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Bunching thread underneath

I start sewing and about three stitches in the machine jams up with tangled thread on the underside of the material.  It is the top thread that is getting tangled.  I changed the bobbin to a different color to try to figure out what was happening.  I don't know if my settings are wrong.  I am a beginner so I con't have a clue  Thanks 

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  • patmcdonald Nov 12, 2007

    Have no manual. Bottom bobbin is bunching thread. Which control is for the bottom spool?

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    I need to take apart bobbin case but don't know how to do it . can you show me a picture of bobbin case and how to take it apart. One plate has two sort of screws in it and can't take it apart. help

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    the thread keeps tangling after only a few stitches and then jams. I clear the thread away and start again and the same thing happens. the manual says to lubricate the machine but I am not sure where to and not to apply the oil

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    thread tangles

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When your thread is bunching at the bottom, your top tension is not tight enough, or you did not thread the machine correctly. Make sure the thread goes through the tension blades. Check your manual how to do it properly. you can check if there is any tension by pulling on the thread before threading through the eye of the the needle, and with the presser foot down. By pulling with the left hand and adjusting the tension with the right hand you should be able to feel a difference. Normal setting is between 3 and 5

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