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Bobbin problem The bobbin is knotting up all my thread. It's a White sewing maching that is 30 years old. Does something need to be replaced?

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Upper threading/tension is wrong

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Model 4075 white sewing machine thread from bobbin builds up and stops sewing.


Check the stitching and confirm that it is in fact bobbin thread and not the top thread that is creating knots & loops under the fabric. This is usually the case and is called thread nests or bird nests. (You can search the internet for more information about this symptom.)

Install a brand new needle.
Remove the thread from the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot while rethreading the upper thread.
Confirm the thread path is correct.
Verify the bobbin is installed facing the correct direction in the bobbin case and the bobbin case is threaded properly.

Set the upper tension to the midway point (factory standard) although it may need to be tweaked as machines change with use and time.

Pull up the bobbin thread. This method works with general sewing projects, not just quilting.
How and Why to Bring up the Bobbin Thread

Begin to test sew slowly.

If the thread is still making a mess, then the machine most likely has a timing issue. There are multiple web sites and videos that discuss sewing machine timing. Or take it for service.

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Thread bunches up into a knotted mess on bottom. Bobbin doesn't sit flat inside the bobbin case but spins with a tilt, lower on the left and higher on the right. Bobbin touches plastic cover plate.


Usually, thread bunching under the fabric is an upper tension issue. Be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the upper thread.

With the bobbin case operating at a tilt, there is something mechanically wrong with the machine. It may be best to take it for service.

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My needle arm is stuck in the down position, won't raise manually. Newbie


Not knowing the brand and model of your machine makes diagnosis difficult. In most machines that have the bobbin case inserted from the front, you can try releasing the bobbin case and removing it. When my machine jams, removing the bobbin case releases all those threads that are twisted and knotted inside that are "holding the needle captive."

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Can't set the tension on needle or bobbin to match


1. make sure your machine is threaded right.2. set the tension between 3 and 4 and play with the tension as you need it to adjust it.3. make sure the bobbin is threaded right.make sure to visit the site below; it has solutions to multiple problems and instructions how to thread the needle or bobbin. Good luck.htt://Fix Looping/Knotting Thread Fix Knotting/Bunching Thread Looping Bunching & Knotting Thread

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I am having a problem with the thread knotting up on the bottom of my material. The needle starts to lock up and when I start checking the thread is all knotted up. I then take the bobbin out and it...


What you have going on is probably a bobbin problem. The knots are referred to as birds' nests and happen usually happen when your bobbin thread gets caught on something in the bobbin area. To be certain it's a bobbin problem, change your needle. Even if the needle looks fine, it could be just slightly bent and still look fine to the naked eye. If that doesn't solve the problem, take the fabric out of the sewing machine and turn the machine wheel by hand. Watch what happens thru the plastic window in the bobbin area, or if you don't have a plastic window leave the bobbin covering off. Is the thread catching somewhere and causing a bunch of thread to gather in the bobbin area? Be very careful when investigating in the bobbin casing/area-it's easy to chip things in there! Often times, a piece of something falls in there and can be pulled out with tweezers. Just as often, the bobbin casing is slightly tilted and needs to be straightened or has a chip in it and needs to be replaced. You can normally get a replacement on eBay, searching with your machine model number. Also, check out SewVacUSA. If you need help replacing the bobbin casing (it's easy, you just need to be careful), or if these solutions don't work, leave me a comment. I check back daily, so I'll get back to you within 24 hours normally. Leave me as much detail as possible and I'll do everything I can to help you!

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My bobbin thread keeps looping and knotting. I have adjusted the tension and tried every stinkin one with no avail. I tried changing the needle, tried different thread, re-threaded the maching and the...


Amber,

Have you been using new bobbins? I purchased what I thought was the same size bobbin I had been using for my cs6000i, they differed in size only very, very slightly . For the life of me I couldn't figure out why I was having such trouble with my bottom thread. Upon placing one old bobbin (the correct size) beside one of the new ones I realized the difference. Make sure they are part code: SA156.

If this isn't the problem you could always adjust the tension in the bobbin casing itself with a screwdriver; the correct screw usually has a bit of paint on top of it so it's easy to locate. However, I would do that as a last resort, I've only had to tighten the bobbin casing when using elastic thread.
I hope this helps!

Jan 12, 2011 | Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing...

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Bobbine keeps getting knotted up, I have replaced it with a new bobbin and it keeps happening.


Hi my name is John. Welcome to FixYa. If the bobbin is knotting up, you need to loosen the tension on the bobbin and tighten up a little on the thread, you kinda have to play around with it a little to get the feel of it. Say may less than a half a turn, until you get it to where you want it. Then there will be a question about the thread breaking, sometimes it will be old outdated four year old thread. Thanks for choosing FixYa...John

Dec 08, 2010 | Janome Sewing Machines

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Singer 301a sewing machine does not sew for more than 2 secs...top thread just knots into a huge ball on bottom of fabric...everything is threaded correctly and all tension set well...next step is trash...


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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Problems with Singer 2732


"Birdnesting" occurs when there is no tension on the needle thread to pull the bobbin thread. This is easily corrected by rethreading the machine, following the threading path carefully and making sure the thread is fully engaged in the tension mechanism.

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Bobbin problem


When you thread your bobbin and put it in the case the thread should be on the left side of that little arm on the bobbin case. It allows the thread to slide off that arm.

Another issue could be your lower tension. You may need to loosen or tighten it.

I had the same issue and the above two things eliminated the problem.

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