Question about Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist Sewing Machine

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Makes one stitch then abrupt stop with threads bunching up from bottom

I am an amature sewer at best, and last night I began a project on a Hexi quilt. I had over stitched and used the hand wheel to go back on space. I had forgotten to take out the slack with the thread and back stitched with the machine. In doing so, the thread became all bunched up and the needle jammed. I cleared the thread but each time I try to sew it takes one stitch (almost) and the machine again jams up. I have changed needles, cleaned any lint in the machine with canned air. I watched the video on you tube for "fixing a top load bobbin" that was posted on a similar post on this site, but I am not sure what I need to do. I appriciate any help very much! Thank you in advance!

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Have you taken the bobbin out and made sure there is nothing caught in the bobbin race area. Maybe even unscrew the plate and take the whole bobbin race assembly apart and clean well. Once that is done put back together then re thread machine. Next I would start by hand turning the machine and doing some stitches slowly with the fly wheel make sure to to forwards only never turn the fly wheel back wards. If everything seems clear give it some power slowly and see how it goes.

Posted on Feb 13, 2014

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SOURCE: bottom of stitch is bunched with alot of thread and machine jams

Try these time savers:
Test your thread quality to start, thread your machine and LIFT the presser foot (this opens the tension disks). Pull your top thread straight back. If you feel no tension no mater how much thread you pull, your thread is good. If that your machine passes that test, then let me know, we can go to step 2. If not, try different spool of thread, same test until you get a smooth pull (tip: always check your thread this way when you thread your machine)
Step 2:
Pull on your threaded bobbin thread while it’s in the machine. Does it pull smooth and even? If so, go to step 3. If not, try a new bobbin (bobbins get bent or distorted if wound too tight).
Clean thoroughly in the hook and bobbin case area and oil 1-2 drop is all.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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the tension on the bobbin case needs to be adjusted to needle size and type of fabric the medium fabrics usually use a size 11, light fabrics need a size 9 and heavy like ( corduroy denim or upholstery fabric needs a 14 or 16 Heavy fabrics need a little less tension on the top side so it will feed properly just play with it until it looks good on a scrap of the same fabric

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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SOURCE: sewing machine will not stitch.

Is this the first time you have used the machine? If so you need to bring up the bobbin thread by hand before stitching. Only when both bobbin and top threads are up through the needle plate nad pulled towards the back of machine, will the machine form a stitch.

Posted on Dec 17, 2010

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SOURCE: Bobbin thread will not stitch.

I had Singer Sewing Maching which was supposed to make different stitches. It had an electric motor, legs, cabinet with drawers & legs. For 20 years this machine never worked. Warranty & servicing made no difference. The thread would not come up from the bobbin or it would come in bunches or the thread would keep breaking (Ameto threads used, same in bobbin). The retailer from whom the machine was purchased sent mechanics to adjust tension, change needles, threads, oiling, cleaning etc but it never worked. We always used our neighbor's sewing machines or gave our clothes to the tailors. Whilst moving home we threw it. People saw the brand name & didn't even pick it up for free.

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