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Thread bunches up underneath

I purchased a Bernina 215 two weeks ago and has been back to the vendor/repairman twice - problem is that the thread bunches up underneath. This past visit the issue apparently was a gap within the housing of the bobbin area. However, it is still not fixed. I have read quite a few individuals who also have this problem - your solutions have always indicated operator error - at what point is the problem "the machine?" I have rethreaded etc to no avail. I could hold onto the thread just as I begin to sew but that is not the solution - I shouldn't have to do that. I have had Frister and Rossmann, Singer, and Phaff - I have always wanted a Bernina - and they came out with one that I could afford. I am now regretting my purchase.

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Are you sure your needle is in right? flat side to the back.. Also, have the needle thread and the bobbin thread together at the beginning of the seam. Pull them behind the pressure foot. Put the tension on the red line of the top tension dial. Make sure your bobbin is unwinding in a clock wise motion. I love Bernina, they are the best sewing machines I have ever used...

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SOURCE: Bobbin thread bunching

rethread top carefully, you're not getting it in the tension

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It could be that there is a loose piece of thread, or some fluff which is obstructing the tension gauge. Try blowing around the theading area (or even run the hoover pipe near it to see if you can **** it out). I cleared mine by folding a piece of non fluffy material and rubbing gently between the tension dial and machine.

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Posted on May 22, 2008

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Presumably neither of you has or knows how to adjust your bobbin tension so, I'm going to presume it's your hook. Make sure you are threading the machine coorectly then you'll need to remove your needle plate by removing the two screws, pull out your hook (this is the part your bobbin sits in) but make sure you note which way it sits inside your machine. Have a look at the plastic hook for any sharp edges or burs, you may need to replace your hook or try and gently sand (400grit) the plastic if possible. The key part of the hook is the small blunted point as this is what catched the loop of thread behind the needle. Please make sure that when you put your hook back in, that it is on the left side of that little guard sticking out on the lower right of your machine.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Singer Simple bottom thread is loose

hi there
raise pressure foot up thread making sure thread passes between thread guide this should solve problem never alter bobbin tension,
mary h

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Thread is bunching underneath fabric

Needle in correct? Be sure your bobbin is not in upside down and turning the wrong way. Possibly the hook that the bobbicase fits in/on has been hit by a needle and caused a burr that is catching the thread as it comes around. The burr would have to be polished off or hook replaced. The machine could be slightly out of time also.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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