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I have a new Singer Simple Sewing machine, when sewing the thread either comes loose & doesn't sew or it gets tangled up under the material. I have already rethread over and over, still have problem. When it does this it feels as if the needle is hitting something or its pulling something. I have opened up where the bobbin is and slowly turned the handle with material there, after turning a few times I notice the thread building up in the bobbin area like it?s getting stuck on something.

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Call Singer or take it back. Their number is !-800- 4singer. Do it before your warranty runs out.

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Top thread tangled in bobbin.


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depending on the fabric your sewing on--the needle & thread have to work
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a heavy fabric
check to see if the thread is coming off the thread take up lever when you
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try a new needle
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clean under the needle plate area & in bobbin area for lint & loose threads
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When sewing the thread under the material gets all tangled up. The thread is also tangled in the bobbin. At times the needle doesn't even pick up the bobbin thread, but that is another issue.


have you tried a new needle?
the needle may be bent or damaged--try rolling the needle on a flat surface to see if it's bent or not
Or the needle could be in backwards
Correct needle insertion
Correct needle insertion is mandatory for proper use of sewing machine.
Raise the needle bar to the highest point, then loosen the clamp screw to remove the old needle, place the new needle in the clamp with the flat side to the back of the machine or if using a round needle--the groove in the needle should face away from the shaft.
Push the needle all the way up to the stop or as far as it will go, then tighten the needle clamp screw

2.upper tension may be to tight--try 3 to 5

3.thread may be hanging up in bobbin case--check area for loose threads or lint

4.also clean under the needle plate for lint & loose threads

check to see if the thread has come off the thread take up lever

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Hi! I have a singer simple 3116 sewing machine


It is the top threading that is giving you the problem not the bobbin thread. Try this, totally rethread, the machine. A new needle will not hurt either. Now with the presser foot up, pull on the top thread, it should feed smoothly, now lower the presser foot, pull the thread again, it should barely move. This usually will seat the thread in the tension discs.
Good luck and Merry Christmas

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I keep having problems with the stitching on my machine. 1) when you sew the stitches looks normal from the top but when you turn the material over it looks like one big tangled mess. 2)When it does...


It is usually in your top threading, make sure that your thread match in bobbin and top threads. Mixing sometimes causes a problem. Also make sure that nothing is tangled. Also, check your needle and put a new one in just to be sure, then check your manual for size of needle and what kind of project you are doing. Hope this helps.

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I had this same problem yesterday. I took apart the needle tension casing and now it doesn't get tangled or stop. The only thing is the bobbin is not sewing...it looks fine on the top, but the bottom is just loose loops.

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