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Don't understand the make/model of your machine. Can only suggest finding if there is a burr or nick somewhere that is catching the thread. If it is a minor blemish, it can frequently be smoothed with a fine emery board or sand paper. If the bobbin case needs to be replaced, search the internet for

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or take it to a local sewing machine repair service. Frequently, they can find a compatible bobbin case for your machine.

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My bobbin thread breaks too much. How do I fix it.


Be sure you are using the correct bobbin for your machine. Even though it appears to fit the bobbin case, if it is the wrong bobbin, it could cause major headaches.

Try a different bobbin. Try different thread.

Also check that the bobbin thread is wound smoothly and turning the correct direction in the bobbin case. Make sure the thread is threaded through the bobbin tension properly.

AVOID old and inexpensive, bargain bin thread!

There could be a nick or burr somewhere that is catching the bobbin thread and breaking it.

Try loosening the bobbin tension a bit. It could be too tight, especially if the bobbin thread is pulling the upper thread down to the underside of the fabric.

There could also be something wrong with the bobbin case itself that may be resolved by trying a new bobbin case (or borrow one from a friend, etc.)


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Brother Sq9185 sewing machine, the thread on bottom just pulls out, when free motion quilting? how do I fix this


Sounds like the upper tension needs to be tightened, or the bobbin thread needs to be loosened. At any rate, the tension is correct when the two threads meet in the middle of the fabric for general sewing.

For free motion quilting, the tension should be adjusted so that the bobbin thread does not show on the top of the fabric, however, it should not lay in a straight line like it sounds like it may appear currently. What you are currently producing is a gathering stitch where the bobbin thread can be easily pulled.

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How do i fix the top thread just tangling, looping on the shutter race?


1. Make sure that you are using the right bobbin case. (LX3125) 2. Adjust the tension of the bobbin case. (I've sent a guide for this) Your's is considered the older style.
3. Make sure the bobbin that is used is the right one. If it is too long or too wide it will cause problems.
4. When you insert the bobbin case make sure the lock handle goes down flat with the bobbin case. Also, feel the bobbin case for rough snags.
5. Replace the needle. Insert it the new one in the right direction.
6. Thread the machine (while pressure foot up) according to the directions. While threading give small tugs to check for snags.
7. Place the tension on four. It is ok to feel by hand if this is excess tension.
8. While turning the hand wheel towards you the bobbin thread should rise above the throat plate.
9. This should be ok now. Try it on some old rags. Don't forget to set that bobbin case.

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Why does my thread keep bunching up?


That is called "thread nesting," and several things can cause it. The upper thread enters the bobbin area during sewing, catches the bobbin thread, and as the needle goes up, pulls the stitch tight. Something is catching the upper thread as it goes around. The most common reasons are the bobbin or bobbin case (or both) is improperly inserted; the bobbin is warped (roll it down a flat surface--if it wobbles, it's warped), either the case or the bobbin is not seated evenly, there is a rough spot on the bobbin case that is catching the thread, or your bobbin is loosely/badly wound. You need to rule out the possibilities step by step until you find the cause. First, review your threading procedures from start to finish, using your user's manual. Then, without fabric, turn the hand wheel by hand (ALWAYS towards you) to see if you can see it start to catch. The top thread should rotate smoothly in the bobbin area. You should be able to pin-point the cause that way.

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Upper thread is not catching bobbin thread


Carmen, seem that you have carried out the necessary rectification, but could it be your rotary hook tip blunt/broken, if not most probably it needs needle/hook timing adjustment. And this will require your sewing machine technician to do it.

