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The machine works good and then all of a sudden the thread bunches up uinderneathand it gets loose offof the spool

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Make sure that your thread spool is feeding the thread the right way and when you have it threaded, pull on the thread with the presser foot up to make sure that it is feeding right before you start to sew. Put in a fresh needle and make sure that the flat side of the needle is facing rear of the machine. Refer to your manual, and read it carefully because they have lots of tips. You can also go to www.brother-usa.com and download a manual or call them for free.

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After sewing a few stitches, the machine gets jammed. the top stitch looks fine, but underneath there's a ton of thread all bunched up (top spool thread)


What you are seeing is called "bird's nesting." There are two main reasons for "bird's nesting."
The first one is the thread not between the tension disks. That allows the thread to be pulled from the spool instead of pulling the thread tight from underneath. Always make sure to always put up your presser foot before you thread the tension disks. I also check the thread after I finish to make sure the top thread has good tension on it before sewing.
The second reason is the thread is not being pulled by the take up lever. Make sure you see it being pulled by the take up lever before you start sewing. If not, rethread it.

Good luck.

Jan 02, 2016 | Singer 8280 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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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.

Sep 29, 2014 | Brother Sewing Machines

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Bernina artista 180 bottom stitch bunching


bunching under the material is bird nesting is a result of loose needle thread tension thread the machine up to the point of threading the needle
pull on the thread and you should have a reasonable resistance to pulling the thread
adjust the tension until you get that then thread the needle
while you may be using the tension settings if there is a problem in the tension plates area , the tension will not get high enough regardless of the indicated setting
bobbin tension can be reasonably loose
correct tension is when both threads meet at the center of the materials being sewn

May 25, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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Spool thread bunches up on bottom on singer 6423


It sounds like the tension for the top thread is too loose. Try re-threading the machine, and then adjusting the tension to make it tighter.

Feb 24, 2013 | Singer 6423 Sewing Machine

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My LS2125i will sew a straight stitch but when I turn it to a zigzag stitch it takes a couple of stitches, then all of a sudden the top thread on the spool holder goes... whirl and winds the thread around...


sounds like your thread is getting caught in the thread spool's thread keeper notch. Make sure you use the spool holder disk with the closest size to the spool of thread to help prevent that. This is pretty common with old fashioned spools like coats and clark spools.

My brother suggests that i make sure the spool unwinds in a certain direction. You might check your manual to be certain the thread is unwinding the correct way.

Good luck.

Dec 18, 2010 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Hi, I would sew , up to 3 inches of sewing on the cloth the needle would stop and when I look underneath the fabric where I just sewed. The tread is all bunched up and tangled. The top threads looks fine...


re-thread the entire machine. Pay special attention to the take-up lever and the tension assembly.


Always have the presser foot in the UP position when threading the machine. This opens the tension disc to allow the thread to nestle inside the assembly.

Make sure the thread passes through the take up lever

Make sure you inserted the thread in every thread guide


I always recommend a sharp needle. You may not notice any slight bends, burrs or dullness in the needle which would throw off the timing and the stitch quality.


SPOOL CAP - If you have a horizontal spool pin a spool cap is very important. Its also very important the spool cap covers the end of the spool of thread but make sure its not too big or it will throw off the thread tension.


TOP TENSION DIAL - The setting should be between 3 and 5 on most machines.


The best way to know if you threaded the tension assembly correctly is to put the presser foot in the DOWN position. Now take the thread from the right of the tension assembly and pull. Is there tension on the thread or does it pull out very easily? If it pulls out easily you threaded it incorrectly. Try it again

also check under the needle plate for lint

and in the bobbin case area for lint or loose threads

Oct 19, 2010 | Brother LS-1217 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Thread bunches up in the bobbin area and needle appears to be stuck and won't move. Almost like the thread wont come off the spool.


Check to see if the thread coming off the spool is tangling on the spool pin or getting caught in the crack on the spool top where the thread originally comes off spool. Make sure the spool pin is pushed all the way to the right to secure your thread and then back it off slightly so the thread pulls evenly off the spool. Whenever your bobbin thread gets bunched it is usually something is wrong with the threading of the UPPER thread and vice versa. Let me know if this solves your problem.

Aug 23, 2010 | Brother XL-5500 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Thread bunces up on the bottom causing machine to


I would start by looking for a problem with the bobbin tension. Do you have the bobbin threaded through the case correctly? Is the the bobbin tension set to loose? Another thing that can cause it to spool up on the bottom is if it sews a bunch of stitches all in the same spot or real close, do you have the presser foot tension to loose?

May 23, 2010 | Singer 2263 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Singer Merritt 2430


Hi!
There could be several reasons due to which the thread keeps bunching up underneath. 

It may be due to tangling of upper thread. Remove the thread completely from the machine, use correct size spool cap for the size of the thread spool, re-thread the machine, now remove the bobbin and make sure the bobbin is threaded properly in the shuttle race. Remove any loose threads or lint in the shuttle race.


You could be holding the needle thread too tight. Hold the thread lightly to keep the end from going down into the shuttle.
The needle could be thread incorrectly. Thread the needle eye from the front to the back.
The needle could be bent or improperly inserted. Install a new needle with the flat side of the needle facing the back.

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Thanks
Rylee

Apr 23, 2009 | Janome 6019QC Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Sewing straight lines...


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Jul 25, 2007 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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