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The thread under fabric gets loose or a bunch of rolls, , once i saw it pretty good for two or three inches long and then next thing it was loose again. Machine is new to me and book is not clear on how to adjust tension or put it apart for cleaning. Model is 500a

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Study your manual and watch the threading diagram closely, if all else fails take it back to where you bought it and have them show you. I think you should leave the tension alone because you can really mess it up if you do not know what you are doing. You also can call Singer at 1-800-4singer and talk to customer service.

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Check whether it is bobbin thread or the top thread accumulating under the fabric. Generally, if thread problems exist "under" the fabric, it is a top thread issue. If the problems exist "above" the fabric, it is a bobbin issue.

Sounds like a thread nesting (bird nesting) problem where the top thread is globbing under the fabric. Usually, this is caused by misthreading (confirm the thread path), the thread not seated in the tension disk (ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading!), or very loose top thread tension.

Remove the thread. Raise the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Check that the thread path is correct. Set the upper tension at the midway point between high & low numbers (this is the beginning point for tension and will most likely need to be tweaked for your particular machine).

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First thing: install a brand new needle.
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Hi there.

When ever you have bunching thread like that it can be a few things.

1. Not properly drawing the threads back under the foot when beginning a seam (grasp both and gently draw them to the back of the machine when starting.)

2. Your feed dogs could be down or not adjusted well.

3. Your top tension is too loose for the fabric or top thread is not threaded properly. (this is usually the problem)

4. bad or wrong needle for the fabric.

Thread can be an issue as well, it does age and get frayed causing problems.

First make sure you test on a scrap of the same fabric. Tighten your upper tension to see if that helps. If not RAISE your pressure foot and read thread the top thread making sure the thread sits in the uptake lever. Try again on your scrap.

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when cleaning under the needle plate-make sure you do not damage the top of the screws when you remove them to clean under the needle plate & because if the top of screws get damaged they can pull the fabric when the fabric goes over them
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Hi Lou! This sounds like a tension problem--the tension on the top thread is too loose. Try using different color threads on the top and bobbin, then carefully rethread everything. Stitch a couple of inches and check the underside. If the top stitches look fine and the bottom ones are loose and loopy, and with the pressure foot down, tighten the tension. Move the knob or dial (whichever you have) just a little bit. Sew a couple of inches more, and recheck. Continue to sew and recheck, gradually tightening the tension, until you see little if any bobbin thread on the top or top thread on the underside of the fabric.

Let me know if this helps, ok?


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