Question about Singer Futura Xl-400 All-In-One Sewing And Embroidery Machine
When I sew and embroidery my thread breaks and bobbin tangles
Posted by Anonymous on
These might be caused by one issue, or by separate issues, so you need to test to identify it, but that doesn't take long.
You need to take out your user's manual and make sure that you are threading it correctly. You might also want to take your spool out of the spindle on the machine. Put the spindle that came with it for twin needle sewing on the top, and put the thread at the back of the machine in a coffee cup, then bend it around the base of the spindle, and then thread normally--exerting tension at the top and bottom when you do so, and making sure that your presser foot is UP--ALWAYS up on ANY sewing machine. That is the only time that the tension disks are spread to admit the thread, and a possible cause of your problems.
Next, review how you insert the bobbin, and make sure that the bobbin case was properly inserted, and the thread is properly threaded, with the bobbin going in the correct direction.
Also, you might want to switch to either a slightly larger needle, or a metallic needle, which is a regular needle in a range of sizes, but has a larger eye. Also, try another spool of thread to make sure the problem is NOT the thread, which might be old--even if you just bought it, it may have been sitting on a shelf.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: bunching thread underneath
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
Posted on Nov 13, 2007
IT PROBABLY IS THREADED INCORRECTLY. GO SLOWLY BY THE DIAPHRAGM AND MAKE SURE IT IS THREADED CORRECTLY. ALSO MAKE SURE SPOOL PIN HOLDERS ARE IN PLACE THAT HELPS TO GUIDE THE THREAD CORRECTLY.
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
SOURCE: singer solid state-bobbin part
Check your tension disks, with your presser foot up, and the tension dial on zero. Sometimes a piece of cotton breaks off between the tension disks and then prevents the disks to work properly. Also make sure when you thread the machine, the thread does go through the disks and over the take up lever. After you threaded the machine, before putting the thread through the eye of the needle, lower the presser foot and while pulling on the thread with your left hand, increase the tension with your right hand. Do it slowly and you should feel in difference in tension. If this is the case, your machine should work fine. Also use a ball-point needle on t shirt material. Good luck!
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
Here are a couple of things to try.
* Un-thread your machine and remove your bobbin. Clean any loose thread or lint out of your
bobbin case. Re-thread your machine, reinsert and re-thread your bobbin.
* Change your bobbin
There could be a nick along the edge of your bobbin spool that’s catching your thread as you
* When you start to sew a seam, grasp the upper and bobbin thread tails. Hold them back
and out of the way as you sew your first couple of stitches. This will keep them from getting
caught in your machine.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
If you turn the handwheel, can you see a metal ring rotating around the outer edge of the bobbin case? If not rotating, broken gear or timing belt off.
If that ring is turning, remove the needle plate and bobbin case. As this ring now rotates, you will a finger on the ring that will pass behind the needle from right to left and it should catch the thread from the eye of the needle. If this finger, the "hook" passes above the eye, you have a timing problem.
Let me know.
Posted on Feb 16, 2010
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