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Singer model 9134

I moved a year and a half ago and my sewing machine has been in storage until today. I got it out, threaded it and all but I can't seem t get the bobbin tension to be right. It keeps throwing out a ton of thread at the bobbin side. Any ideas on what is wrong?

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  • StakerBriz Feb 14, 2008

    My machine is doing the exact same when it sews there is tons of thread. I also have to put the needle down and not all the way in to even catch the bobbin thread. Any Help?

  • Danielle
    Danielle Sep 01, 2014

    My machine too. I rarely use it any more because of this.

  • Susan Kotarski Sep 02, 2014

    Machines that set a long time can accumulate dust. Old thread can also accumulate dust particles. Toss the spool of thread and remove the thread from the bobbin. If using a metal bobbin you need to inspect it for rust as well. Clean the bobbin with a machine oiled, lent free cloth and set aside. Make sure you are using the correct bobbin for your machine. Remove the bobbin casing and clean with an alcohol pad. Wipe the bobbin casing down with machine oil and the inside bobbin port that holds the casing. Needles can acquire micro specs of rust. Remove and toss the needle. Clean all surfaces of the outside cover of machine with a cotton ball dipped in alcohol, squeeze out excess alcohol. Clean the inside of machine. Turn off the power and remove the plates that cover of the feed dogs. Put the feed dogs in the down position (Darning), this gives you more room for cleaning between them. Using a couple of drops of machine oil on the tip of a brush clean feed dogs and the area around them. Use compressed air to blow out any unseen dust, broken thread, pet hair, etc. Return the feed dogs to the up position. Replace the feed dog plates making sure the screws are tight. Wipe the needle shaft down with a machine oiled lent free cloth using the hand wheel to turn it up and down. Replace bobbin casing into the machine matching the dots or marking correctly. Correctly install a new needle, install a newly wound bobbin (remember the thread must flow to the left side of the bobbin when placing bobbin into the casing. Rethread the machine with a new spool of thread. Check the tension with the foot in the raised position. It should pull easy through the eye of the needle but not loosely or tightly. If the needle bends when you pull the thread, the tension is too tight. Loosen the tension and try again. If you are still having problems with the machine then you should have a professional look at the machine.

  • Susan Kotarski Sep 02, 2014

    To add to my comment above...there is also a small spring type piece of metal that prevents the bobbin from turning too far. I call it a bobbin stop. This peice can get damaged when thread nesting occurs. Check to see if it is bent back too much to stop the bobbin from turning too much. If it is you can gently bend it back out into the correct position.



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I had the same problem
it was stored in a garage (lots of heat) and i had a plastic bobbin
tons of thread on the bobbin side
so i bought new ones (brother brand) same problem

my friend pointed out the brand of bobbin makes a difference

so what the hek a couple more dollors before i toss the machine
and it worked when i bought singer brand bobbins

the heat must have shrank my first ones (like a shrinky dink )

your mileage may very

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