Jul 24, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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Janome 3000 bobbin thread will not catch. It just quit while I was sewing. I've cleaned the bobbin case and anything else I could but when I put the needle down the thread does not circle the b


try changing the needle
rethread the machine top & bobbin
make sure to use every thread guide
make sure the bobbin is not over wound
make sure the bobbin is turned the right way in the bobbin case
make sure the bobbin is not warped or damaged
if you've done all these things then it's also possible that the machine
is out of time & needs to be checked at a repair shop

Sep 01, 2012 | Janome Memory Craft 3000

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How do I thread my white 765 top and bottom


The bobbin is held in a removable bobbin case. If the bobbin case is already out of the machine, place the bobbin in the bobbin case such that the thread will come off clockwise. Leave a couple of inches of thread loose. Then pull the end of the thread down into the cross slot and thread it through the tension spring and into the delivery eye.

Next make sure the presser foot is up and the needle is in the highest position. Push the slide plate up. Hold the latch in the center of the bobbin case and place it over the center stud with the finger opposite the notch in the shuttle race. Release the latch in the center and press down on the bobbin case until you hear a click when the latch catches the groove. Leave a 2-3" length of thread extending out of the bobbin case and push the slide plate down. (Reverse the steps to remove the bobbin case.)

To thread the needle, place a spool on the spool pin with the needle bar fully up. I try to place the spool on the pin so that the little catch is out of the way. (The catch holds the end of the thread when the spool isn't in use.) Bring the thread through the guide loop on the top of the machine and then down through the thread guide on the right side of the tension discs. Bring the thread back up on the left side of the tension discs through the check spring and through the thread guide. Bring the thread through the hole (eye) in the take up lever (from right to left). Then bring the thread down through all of the guides down the face of the machine to the needle. Finally thread the needle from left to right. Pull a few inches of thread through the needle. (I find the threading of the needle to be easiest if the thread has been cut at an angle after threading the machine.)

The manual for the White 765 is available from Singer's support site. The direct link to the manual is http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/827_white-765-x.pdf . See page 6 of the manual and the subsequent pages for pictures.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Nov 18, 2011 | White Sewing Sewing Machines

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How do you load the bobbin properly?


Hi there,

Well you may please follow the steps below -
1. Remove the bobbin from the sewing machine. Note: whether you have a drop-in, front or side-loading bobbin on your sewing machine. A drop in bobbin will load from the top, may be via a removable bobbin case cover near the machine-fed dogs. A side or front loading bobbin needs to be loaded into a removable bobbin case under the machine.
2. Choose the right size bobbin for the sewing machine.
3. Wind thread onto your bobbin. Your sewing machine should have a standard thread spool to hold the thread and a short, squat post wide enough for a bobbin.
4. Put the thread and empty bobbin into position on your sewing machine. Wrap the thread around the bobbin to start it. On most machines, disengage the needle by turning the smaller hand-wheel on the machine toward you. Push the bobbin post into position, securing the bobbin into place. Press gently down. Thread should begin to wind neatly onto your bobbin.
5. Break the thread, push the bobbin post back into an inactive position and remove the bobbin. Tighten the hand-wheel. Thread your sewing machine again if necessary before loading the bobbin.
6. Remove the bobbin case cover and put the bobbin into position. The thread should slide through a catch on the bobbin case and up through the cover.
7. Access the bobbin case for a front or side mount bobbin. Lift the catch and remove the removable bobbin holder. Put the bobbin into the holder and run the thread through the holder, bringing it to the front. Lift the catch and slide the bobbin holder back into the case. Hold your needle thread gently forward with your left hand and turn the hand-wheel. The needle thread will pass down into the machine and catch a loop of the bobbin thread. Pull this loop up and slide both threads to the back before beginning to sew.
Good Luck!!

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The bobbin thread is not catching. I have rethreaded the entire machine multiple times, tried different bobbins, etc. However, the needle and thread are not catching the bobbin thread. The bobbin thread is...


try a new needle
make sure the bobbin is not warped
make sure the bobbin case area is free of lint or loose thread
make sure you hold the upper thread tail while it's going down to pick up the bobbin thread
make sure there is a 2 to 4 in tail for the upper thread to grab

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