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Thread bunches up under presser foot on singer sewing machine

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  • ritedl May 22, 2011

    Thanks bunches for helping with the bunching

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Hi,

TRY,
Tension assembly test.
Pull the thread through the tension assembly and test it to make sure the tension is working correctly.
(To do this test, adjust your tension setting to normal or medium or 5 or something in the middle. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through the tension. It should pull easily!! Lower the presser foot and pull the thread. It should pull noticeably harder.)

If it doesn't work this way then you probably have a piece of thread or lint stuck inside the tension discs. To remove it, turn the tension to 0 zero and raise the presser foot.Using a small screwdriver, open the space between the discs and spray with canned or compressed air. The stuff should come out.

Do the tension test again to make sure you got everything and then try sewing again.
The bobbin should be inserted so that when you pull on the bobbin thread the bobbin turns to the left. If it turns to the right it is upside down and the thread will come out of it.

This should solve your problem unless there are scratches on your bobbin case. Check by removing the bobbin case and visually inspecting it for any groves or scratches. If you find any remove them with an emery stick and then polish it with fine steel wool.
Be sure and use a new needle when you start sewing again.

In situation like this, all you can do is adjust the tension and check for the tension spring as this is the only technical cause for bunching.

If you still find that for go a toss, i can only suggest you to show it to a tech at the nearest shop.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Posted on May 21, 2011

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I have a singer simple and within only seconds of sewing, the bottom thread will have bunched up 10 times of the amount of thread I would have thought I even used on the bottom side of the fabric


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The thread bunches up underneath the fabric and then the machine stops after about 3/4 " of running. IM sure there is a simple solution, but I dont know what.


Refer to the maintenance section of your manual for cleaning the machine.

Always thread a sewing machine with the presser foot up.

Check the needle to be sure the flat side of the needle shaft faces the back of the machine.

Check the bobbin to be sure the thread is feeding in the correct direction and though the proper guides.

Using the handwheel, lower the threaded needle, holding onto the the end of the thread and then raise to pull up the bobbin thread.

Take both threads under the presser foot and to the back of the sewing machine.

Place the fabric under the presser foot and while holding onto both threads, lower the needle into the fabric by turning the handwheel by hand and create one stitch.

Let go of the threads and press on the power pedal.

If this does not resolve the issue, the machine may need the timing adjusted and this needs to be done in a shop by an authorized Singer tech.

If the machine is new, the warranty may cover the adjustment.

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