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Threading I have borrowed this machine, how to I thread it, it keeps bunching up.

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Re: threading

Have a look at the threading page on this website.

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I'm having trouble properly threading my Elna 1010. Could you please help? The bobbin thread keeps bunching up and breaking

bunching of thread under the material is an indication of insufficient tension of the needle thread
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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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I have a singer confidence 7469 quilter, the upper thread keeps bunching up in the bobbin case. I've tried re threading numerous times with no luck.

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I have the Kenmore sewing machine #16231. When I was sewing the bobbin holder popped out and a bunch of thread bunched together and wrapped around the bobbin and caused bunching of thread on my fabric...

Bunching of thread is 99% a top tension problem. Make sure you thread the top thread correctly. Thread the machine with the presser lever up. Test the tension by lowering the presser lever before threading the eye of the needle, by pulling the thread with your left hand and adjusting the tension with your right hand while slowly pulling downwards. There should be no resistance when the tension dial is on zero, and you should be able to feel more resistance when you increase the tension. Ideal tension is between 3 and 5. When your top tension is correct, your machine should operate correctly. If you feel no resistance with the presser foot down and the tension dial on 5, check the tension disks for fluff or broken thread. When you lift the presser foot, the tension disks should open and you would be able to remove any cotton or fluff. Good Luck

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The bobbin thread keeps bunching up on my 990 machine

It is probably not the bobbin thread that is "bunching", put different color top (maybe red), and bobbin (maybe white), thread in the machine and sew. If the top thread is messing up on the bottom of the cloth you have 3 possible solutions. Here are the solutions in order of probability:
1 - You have not threaded the UPPER thread correctly. Read your book on threading.
2 - Your UPPER thread tension is too low. Try setting it at 5 or so.
3 - Your shuttle is damaged. Get a new one.

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My singer 533 machine keeps bunching up with

Top tension about 4 or 5, make sure the bobbin turns anti clockwise, make sure you only use a mercerised thread no thicker than a number 40 and the bobbin thread should pull through with slight resistence only.

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The bobbin thread keeps bunching up - I have cleaned it and changed needles - what else do I do?

When you are threading the machine make sure that the presser foot is up, The tension disks are open when the presser foot is up, If you thread the machine when the presser foot is down the tension disks are closed, and the thread will not go through properly causing a nest of thread of bobbin thread to bunch.

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There could be several reasons due to which the thread keeps bunching up underneath. 

It may be due to tangling of upper thread. Remove the thread completely from the machine, use correct size spool cap for the size of the thread spool, re-thread the machine, now remove the bobbin and make sure the bobbin is threaded properly in the shuttle race. Remove any loose threads or lint in the shuttle race.

You could be holding the needle thread too tight. Hold the thread lightly to keep the end from going down into the shuttle.
The needle could be thread incorrectly. Thread the needle eye from the front to the back.
The needle could be bent or improperly inserted. Install a new needle with the flat side of the needle facing the back.

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