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When I try to sew my machine jams a little every few seconds and is not sewing on top. When I try to remove the fabric it is stuck and there is a mess of thread underneath. I have cleaned and oiled my machine and the problem is still there. I think my tension is fine. Help!

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Hello,

Although you already re-theaded and cleaned your machine, re-check this:

- Un-thread your machine and remove your bobbin. Clean any loose thread or lint out of your bobbin case. Re-thread your machine, reinsert and rethread your bobbin.

If that doesn't work, try this:

- Change your bobbin.There could be a nick along the edge of your bobbin spool that’s catching your thread as you sew.

- Raise your feed dogs if your machine has this feature.

Note:
when you start to sew a seam, hold the upper and bobbin thread tails. Hold them back and out of the way as you sew your first couple of stitches. This will keep them from getting caught in your machine.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

  • jmvks Jul 31, 2011

    I had a problem with the thread breaking all the time, and was adjusting the tension to try to fix it. But it didn't fix it. Finally i decided to change the thread to a newer spool, and voila! Everything was fine. Could old, dry thread be the problem?

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Hi, I own a Kenmore Ultra Stitch 6 sewing machine and I am having problems with the clutch wheel; it keeps popping off so although the machine is working it is not sewing (the needle does not sew) I have removed the outside small wheel outside of the clutch which has a washer and a silver wheel with indents (that I presume the "teeth" will be facing in) After I reasemble the parts and try to sew without any material it works fine (and I get very happy thinking i have fixed it, hah) but when I place material to sew and start sewing the clutch pops out and the needle doesn't move although I can hear the machine working (like it was in neutral) I am sure I am doing something wrong when I place the parts together and I need some ideas.

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Check to see if the needle is bent and check the cam timing is not loose.

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