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My thread keeps getting caught on the bobbin case, and is causing my thread to bunch up under the fabrick and jam?

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Thread under the fabric is usually caused by improper top threading. Try this test, with presser foot up, pull on thread, it should feed smoothly. Now, put the presser foot down, it should barely move when pulled. Also, try a new needle.

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Bobbin tread bunches and jams machine


If the bobbin is inserted with the thread spinning the wrong direction this will cause "birdnesting" - thread build up under needle plate, you need to cut thread to get the item off machine. flip the bobbin over into the case and try again. Also make sure you remove ALL thread caught up in "Birdsnest" when they happen.

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Be sure there are no thread tails hanging from the bobbin when it's inserted into the bobbin case. They can jam the machine and cause the upper thread to break. And note that there's no such thing as a generic bobbin. Always use a bobbin designed for your machine in order to avoid skipped stitches, loose threads, and noise, as well as permanent damage to the bobbin case.
Clean your bobbin case and open the race (what you insert the bobbin into) to clean that out as well as the feed dogs. Excess lint can cause a lot of trouble when you're sewing so cleaning and oiling often can save you frustration and damage. Also use a quality thread that will not add to the lint build up.
Your race might also have a small burr that needs to be gently rubbed off. Do not use sandpaper as that will cause more burrs to form.
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Thread jams in bobbin case


Open the bobbin area and make sure it is clean.

Change to a new needle.

Thread the machine with the presser foot up.

Make sure the bobbin thread is feeding in the correct direction from the bobbin spool and through the guide on the bobbin case.

Take hold of the end of the top thread and lower, then raise the needle to pull the bobbin thread up.

Take hold of both thead ends and pull them under the presser foot and to the back of the machine.

Place fabric under the presser foot. Lower and hand walk the first couple of stitches.

When sewing, and you need to stop to adjust the fabric, make sure the needle is down into the fabric. This will keep the stitch from malformation and causing a possible tangle.

If you need a manual, you can download one free at the Brother website.

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Thread is knotting up under the feed dog plate getting error LO.I tried removing the plateand cleaning and replaced bobbinholder and it is still jamming. is there supposed to be any play in the bobin...


It should move a little so the thread has clearence. If the thread is bunching underneath, it usually means the thread's not in the take-up lever or top tension is too loose. If you're needle has hit the bobbin case and created needle marks, the thread can get caught... in which you'd need to replaced the bobbin case.

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Here are a couple of things to try.

* Un-thread your machine and remove your bobbin. Clean any loose thread or lint out of your
bobbin case. Re-thread your machine, reinsert and re-thread your bobbin.

* Change your bobbin
There could be a nick along the edge of your bobbin spool that’s catching your thread as you
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* When you start to sew a seam, grasp the upper and bobbin thread tails. Hold them back
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