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Singer Melodie 40 (5805c) - thread bunching

I see you are a bit of a whiz on sewing machines - and I have just inherited a Singer Melodie 40 from freecycle. The machine is very clunky when operated and the thread on the underside of the fabric bunches up really bad. I had a similar problem with my Singer Samba and deduced you just have to be VERY careful when threading - thought this was the same so took the front casing off (as the tension wheel is inside) and re-threaded - but no - it is still bunching - any ideas????

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RickE1
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SOURCE: Thread is bunching underneath fabric

Needle in correct? Be sure your bobbin is not in upside down and turning the wrong way. Possibly the hook that the bobbicase fits in/on has been hit by a needle and caused a burr that is catching the thread as it comes around. The burr would have to be polished off or hook replaced. The machine could be slightly out of time also.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

mohammed387
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SOURCE: my needle thread keeps bunching and llooping on

If you getting loops on the bottom of your material, you need to re-thread the top of your machine. I say this because it is very rare when you will have to adjust the bobbin tension. But if you must, looking straight down at the bobbin as a clock- at 6:00 is the bobbin tension adjustment- lefty lucy, righty tighty. Hope this helps.





Make sure the needle is inserted in the machine properly- a good rule of thumb is the flat side of the needle should go to the opposite side of the last thread guide. Also make sure the machine is threaded correct
There is no standard tension for any machine to be set at. They start at four when they are brand new, however, after years and years the springs become compressed. You could start at four and then play around with it from there. If you are getting loops underneath the material, you are threading the machine incorrectly.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Singer 6217C Bobbin Thread bunching

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Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Bicor vx1005 ...thread keeps bunching

Try a different bobbin. Look for one that is a little narrower. I had the same problem and changing to a narrower bobbin fixed it.

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

Mimito7
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SOURCE: No tension on my Singer 6212C sewing machine

Take the thread completly off the machine and rethread it making sure it goes thru the tension wheel properly.
FYI Loops on the bottom-- Problem is in the threadding.. Loops on the top, problem is with the bobbin.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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SOURCE: how do i thread a singer samba 1 correctly?

Thread on the reel pin, make sure the presser foot is up and the takeup lever at the top, take the thread to the left and through the top guide which is directly above the tension unit, take the thread down the right hand side and round the tension unit back up the left side to the take up lever, thread the takeup lever right to left, follow the guides all the way down to the needle and thread front to back.

Posted on Mar 07, 2010

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