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I have a singer 301a sewing machine, I just started learning to sew. I got a bunch of thread behind the shuttle and could not get it out with tweezers. I took the shuttle and bobbin holder out of the machine to remove the thread.
Now when I try to sew it draws the thread down into the needle hole? What do I need to do to fix it?

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Carl A. Brady

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It sounds like your feed pressure and tension are both off. Try sewing with out thread. If the fabric goes all over the place, you need to adjust the feed pressure (the screw on the top of the machine). Tighten it down until your fabric feeds evenly. If the fabric is bogging and not feeding, you need to loosen it.
Your tension sounds like it is off as well. Make sure it is set around 2-3 and check your tension disc, make sure there is no thread in between the disc. If so, remove it. Now, thread the machine and check the thread through the needle. It should pull out quickly and smoothly. Now, put the presser foot in the down position and pull the thread, it should have some resistance. If not, your tension is set too low. Turn it up a little and try sewing. If the thread is still knotting up, you can turn the tension up to about 5, if that does not correct the problem, you will need to adjust the tension dial itself. To do this, press on the numbered part of the dial and it will push in, then turn it to a lower number, release and make sure it has locked back into place. Then adjust again as I previously instructed.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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SOURCE: singer 301A stitch jam

your machine threads from right to left. the needle flat spot faces left. big loopy things means that the upper part of the machine is not threaded properly. as far as the needle hitting the bobbin case, it sounds as if someone removed the hook (part that holds the case) and put it back on 180 degrees off.

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