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Bobbin problems after threading the bobbin the thread will not pull freely from the machine

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SOURCE: Bobbin thread breaks

Make sure your bobbin thread is turning clockwise as it sits in the bobbin case. There is a screw on the outside of the bobbin case you can turn with your thumb slightly to adjust tension. If you dangle the case from the thread and give it a light ****, it should move down slightly when doing so-an indicator of good bobbin tension.

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SOURCE: Upper thread wraps around bobbin mechanism, while sewing


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SOURCE: Singer CG 550 Top thread keeps wraping around the bobbin and jam

Have you checked the top thread is correctly placed in the spring of the bobbin case?

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SOURCE: Sewing machine will not pick up bobbin thread.

needle's in backwards

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SOURCE: Just bought machine, new needle, thread, Needle

try sewusa loads of manuals and sewing diagrams. Since its a older machine.I would clean and oil it also.Lint can cause all kinds of issues.

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I can't get the machine to pick up the bobbin thread..How can I fix this problem?

Have you tried installing a brand new needle? The old one may be bent.

Remove all the thread and rethread from the beginning.


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Replacing the bobbin case

Remove the bobbin and drop a little oil in the bobbin holder at the center which you usually insert the bobbin...

Happy Fixya... keep me posted on the result....

Feb 05, 2008 | Singer 7436 - INGENUITY

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My bobbin and thread are constantly breaking. I have the correct thread to needle, but I don't even get one stitch before both break. Tension is on auto; should it be less or more?

is the needle in the holder the correct way ( groove in the needle facing the thread )
Is the needle eye the correct size for the thread in use

remove it from auto tension setting and adjust it your self
make sure that the top thread is between the tension plates and not around the thread behind the plates
the thread tension is close to correct when you need a bit of a pull to pull it along to the needle
is the method of threading to the needle correct as any areas where the thread reverses direction will cause it to break
what do mean that the bobbin is constantly breaking or is it the bobbin thread that is breaking
have you got the thread down the case slot and under the flat spring correctly
the bobbin has to be inserted into the case in such a manner that when the thread is pulled , it flows down the slot freely as the bobbin turns
if the direction is wrong , the thread has to move across the sharp edge of the slot and will cut easily

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Elastic thread pulled too tight in Janome Sewist 525S

I would say your tension spring is shot on your tension assembly. replace it.

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My machine has a problem with bobbin tension.we installed every thing as given but sometimes we are not getting any stitch

make sure the bobbin thread goes through the tension spring. if that's ok, try adjusting the little screw on the bobbin case. bobbin tension is correct if you hold it (with bobbin loaded) by the tail of the thread leaving the bobbin case. when you do that, it should hang in the air but release thread if you pull it gently. if it comes out to freely (case does not hang in air, but slides down) try turning the screw clockwise, 1/4 turn at a time til it's right. if it won't release thread without a struggle, turn the screw counterclockwise, 1/4 turn at a time. Good luck!

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What to do if the bobbin thread is showing up on top of fabric

Check the bobbin to be sure the thread is feeding from the spool in the correct direction and through the guides on the side of the bobbin case.

If this is a rotary bobbin (side or front loaded) and not a drop-in (top loaded), you can test the bobbin tension after putting it into the bobbin case. Take hold of the end of the thread, and holding the bobbin case in the flat of the other hand, lift the thread up. If the thread pulls freely from the case, the tension is too loose. If the thread pulls the bobbin case up like a yo-yo and when you give a gentle tug, the thread feeds from the case with a bit of resistance, the tension is okay.

To adjust the tension on a bobbin case, first mark the **** in the screw on the side of the case and the case with a tiny dab of nail polish. This will provide an indication of where you began. Turn the screw to the left to loosen the tension and right to tighten the tension.

Be sure to always thread the machine with the presser foot up.

Set the top thead tension to the number recommended for the type of fabric that is being sewn.

If the problem continues, there is a possibility the timing needs adjusted and this needs to be done by a sewing machine tech.

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Brother embroidery machine broken

make sure the bobbin thread is wound and installed correctly
remove tangled thread and clean lint out from under feed plate
clean and remove shuttle to clean out area with lint brush
inspect bobbin for burs and scratches...make sure when reinstalling shuttle and bobbin that it rotates freely
hope this helps

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Thread tangled and bunched up on one side when sewing with husqvarna platinum 770

If you machine is looping on the bottom of the fabric try the following.
1. Remove the thread from the top of the machine and retrhead it. Also make sure the presser foot is in the up position when you thread the top because the tension discs separate when the foot is up, so the thread can get deep into the tension unit where it belongs.

2. Replace the needle. They can be bent and still look straight, which can cause a whole bunch of problems.

3. Take out the bobbin and inspect the edges of the bobbin. Make sure it's smooth. When replacing it back into the machine, make sure to thread the tensioin area of the case correctly. You should hear a small "click" when you drag the thread into the metal guide. You enter the guide in the 6 O'clock position and pull the thread to the 7 O'clock position. You should alway see the thread laying across the top of the bobbin through the clear bobbin cover when it's threaded properly. (After you've taken a few stitches on a sample fabric, look through the cover, that's when you can see the thread laying across the bobbin.)
4. Make sure your tension is between 4 and 5.
5. When the bobbin thread is pulled up through the needle plate, you can pull it gently towards the back of the machine to feel how much tension is on the thread and to see if the bobbin rotates freely in the case. If while a bobbin is being wound, the thread has any difficulty being delivered to the bobbin, it can cause the bobbin's shape to distort. It then will have trouble spinning in the bobbin case correctly which will make a very ugly stitch. If you've ever had trouble getting a bobbin off the spindle, the thread delivery was compromised and it was being delivered to the bobbin with too much tension on it and it basically crushed the center post of the bobbin onto the winder making removeal difficult. Sometimes the only way to remove the bobbin from the spindle if that happens, is to take the thread off the bobbin and start again.

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Need to thread machine-no manuel

most common machine have in threading process,I ve holding different brand sewing machine they only differ is in design but the process are commonly same,start bobbins winder to wind threads
  • pull thread from spool on top of machine insert bobbins winder disc then rotate on bobbins winder 4 to 6 times manualy put it on the shaft winder locate at top of machine near handwheel,push the latch against to bobbins winder to fit,then release clutch handwheel by pulling handwheel to disengage motio only winder will rotate when you press foot pedal and start winding thread on clockwise rotation.if this filled insert bobbins winder to bobbins case and pull the end of thread inserting to the slot of bobbins case observe should have tension on this.e5b8d97.jpgas shown and dirction of thread.inset this on the shuttle case.then start looping thread on top of machine as shown22d0eb9.jpgthen start adjusting tension on tension dial you can see in fig.Set dial at # 3 at start of set up ,Stich adjustment at #8 to 12 adjust gradually.
the hook up the lower thread bobbins from lower shuttle by threads on needle then insert cotton fabrics manualy rotate handwheel until needle the fabrics freely don't apply foot pedal let it shown if the neele sew freely w/o looping under bobbins let sew manualy until it appears stiches on fabrics,if ok continue now aply foot pedal
gradually until you familiarize again the sewing.

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Baby lock EMP6 problem. Machine works great then suddenly bobbin thread starts puling through the design. I have ajusted the tension on the thread, removed all of the thread, cleaned all of the tension...

Have you tried changing out the bobbin case? you may have a small burr or scratch. A new one cost about 20$ I think. I have had to replace mine before and it is always good to have a new one on hand.


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