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I have been using the zig zag stitch for appliques and all of a sudden the bottom thread which is a different color is showing on the top. I have rethreaded top and bottom threads, changed needles, cleaned out the bobbin case and it does not help.

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  • Olgita Jul 30, 2009

    My manuel did not give instructions on changing the bobbin tension. I went online and found several sites with great explanations and instructions (pictures). The stitch is back to normal. Thanks

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It sounds like no bobbin thread tension. there should be some resistance when you pull on the bobbin thread. if there is none or too little you may have some lint or thread caught behind the bobbin case tension spring.

very carefully try and push the tip of a thin pin into the bobbin case tension spring and pick any accumulated thread or lint out.

if the bobbin case spring is clean, try tightening the bobbin tension a little at a time until your zig zag looks ok.

of-course all this is done after checking needle threading and needle for damage.

scott.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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