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I just bought it and its sounds like metal getting hit by the needle, and the thread bunches up underneath fabric.

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Um, if you just bought it from a dealer, take it back and ask for a different machine. This one is defective.

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If it is brand new then have it fixed under warranty
if used then it appears that the needle/bobbin timing is out with the needle hitting the bobbin carrier ot the hook hitting the needle.
bunching up of thread under the material is a sign of upper tension to light
suggest that you have a service done to fix it.

Posted on Apr 10, 2015

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When I sew I have thread bunching up underneath the fabric, I've changed needle size, thread, bobbins and cleaned out around the bobbin holder. I'm frustrated and out of ideas.


Susan--
Easy peasy, once you know the problem and how to fix it. It's called "bird nesting" or "thread nesting" or what I refer to as thread "barfs."

Install a brand new needle.
Remove all the thread from the machine.
**ALWAYS RAISE** the presser foot and rethread the top thread.
Verify the top thread path is correct.
Install and thread the bobbin case, make sure it is correct.
Set the top tension to the midway point.

Now retest your machine. Birds nests gone? You may need to tweak the top tension because the factory standard changes due to age and use.

FWIW, problems appearing under the fabric are an issue of the top thread. Thread problems appearing on top of the fabric is a bobbin issue.

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Birds nest under the fabric big loops of thread top side looks good...

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Thread on my consew 225 keeps balling the thread on the bottbottom


Sounds like bird nesting. The upper thread accumulates under the fabric creating a series of loops and knots.

First: Install a brand new needle and make sure it is installed facing the correct direction. (A new needle is the least expensive fix for most sewing machine issues.)

Second: Remove the thread. RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Make sure it is threaded correctly (consult the owner's manual).

Third: Pull up the bobbin thread through the fabric and gently hold the thread tails in your left hand while slowly taking the first couple of stitches.

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Thread is getting bunched up in machine


First thing: install a brand new needle.
Second: remove upper thread. RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Set upper tension to the midway point between high & low numbers.

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Cotton is loose/looping under material?


Sounds like bird nesting.
The #1 thing is to install a brand new needle (old, worn, nicked, or bent needles can create a lot of havoc).

Remove all the thread from the machine. RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning verifying that it is threaded correctly. Make sure the bobbin is loaded and threaded in the bobbin case properly.

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There is thread pieces under the tread plate and when the machine tries to trim the thread it doesn't and sounds like it's hitting something


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Jan 21, 2014 - There are lots of reasons for sewing machine thread bunching up, and ... or bird nesting, on the top of your fabric, the culprit has something to do ... Frequent dusting underneath the throat plate and along the thread .... It looks like it's hardly been used but the top thread keeps tangling below the material.

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I am having adjustment problems on my machine, it did not have an owners manual. missing stitches and bunching up underneath the meterial


Have you changed the needle ? Is the fabric a knit ? If the needle has been used for awhile, it may be dull. Many modern fibres are quite hard on needles, which need to be replaced fairly often.



Many knit fabrics require a ball point or Q needle.. [ Kenmore\'s brand of ball point knit needle]. Many knits are notorious for causing skipped stitches and a special needle for knits can really help with this.



If thread is bunching up, is this underneath or on top of the fabric ?

If it is underneath, the top tension may need to be adjusted. Mal adjusted top tension can cause a lot of problems, and the mechanism that controls it can become worn and may need service or replacement.

Oct 01, 2014 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Thread is knotting up on bottom of fabric causing it to stop


1.check the needle & see if it's bent--if so replace
2.lay the needle on a flat surface & roll the needle over if it doesn't roll true replace
3.check for blunt needle-if needle makes a popping sound when needle penetrates fabric
4.needle is not all way up in holder
on my mechanical sewing machine sometimes the threads come off the take up lever, that causes the thread to bunch up under something I'm working on
also check thread in bobbin

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Bobbin thread tangling up


are you doing embroidery? if so turn off jump stitch cutting if possible. is the machine threaded correctly (pull needle thread out of machine and thread again with presser foot raised.

check for foreign matter in needle tension assembly. ensure there is sufficient needle thread tension.

the thread you see caught up underneath the fabric will be needle thread and indicates insufficient needle thread tension or something preventing the needle thread from being pulled up into the fabric (maybe a damaged bobbin case, or bobbin case position finger, or damaged needle plate hole).

goodluck,
scott

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Thread is bunching underneath fabric


Needle in correct? Be sure your bobbin is not in upside down and turning the wrong way. Possibly the hook that the bobbicase fits in/on has been hit by a needle and caused a burr that is catching the thread as it comes around. The burr would have to be polished off or hook replaced. The machine could be slightly out of time also.

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