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The top thread from the needle gets bunched up in the bobbin compartment. I have replaced the needle, changed the bobbin, tried adjusting the tension.

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  • dee1302 Apr 25, 2010

    I was looking for a fix, not to go to a repair shop. Which by the way is over 100 miles away from my rural home. Does anyone out there know the working of a sewing machine that might have an idea? Or is that the standard answer for everything?

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Ensure that your thread is properly threaded along all of the points on the top of the machine. However, in this case, it sounds to me like there is something on the bottom of the machine that is causing most of your trouble. Possibly a timing issue?

I'd suggest taking the machine in for a time and tune(will likely run you about 100 bucks) at any sewing machine repair facility. This will not only fix any possible timing issues, but most stores will be fast to point out any damaged or trouble parts. However, given the low stresses on most machine parts in a sewing machine, the most likely point will be that the tuneup and re-timing will solve the problem completely, as well as leaving your machine more able to run in the future.

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I have a Seammaster machine Model # 6950. I bought it with now book. How do I adjust the tension on the bobbin?


Here are some instructions regarding tension adjustment. However, before you try changing the bobbin tension, I suspect that it is the top thread creating the mess of thread. REMOVE the top thread from the machine, ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot, and rethread from the beginning.

Understanding Thread Tension Threads

There are some manuals available for purchase for your machine. Search for Simplicity Seammaster 6950.

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Thread bunching on the bottom of My Excel 23X suggestions how to adjust


Try these suggestions
1. Change the needle--use a needle that's for the fabric being sewed
2. Rethread the machine--top --make sure to use every thread guide
3. try a different bobbin--make sure bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case, & make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way in the bobbin case
4. make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
5. Clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or threads

Dec 06, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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STRING IS BUNCHING UP. NOT FEEDING RIGHT MAYBE


By string, I assume you meant thread ? Is it bunching up underneath the fabric you are sewing, or on top ?

If it bunches up underneath the fabric, the upper thread tension may not be right or the mechanism may be worn or need replacing. If it bunches up on top, thread guides may be catching or the needle may be damaged.

First thing, try a new needle. Damaged or dull needles can cause problems. Also try a new spool of thread, because sometimes a thread spool might have been damaged or is just bad quality. Some machines will not work well with very cheap, economy threads, so if you're using cheap thread, get better thread to try also.

Test stitch after each change you make to see if it's helped. The upper thread tension adjustment should work at any setting, but for normal sewing, should be at a middle setting.

If thread snarls up on top of the fabric, unthread the machine and check every thread guide for wear or nicks that might be catching thread.. needles can cause this also. May need to replace a guide if it's damaged, or perhaps use a file, emery cloth or sandpaper to smooth a rough spot. Rethread the machine with a new spool, set the upper tension to a medium level and try again.

If the thread bunches under the fabric, it's often the upper tension that's not right. Thorough cleaning of lint from the bobbin area should be done also, even a tiny bit of lint can be a problem in some machines. Try rethreading, try a new spool of thread, and a new needle.

If no setting on the upper tension produces a balanced, even stitch without bunching, the mechanism of the tension adjuster may be worn and need either professional adjustment or replacement.

Very rarely, you may find the bobbin tension might also need adjusting. Take out the bobbin case, you'll see the tension is controlled by a small spring which has a tiny slot screw on it. Mark the exact orientation of the screw slot now, [ marker pen or tape] so you can put it back where it was if need be. If you have to to a adjust it, you should move that screw only a tiny fraction of a turn at a time.

Check bobbin tension - pull out a foot of thread and hold the end of it , with the bobbin case dangling. Shake the case up/down like a child's toy YO YO. If the bobbin moves along in reasonably even increments with each jerk, it's likely ok. Or you can pull it along and see how hard it is to pull. If the bobbin case won't move or is hard to slide, it is too tight. If it slides on the thread freely it is too loose.

Usually. clockwise turns tightens the tension, but check to be sure. One tiny adjustment at a time, it gets a bit tedious. You have to put the bobbin back in and try a few stitches after each adjustment to see if the bunching is getting any better. If it makes no change or makes it worse, put the screw back to the original position.

If you are handy and can find a repair manual for the machine, you may be able to adjust the upper tension mechanism yourself, it should not need special tools. Often for older machines the hardest part is finding another part to replace the damaged one.

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As you sew thread bunches up in bobbin compartment


Generally, you need to rethread your machine on top. You should probably take the bobbin out and see if it is wound properly. You should change the needle too.

Apr 22, 2014 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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Top thread bunches


try changing the needle--use a needle according to the fabric
being sewed
if thin fabric is being sewed try using a stablizer
rethread the machine top and bobbin--use every thread guide
make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly and turned correctly
in the bobbin case
also try adjusting the top thread tension just a little

Oct 23, 2012 | Singer 2950 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I have a Singer Touch and sew 600e, the bobbin thread is all bunched up and machine jams up with thread. How can I fix this? Is there a simple setting that I am missing.


try changing the needle
rethread the machine top & bobbin
make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly in the bobbin case
make sure the top thread is not coming off the thread take up lever
make sure the bobbin is wound correctly
if these suggestions don't work, I suggest that you take the machine
to a sewing machine shop to have it checked

Aug 06, 2012 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Husqvarna mega quilter is bunching bobbin thread when quilting. Top thread looks fine. I have tried adjusting tension. what should I look for?


try a new needle
clean these areas,,under needle plate,,,bobbin area
check to make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly

Aug 02, 2011 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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Top thread is bunching on the bottom. Ive tried rethreading both threads, changing the needle, adjusting the tension (both up and down) of the top thread. Dont know how to adjust the bobbin tension. Its a...


"Birdnesting" occurs when there is no tension on the needle thread to pull the bobbin thread. This is easily corrected by rethreading the machine, following the threading path carefully and making sure the thread is fully engaged in the tension mechanism.

Sep 25, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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Sewing a bunch of thread from the bottom, this stops the machine from actually sewing


Yes, it does. There are a couple of reasons the bobbin thread could be bunching up on the underside of the fabric. It could simply be that the machine needs cleaning. Take the bobbin assembly out, brush all the old lint out as best you can, reoil the machine once it's all clean, and make sure there aren't any little bits of thread caught in the bobbin assembly. Rethread the machine (carefully) and change the needle. This solves the problem usually--especially if the machine was sewing along fine and the problem develops suddenly. '
The other thing to check is your tension. It could be that the top tension is too loose. But different color thread in the top and in the bobbin, stitch a few inches (be sure to held the top and bobbin thread ends behind your needle as you start to stitch) and check. WIth the pressure foot down, adjust the tension, and stitch again. Keep stitching, checking, and adjusting until you see little if any bobbin thread on the top or top thread on the bobbin.
Another thing to reminder: use the appropriate thread and needle for the fabric you're sewing.
Let me know if this works, ok?

Robbie

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Burnette 65 bobbin tangling can't adjust thread tension


Have you replaced the needle with a new one? Your needle may be bent or in wrong, or the wrong size. You may have a bad needle. Check that the upper thread path is running freely and is not tangled or wrapped around anything. Make sure that the bobbin is unwinding in the correct direction as well, most bobbins, this is clockwise as the bobbin faces you. If you are using inexpensive thread, it could be the thread that is the culprit. Uneven thread in the needle will not flow through the needle properly, and cause bunching as well. Save it for the bobbin, and use good thread in the top.

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