Question about Singer Esteem II Sewing Machine - 2273
Be sure your bobbin is inserted the correct way (this varies from machine to machine, so check the owner's manual). Bobbin tension is dependent upon this in most Singer machines.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
For normal everyday fabric, tension should be 3-5.
If it is looping on the bottom, the problem is the threading of the machine. If it loops on the top then the problem is with the bobbin.
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
Hi! Did you by chance, change your needle? If so, make sure you have the flat side of the needle shaft facing the correct direction. If the needle isn't in all the way or the flat side of the shaft facing the right way, the bobbin thread won't pick up.
Let me know if this helps, ok?
Posted on Feb 10, 2010
tension could be too loose. start with bobbin tension- should allow thread to pass with SLIGHT resistance. then adjust top tension at about 2-3 to start.
Posted on Jun 01, 2010
SOURCE: The thread is bunching up
Your problem stems from the faulty foot lever mechanism. It's coupled to the upper thread tension control which only provides tension when the presser foot is in the locked down position.
If the presser foot won't positively engage in the down position, there's no upper thread tension and the thread bunches up below. Everything else stems from there. If the needle has hit the bobbin case too frequently then the bobbin timing may also be slightly out and the needle itself will be damaged and won't pass straight through the fabric; it only takes a tiny deflection from the vertical as it passes through the workpiece for the needle to flex and hit the bobbin case.
In summary, your machine is in desperate need of repair and adjustment. You haven't stated which exact Singer model you have, but they are usually easy to get servicing manuals for or you can take the machine to a sewing machine servicing specialist. Most singer spare parts (even for 100 year old machines) are usually still available fairly cheaply from a variety of sources, just enter "Singer spares" into your search engine to find suppliers.
To prevent re-occurrence, clean the mechanism regularly and lubricate it as directed by the manufacturer using sewing machine oil. Depending on how often you use the machine, do (or have done) a more thorough service periodically to check the timing and also that all mechanism screws remain tightly fastened.
I hope that my reply has shed some light on your problem and enables you to decide what to do next. Please take a moment to rate my answer.
Posted on Sep 30, 2010
SOURCE: Im using a singer 57815.
Reduce the thread tension to a lower number,Select a larger size needle,Remove and reinsert a new needle, flat side toward the back of the machine
Posted on Aug 02, 2011
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