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Bunching at the bottom

I just bought the machine and after I get it threaded have tested everything from the threadding to the tension and still the same issue the bottom stitch is loose. getting very frusterated thought it was supposed to be a singer SIMPLE

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Is your bobbin clean and inserted correctly? (counter clockwise) A little fuzz can be a problem. Clean with a q-tip and oil if needed.

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The tension on my machine is off.I don't know which thread to adjust.bobbin or top thread. on fabric top stitch seems ok,bottom stitch bunches up and is loose.How do I readjust the tensions?


If the thread problem appears under the fabric, it is a top thread issue.

If the thread problem appears on the top of the fabric, the bobbin thread is the issue.

Perhaps the upper thread is not seated completely in the tension disk. Remove the upper thread from the machine, ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot, then rethread from the beginning. Make sure the thread path is correct. Test your stitch.

If the thread is still looping under the fabric, the upper tension is too loose. Set the upper tension to the midway point. Test and adjust the tension until it is where you want it. Preferred tension is when both threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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When I finish to sew the end of string does not lacks it self and when you pull the bottom of the string everything opens


If the upper thread is looping on the bottom of the fabric as you sew, the upper tension is too loose. It could be threaded incorrectly, the upper thread may not be seated in the tension disk properly (be sure to RAISE the presser foot BEFORE threading the upper thread), or the upper thread tension is set too loose.

If you have checked everything and it is still looping underneath, the bobbin tension may be too loose or the bobbincase needs replacement.

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Have a DDL-555 bought used. The thread bunches up on bottom.


thread loops on the bottom is a sign that it isn't threaded correctly or the tension isn't set right.

Industrial machines tend to do some strange threading procedures. Are you sure you have it threaded correctly? Two of the machines I've had required that I do a 360 around one of the tension discs. I would start there.

Also some industrial sewing thread is waxed and that wax can cause you issues in between the tension discs. Raise the presser foot and take a piece of sturdy material like canvas or denim and "floss" between those discs. It will help remove wax build up that could be keeping your tension discs from working properly.

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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 thread on the bottom bunches up all down at the bottom than bunches up


Usually problems like this are caused by improper bobbin winding and installation, incorrect tension, the wrong needle for project, or simply not grasping the threads and gently pulling them backwards when you start a seam.

1. Make sure you are threading the machine correctly.
2. Check your tension.
3. Check the bobbin, make sure it's wound properly and that you don't have the bobbin in upside down.
4. Check for bits of fluff and thread in the bobbin race area.
5. Change your needle, they wear out, get bent, dull... etc. You should have several different types on hand at all times.
6. Grasp both the threads gently and pull slightly backwards when you begin a seam. this will assure that your bobbin thread doesn't get all bunched up under the fabric.
7. Always test tension, needles etc., on a scrap piece of fabric before you begin sewing your project.

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Mar 04, 2011 | Singer 3116 Simple

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The bottom thread is bunching up not keeping tight tried everything to change tension according to the manual I was hopeing I could fix my own problemit has never been serviced before


Make sure your UPPER thread is correctly threaded in the machine, put the UPPER thread tension dial to 5. you can also try it on 6, 7, etc., the higher the upper tension is set the less top thread will show on the bottom of the cloth.

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Mass bunching of thread in the bobbin compartment


it had nothing to do with the shuttle, it is the upper thread is not in the tensioner. lift the presser foot up and thread the machine even if you have to hold the thread on the top and pull on the bottom to make it go in the tensioner it will help, if a machine loops on the bottom it is the upper tension if it loops on the top it is the lower tension

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Bottom of stitch is bunched with alot of thread and machine jams


Try these time savers:
Test your thread quality to start, thread your machine and LIFT the presser foot (this opens the tension disks). Pull your top thread straight back. If you feel no tension no mater how much thread you pull, your thread is good. If that your machine passes that test, then let me know, we can go to step 2. If not, try different spool of thread, same test until you get a smooth pull (tip: always check your thread this way when you thread your machine)
Step 2:
Pull on your threaded bobbin thread while it’s in the machine. Does it pull smooth and even? If so, go to step 3. If not, try a new bobbin (bobbins get bent or distorted if wound too tight).
Clean thoroughly in the hook and bobbin case area and oil 1-2 drop is all.

Mar 17, 2009 | Singer 3116 Simple

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My basic singer 5932 machine that I've had for about 11yrs is acting up on me....Never had a porblem til today. Probably an easy one for you experienced sewers. The thread underneath is very loose and...


Tension:
If the thread is loose on the bottom of the fabric, it's actually the top thread is too loose. Think of 2 little elves playing tug of war in your machine, one on top and one underneath. If you have loops on bottom, the top needs to pull harder (tighten top tension)
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Test your thread quality to start, thread your machine and LIFT the presser foot (this opens the tension disks). Pull your top thread straight back. If you feel no tension no mater how much thread you pull, your thread is good. If that your machine passes that test, then let me know, we can go to step 2. If not, try different spool of thread, same test until you get a smooth pull (tip: always check your thread this way when you thread your machine)
Step 2:
Pull on your threaded bobbin thread while it’s in the machine. Does it pull smooth and even? If so, go to step 3. If not, try a new bobbin (bobbins get bent or distorted if wound too tight).
Clean thoroughly in the hook and bobbin case area and oil 1-2 drop is all.

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I have a singer futura ce-250/ce-350 machine.


You need to do a tension test
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(To do this test, adjust your tension setting to normal or medium or 5 or something in the middle. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through the tension. It should pull easily!! Lower the presser foot and pull the thread. It should pull noticeably harder.)
If it doesn’t work this way then you probably have a piece of thread or lint stuck inside the tension discs. To remove it, turn the tension to 0 zero and raise the presser foot.Using a small screwdriver, open the space between the discs and spray with canned or compressed air. The stuff should come out. Do the tension test again to make sure you got everything and then try sewing again.
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