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Tension problems I have cleaned and oiled my machine and cannot seem to figure out why machine tension is still messed up. I have worked with the bobbin case (tightening and loosening it) and it still does not want to sew correctly. thanks JJ

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  • MarthaJane Jun 11, 2008

    Hello,

    I am having trouble with my bobbin case being loose after the thread got couaght under it and must have loosened it. I am unable to adjust the tension any longer. Help!

  • cookie52601 Jul 02, 2008

    Bobbin keeps coming out case,

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Brand new machine, do I need to oil it? singer talent 3321 is suppose to be EASY...needle broke, now it will not sew, seems to be stuck and bobbin seems to not work.


1. You need to remove the bobbin case and adjust the tension. The tension should allow the thread to move with a slight tension. Clean the area with a qtip. The bobbin case sits in a an area that is called the race. The race needs one drop of oil. Replace everything.
2. Replace the needle. Make sure it is in the right direction. Thread the top while the foot is up. If the thread gets stuck while threading there is a problem. The thread should move easily while the foot is up. After you thread the machine except the needle you can put the foot down. Now pull on the thread. It should give you a slight amount of tension. Usually four is a good number. If the tension is too tight you can adjust as needed. Now, thread the needle. Hold the thread under the foot while you turn the hand wheel. The bobbin thread should come up.
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The thread does not catch for the top stitch, and just bundles up underneath and turns into a big mess of threat. I was told that the tension on the bobbin needed to be adjusted. Is this right, and if...


You could try adjusting the tension on the bobbin but it rarely needs adjusting.
Have you checked that all the top tension discs are clean? Often a tiny bit of broken thread causes problems. Pull a thick piece of thread manually through all of them or prise gently open and look. Take out the bobbin case and put the hoover end in the empty space to **** out any stray threads, or shoot compressed air in there to blow it clean.
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Have you oiled your machine recently, perhaps something is stiff. Your manual should tell you where to oil. Good luck.

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On the far left of the machine is the tension wheel for the bobbin. Sounds like it is way too loose. Should automatically set if you have entered the right type of fabric.

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