Often, after I have been using my Kenmore for a few days off and on (or just often during a given week) the machine works fine but eventually the thread (from the top) gets caught up in the tools around the bobbin until it becomes so tight that it completely and quickly halts all sewing. I've tried adjusting the tension, but it doesn't seem to be working? I feel a bit silly not being able to fix this, please help?
To address my needle thread tangling (horribly) in the bobbin compartment, I rethreaded the bobbin. I cleaned the bobbin and the feeder feet, I changed the bobbin and the thread. I changed the tension on the needle thread and the bobbin thread. NO FIX! Then, I changed the needle - the problem was fixed instantly. I sewed awhile and then put the original needle back in. No problem. I think perhaps that the problem is being caused by the needle getting out of alignment somehow during sewing. If you are having the same issue, try it. It can't hurt!
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try changing the needle rethread the machine top--also make sure the presser foot is raised all the way up before you rethread the top & bobbin--make sure it's turned the correct way make sure the bobbin is not warped or damaged keep a eye on the thread take up lever, because sometimes the top thread comes off of it
make sure the thread is not caught around the thread spool
check the top tension it could be to high,,try 3 or 4
check top thread tension area to see if there's any loose threads or lint
check the needle to make sure it's not bent or blunt or have a burr on it- make sure it's the correct needle for the fabric
check needle plate for burrs
check bobbin for burrs
clean under needle plate for loose threads or lint--also in bobbin area
have you tried to adjust your stich pattern and slowed down your feed rate also doublecheck the bobin to ensure that it is installed fully in the casing and is not warped at all ok?
On the bobbin case is a small screw if it is to loose the thread won't feed like it should make sure that screw is tight but not so tight you can't get the thread through it. Also check to make sure you have threaded the top right. hope that helps
I had the exact same problem and could not find the solution until i took my machine to my sewing sensei and i solved my tedious problem.
It was actually not a tension problem at all but a threading problem. Make sure you have threaded your bobbin correctly and that when you pull on the bobbin thread that the bobbin turns the right way. (mine must spin anti clockwise to work)
Make sure that when you pull up the bobbin thread using the needle that it is not over the feed dogs connective bar but under it. A big problem when the thread gets caught around the bobbin case wheel is that the thread is looped around the feed dogs once and that causes the thread to get caught around the bobbin wheel.
In conclusion, thread the bobbin correctly and read over your instruction book before spending the money to get it fixe in s shop.