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The thread keeps knotting up near the bobbin on my older model singer

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Sounds like a tension problem. You may can email the singer company at talktous@singerco.com

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My singer 6136 bobbin keeps knotting up


Are you getting knots under the fabric when you sew? If so, that is bird nesting (thread nesting) and is commonly a top thread issue. Most often the thread is not seated fully in the tension disk or the top tension setting is off.

Remove the top thread from the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning.
Verify the thread path is correct.
Set the tension at the midway point and then tweak it so the top and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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If your top thread is knotting up in bobbin area, your top thread is mis-threaded, possibly out of take-up lever or tension disks need cleaning/adjusting.

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try these suggestions
rethread the machine top and bobbin, using every thread guide
try a new needle--one for the fabric being sewed--make sure the needle is inserted correctly into the needle holder
make sure the thread does not come off the thread take up lever
try a different bobbin
make sure the bobbin is turned the right way in the bobbin case
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Singer website has a plethora of manuals to download, http://www.singerco.com/accessories/instruction-manuals is the link, your manual is there for $15. If the bobbin thread is knotting up in the bobbin then I'd say you need to rewind a fresh bobbin and make sure it is smooth with even tension as it goes onto the bobbin. If your bobbin thread looks a bit chunky and uneven, then you won't get good results from it. Also, check that you are putting the bobbin into the bobbin case the right way, the thread needs to come off the bobbin and make a reverse direction into the tension spring (assuming yours is a removeable bobbin case, not top loading)

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Somethings wrong with the bobbin, it knots up on the back of material


try these suggestions
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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Haven't had the Singer Sew Simple very long. Second time to use it. Ready to throw it out the window. Bobbin tension seems to be off. Thread keeps knotting up and breaking under fabric, jamming the...


Have you tried re-threading it? Remember to keep the presser foot up as you thread so that the tension discs are open. Re-thread the upper thread because it can often cause bobbin jams.
Perhaps your tension discs are blocked, try running a thicker thread through by hand to clean them.
Check there are no broken threads in the bobbin raceway.
Sometimes the wrong size needle upsets the tension.

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Singer sewing machine bobbin thread knots rather than forming stitches or forms large loose stiches on bottom of fabric


What you have going on is a bobbin problem. The knots are referred to as birds' nests and happen when your bobbin thread gets caught on a piece of the bobbin casing. The large, loose stitches are normally caused by a problem with the bobbin case, a bobbin that is would properly, or when you're getting to the end of the bobbin's thread and the thread is loosely would on the bobbin at that point.

You're best bet is probably to buy a new bobbin casing. They're usually about $25 or so and you should be able to find one on eBay by searching for Singer (your machine name and model) under the Crafts category. The silver plate on top of the area covering where you place your bobbin into has screws you need to carefully remove (careful not to loose them!). If you need to, take pictures with your cellphone or digital camera as you remove the old bobbin casing so you can see how to put the new one in.

This should take care of the problem. If, for some reason it doesn't, you may well have a problem ALSO with your bobbin tension, and that should be looked at by a Singer Technician. You can find one in the yellow pages near you or probably by searching Yahoo Local. Happy Sewing.

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Recheck the top thread and bobbin tension for equal balance of thread when sewing. The knotting of thread problem is usually because the tensions are too tight or too loose and/or thread may not be properly threaded. Another reason is when the bobbin thread is wind imbalanced it will cause the thread to knot-up when sewing. This problem is notorious when the bobbin is winded within the bobbin case on some machines. The bobbin thread need to be wind smoothly in the bobbin to avoid this problem.

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Bobbin thread knotting up


Well I have to say the first problem is with "we sew". How many people are trying to sew at the same time ": ).......
That was supposed to be funny by the way.

The problem is listed under Singer but you didn't include the model #.
Depending on what model it is it may be a factor so please respond with that info. Thanks.

What I can tell you is that the most common cause of this is incorrect bobbin tension.

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