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Bobbin thread bunching

I have a kenmore, model 12102 and the thread from the bobbin keeps bunching and tangling underneath the fabric. What do I do?

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Hello every one I have the Manual available for the Kenmore 12102 sewing machine in (Pdf downloadable) for those in need of this booklet. You may email me at HealingForaWoundedSpirit@hotmail.com this email address is also used for outreach ministry.
By the way my name is Borther Paul.

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

Same here....the upper thread guide was loose!!!

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

Change the needle completely. A dull needle will cause this. Make sure your tension is properly adjusted, that the machine is threaded properly, and that your thread is not cheap dollar-store version.

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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I had that problem, too, then realized my needle was in the wrong way. The flat side needs to be inserted AWAY from you.
I have a Kenmore 16528. It was such an easy solution! I was ready to take it in for repairs! Hope that helps!
Elayna

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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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.

Please rate the solution as FixYa and revert for any clarification.

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Hello I have the manual in Pdf form able to be read and downloaded to your computer or printed. I can be reached by email at HelingFora WoundedSpirit@hotmail.com. I also use this email add for outreach Ministry. By the way My name is Brother Paul.

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