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Upper thread on embroidery machine jamming machine, and ending up with a bird's nest in the bobbin area.

Took bobbin area apart and removed loose threads, etc. Looks like top thread won't clear the little metal 'arm' at the upper right of the bobbin shuttle. Also, stitch plate won't sit flush on the right side of the deck when I put it back on. Any thoughts? Tia

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Upper threading is wrong. Thread could be catching on the end of the spool. What machine are you using?

Posted on May 08, 2015

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SOURCE: upper thread getting tangled in the bobbin

Always remember T-N-T. Thread, Needle, Tension. Assuming its threaded properly, is the needle all the way in and facing the right direction? These symptoms also suggest the bobbin may be in the bobbincase upside down thus turning in the wrong direction. Hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

SOURCE: Singer CE-100 Embroidery thread bunches up underneath fabric

I had this problem and it all came down to using the wrong backing. I kep trying to use tearaway on everything but WRONG. Using the proper backing corrects most problems. Good Luck!

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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SOURCE: Singer CG 550 Top thread keeps wraping around the bobbin and jam

Have you checked the top thread is correctly placed in the spring of the bobbin case?

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Bobbin problems

Are you using a size "A" (Class 15) bobbin? If you are using pre-wounds and they are not this size... they will jump around alot. The size of an "L" is very similar, but they are not as tall (height off the table when laying flat on the round side... like when sitting in the bobbin case.) There are tricks to using the thinner bobbins... See if you have a "taller" size "A"/Class 15 and if that corrects the trouble. tjsews2008@gmail.com

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SOURCE: Upper thread won't pull up lower thread

adjust needle lower it down

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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Sometimes it can help to unthread and rethread a machine, and I don't know why it sometimes works, but it's a simple thing to try.

But if the upper tension isn't set correctly for the work being done or if the tension mechanism, however that's handled on a computer machine, isn't working correctly, this is what happens. Bird's nest is a good way to describe it.

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This annoys the heck out of me, cause it happens a lot more than it should. There can be some valid reasons as to why it happens, though.

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