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Thread is a birds nest under fabric

Tension is messed up I'm sure. But I don't have the book to help fix it.

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  • evamarcus Jan 10, 2013

    I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM MY SISTER GAVE ME A MACHINE AND IT DID THE SAME THING I HAD THE WRONG BOBBIN IN AFTER I PUT THE CORRECT ONE IN IT WORKS PERFACT

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You can download a free pdf manual at---diplodocs.com
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most common searches - you will find your model number there- i searched & found it--click on the model number- it will take you to the
third page---they ask you 3 questions about your sewing machine & then let you download the pdf manual

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This is called bird nesting or thread nesting. It occurs most often because the thread is not seated completely in the tension disk.

Remove the top thread from the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning.
Verify the thread path is correct.
It also may help to use a brand new needle.

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Susan--
Easy peasy, once you know the problem and how to fix it. It's called "bird nesting" or "thread nesting" or what I refer to as thread "barfs."

Install a brand new needle.
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Now retest your machine. Birds nests gone? You may need to tweak the top tension because the factory standard changes due to age and use.

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