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you need to do a tension assembly test.
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(To do this test, adjust your tension setting to normal or medium or 5 orsomething in the middle. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through thetension. It should pull easily!! Lower the presser foot and pull the thread. Itshould pull noticeably harder.)
If it doesn’t work this way then you probably have a pieceof thread or lint stuck inside the tension discs. To remove it, turn thetension to 0 zero and raise the presser foot.Using a small screwdriver, openthe space between the discs and spray with canned or compressed air. The stuffshould come out. Do the tension test again to make sure you got everything andthen try sewing again.

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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SOURCE: bobbin thread/feed dog eating fabric

This is a very common problem with really lightweight fabric and can often be cured (if doing straight stitching) by using a straight stitch needle plate and foot. The wider needle plate and foot openings on newer machines give the machine/thread a wider area to pull the fabric into the machine. By using a straight stitch plate/foot you remove the wide opening, eliminating the majority of the problem.

Also - try using a specially coated needle (Teflon or other non-stick finish). The thread feeds more smoothly through the needle and the needle more smoothly through the fabric, causing less drag into the needle plate opening.

Hope this helps. Don't hesitate to respond to this if you have further specific questions. We're always happy to help

Happy stitching,
Kim & Linnette

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a viking designer I and I am trying to embroidery lettering. No matter what I try, it puckers. It looks like the bobbin tension is too tight because I use red thread on top and white on the bot

It sounds like a stabilizer prob. Try some better stabilibers maybe heavier. It may just need the be adjusted by a sewing technician at your local dealer. You can often take these in and have them hooped up and tested right there on the counter. I can do this at my store here in Portland, OR. They usually like them to run well or they get a bad rap. Just try better bobbin thread like anything but YLI. Try a different needle possibly. Or call Gary at 503-254-7317 and ask him what needle to use and what stabilizer and say Lin asked him to assist you. Tell him you are my friend.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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SOURCE: I have recently bought Singer Quantum 9940 and I

1. Make sure your needle is correct for the fabric. Go buy some good needles in several sizes. You'll need a 90 for jeans, rounded points for fine fabrics... get a few sizes. Your manual should provided you with clues to the right needle for the fabrics. (BTW... there really is no such thing as a Universal Needle... toss it.)

2. Re-read your manual and carefully follow the instructions on threading the bobbin and the upper thread...

3. Check your tension on the upper thread... it is too loose for the application. The tension on the bottom thread is handled by a spring on your bobbin case or race. If you do not have that threaded properly you'll have problems. Same with the direction the bobbin turns... have in it backwards... problems.

Barring all these things... It might be time for a qualified Singer repair person to look at it. Sadly Singer has seriously lowered it's standards in the last 20 years.

Posted on Feb 06, 2011

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SOURCE: Machine not taking up bobbin

You may need to take q-tips and clean the lint out of all the places you can. Take the bobbin out and clean there too. Take the plate off and clean the feeder. Make sure you are using the same thread on the bobbin as you are using on the top. Rethread the top making sure it is threaded correctly. Change the needle...making sure it is the correct one. I have found that you cannot use Singer needles or white label needles. The only needles I have been able to use with Brother machines are Schnetz as the other needles are too long and cause some of the problems you are having + they break as the hit the bobbin. Hope this helps you.

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If the fabric is puckering when you sew, it is most likely because the thread tension is too tight. Make sure you are using a brand-new needle compatible with your fabric--using a 70 or 80 needle and a lighter weight thread may work better as a 90 or higher needle is big enough that it can stretch the fabric before penetrating it, causing puckering.. Puckering also occurs more frequently when sewing light-weight fabrics and may necessitate using a walking foot or a stabilizer to help give the fabric more body as it is stitched (wash-away stabilizer would probably be good when sewing washable fabrics). Another thing that may cause puckering is when the bobbin is wound at a fast speed. Slowing down when winding the bobbin will reduce the amount of stretch added to the bobbin thread. If it is stretched going onto the bobbin, it will shrink back up when it is stitched to your fabric. Also check whether your machine has a presser foot pressure adjustment. The pressure should be lighter when sewing finer fabrics, ie silk, and heavier when sewing thicker fabrics like wool or denim.

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A lot depends upon what you're sewing on, thread, needle, etc. But here are some basics for this problem:
1. Clean your machine! The most common cause of many sewing problems is smutz caught in the bobbin area or tensioning disks.
2. Change your needle and be sure it's the right weight and type for what you're doing. Using a heavyweight needle on lightweight fabric or a 'sharps' needle on knits or an old needle are common causes of puckering.
3. Make sure the thread you're using is appropriate for the fabric and needle. Using light thread on heavy fabric or vice versa can cause puckering as well.
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