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I have a cabinet machine .cant find a modle number . the top thread piles up under the material how do i fix this

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Either you have n ot thread the bobbin properly or the top tension is too loose or the bottom tension is too tight

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Tension loose underneath the material


Is it the top thread that is creating loops under the fabric? Thread problems under the fabric is usually a top thread issue. Thread issues occurring on the top of the fabric is usually a bobbin thread problem.

Change needles often, ie every 8 hours of sewing. (Believe it or not, most sewing machine problems can be resolved by installing a brand new needle!) When threading the top thread, ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot. Remove all the thread and rethread from the beginning. Verify the thread path is correct. Set the upper tension to the midway point between high & low numbers--this will probably need to be tweaked because every machine is different.

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Are you 100% sure you are using the right size bobbin?

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Thread to loose under the material


try changing the needle
adjust the top tenison one number or letter higher, using a scrap
piece of cloth to check the stitches till they look normal
clean under the needle plate and in the bobbin area for lint

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The cotton on my bernina 801 keeps jamming


Loops on bottom indicate a top thread tension problem.

Make sure needle is the correct size and not bent or broken
Make sure it is threaded properly with the lever UP.

Do a test stitch.

If it still loops below... tighten the top tension and do another test stitch... keep doing this until the stitch is balanced.

BTW... always grasp and hold both threads when starting a seam.

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The top thread just hangs and knots on bottom of material


try changing the needle-flat side goes to the back of the machine
check to see if the thread has come off the thread take up lever
try rethreading the machine top thread & bobbin
clean under the needle plate area & also in the bobbin area for lint or loose threads

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When i sew the bobbin thread bunches up. what to do?


remove the thread and bobbin.
take out your manual and follow the exact instructions for threading and inserting bobbin.

If this does not help check the tension on the top(the number should be about mid way).
If it is too low it will bunch up on the bottom.

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Bobbin thread is not entering material. Upper thread is in large very loose loops around bobbin thread on underside of material.


Sounds like top thread is not under tension at all. Rethread machine referring to your manual threading diagram and ensure the thread is passing between the tension discs.

If you lower the pressure foot and pull the top thread just before the needle, it should feel firm and not pull easily. If not, its not under tension.

What number is your tension dial set to, if you turn the dial while pulling the thread as above, can you feel any difference in the resistance?

Also a good idea to clean the tension discs regularly, turn number to zero, then run the selvage edge of a piece of clean cotton offcut between the discs. Thread sheds fibres and dye particles and this can build up with time so good practice to clean this regularly.

It is possible that the top tension device has broken, they sometimes have a little spring in there which may have failed.

But try these things first, then if no luck, might be time for a service technician to take a look.

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Thread stitching under material instead of on top, what to do


Frist make sure that the bobbin is in correctly I know it sounds silly but check I have at least 2 machines a week or more come in and this is all that is wrong with them. if that is ok then check the bobbin case the black thing the bobbin sets in and see if it is nicked or damaged that is what normally causes this problem

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