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Thread tangles around shuttle

The machine worked fine for about 3 or 4 uses.  Now the top thread just gets tangled up around the shuttle.  I've cleaned/oiled as the manual directs but that did not help.

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  • Erica N Feb 04, 2008

    I'm having the same issue, rethreaded, cleaned oiled etc and still cant get the top thread to not tangle on the shuttle. Help

  • gertreuse Feb 10, 2008

    I have the same problem! I checked the bobbin housing for burrs, cleaned all the parts and no change. I have also had the same problems as other users who reported no tension in the top thread and problems with bunching/ birdnesting. I did notice some improvement with the bobbin issues (but not tension) if I stitch really slow, which makes me wonder if it's a timing issue. Any suggestions??

  • Booboo33062 Apr 22, 2008

    I got my machine at Walmart on 4/4/07. I don't use it real often, maybe 10 times since I bought it. I noticed now it is making a clunking noise when I use it, and thread gets caught in what I'm sewing. I have to pull the material out most of the time ripping it. I am not happy about an almost $100.00 machine breaking without that much use on it.

    Thanks, Teretta

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Are u talking about 3-4 uses from being a new machine or is this a machine you aquired,,,,alot of times the machine can be off timing, if this is not the case always try fully unthreading and rethreading and please use rayon or polyester thread, plus make sure you have the bobbin case in correctly

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