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The bobbin thread will not come up

I have tried the following to resolve the problem: rethreaded the machine upper thread and the bobbin case, removed the bobbin and case, as well as the shuttle race which I cleaned, oiled and replaced. I changed the needle and the bobbin and still the bobbin thread is not being "pushed up" where the upper thread can bring it up. I'm out of ideas and would appreciate your assistance. Tkyou, Karen.

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Lower your needle

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its the problem of the timing belt in your machine its extra loosen or extra tightned or is slightly came out of its position or finally broken.
as the machine is proper just missing the proper speed as it should be .
it is running continuosly as you stated.
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There is an adjusting screw on the right side of the machine head. Follow the motor bracket to the machine head and loosen that big old screw or bolt which will raise or lower the motor giving you slack to remove or replace the belt.

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SOURCE: Babylock sewing machine, upper thread is bunching

the tension is wronge has the lower bobbin case been unwound and refilled)(check that this is threaded right as well)

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im not!
it needs a good service the timeing has sliped out a little, nothing more that that,,,see its not a lost cause just yet

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SOURCE: bottom thread too loose; tried

Check for correct bottom thread tension.
It's provided by a flat spring on the bobbin holder.
When the bobbin is correctly installed, pulling on the thread
should meet with slight resistance, and the bobbin should spin without
trying to jump out of the bobbin holder.

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SOURCE: Needle won't pick up bobbin thread. Has been

Most of the time it is because the needle was inserted with the flat side facing you instead of away from you. And for the heck of it, put in a different needle, there may have been a burr or some defect on your new needle. Other than that, it could be your timing.

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The lower thread on the machine is jumpy, creates a loose (loopy) stitch every 1.5 cms or so. The upper thread is taut, but makes no difference if I put tension dial on lowest setting.

Hm, if the bobbin thread stitch is inconsistent, I would guess it is a problem with the bobbin tension. You might try picking up a new bobbin case for our machine. Bobbin cases do wear out or get damaged or there may even be a burr somewhere that is catching the bobbin thread.

Something else to try, before buying a new bobbin case, is:

Avoid old or bargain bin threads!
Install a brand new needle (compatible with the fabric & thread).
Remove the top thread from the machine.
Try a different brand of thread.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning.
Set the upper tension to the midway point and test your machine.
Adjust the upper tension until the bobbin and top threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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Bernina activa 130 tension loose after needle breaking into bobbin area

Is it the bobbin tension that is very loose? Try tightening it. Also check that the bobbin has been installed in the bobbin case, turning the correct direction and that the bobbin tension is threaded properly.

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If it is the upper tension that is loose and creating "thread nests" under the fabric, the machine is either misthreaded or possibly the thread is not seated completely in the tension disk.

Remove the upper thread from the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread the upper thread from the beginning--verify the thread path is correct.
Set the upper tension to the midway point between high & low number (the factory standard--although it may need tweaking later for your particular machine).

Retest your machine. Hopefully, the issue has been resolved. If not, it may need service.

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What you have is commonly called "bird nesting" or "thread nesting" and is usually caused by the upper thread. Most times the thread is not seated in the tension disk, the machine is not threaded correctly (sometimes the thread will jump out of the take-up lever or a thread guide), or the upper tension is too loose.

1. Install a brand new needle.

2. Remove the thread from the machine.

3. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Verify that the thread path is correct.

4. Load the bobbin in the bobbin case (make sure it is spinning the correct direction), thread the bobbin case, and install it in the machine.

5. Set the upper tension to the midway point.

6. Test your machine. You may need to tweak the tension a bit, but tension is not static and should always be tested and adjusted for the fabric, needle & tension of every project. The tension is correct when the upper and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

If it continues to be a problem, you may consider taking it for service.


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The needle with top thread couldn't draw the bottom thread from the bobbin to ready the machine for sewing

Are you saying that the upper thread is not pulling the bobbin thread up to the top?

Install a brand new needle.

Remove the thread. RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning--allows the thread to seat completely in the upper tension disk.

Check that the bobbin thread is inserted in the bobbin case facing the correct direction and that the bobbin case is threaded correctly through the bobbin case tension. Be sure to leave at least a 6" tail of thread on both the upper and lower threads.


If it is still not picking up the bobbin thread, the bobbin case may be defective/malfunctioning or your machine probably needs professional service.

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Bobbin threat loose

Make sure you have threaded the machine properly--which usually involves removing the thread and rethread from the beginning. Make sure to RAISE the presser foot before threading the upper thread. Check that the bobbin is loaded in the bobbin case and it is threaded properly.

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Try these suggestions
1. Change the needle--use a needle that's for the fabric being sewed
2. Rethread the machine--top --make sure to use every thread guide
3. try a different bobbin--make sure bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case, & make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way in the bobbin case
4. make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
5. Clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or threads

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try changing the needle
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