Mar 05, 2010
Testimonial: "yes it was a combination of the two, thanks!"
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