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Check these two things first.. Pull the bobbin out and look at how it is wound. Is it evenly wound across the bobbin ? Is the bobbin moving with the thread coming out the right way? ie not put in the bobbin casing backwards.

Try a different bobbin to make sure it is not the above problems. If it sews ok then there's something with the way the bobbin is wound or inserted. Also make sure when you put the bobbin back in the machine you feel/hear it click into place.

If that's ok then check your needle to see if it is bent, or in wrong or the wrong type of needle for the machine (tho most new machines all can use regular needles...older machines sometimes required specific needles made for that brand). Try changing needles.

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It keeps getting tangled up here the bobbin is underneath and keeps getting jammed


try changing the needle--make sure it's the correct one for the fabric
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rethread the machine ---using every thread guide
try using a different bobbin
try turning the bobbin over the other direction
clean under the needle plate and in the bobbin area for lint
also could be a timing problem and the machine would need to be
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When sewing, it jams up right off the bat.


try rethreading the machine top and bobbin
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The Beep is an alarm telling you to stop sewing and find the problem. Since it is jamming in the bobbin area, you should start there. Remove the fabric, then remove the bobbin and bobbin carrier... clean and remove any stray bits of thread from the bobbin area. You also should examine the needle or change it as a matter of course.

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Hello,
Give these solutions a try.

* Un-thread your machine and remove your bobbin. Clean any loose thread or lint out of your
bobbin case. Re-thread your machine, reinsert and re-thread your bobbin.

* Change your bobbin as there could be a nick along the edge of your bobbin spool that’s catching your thread as you sew.

* When you start to sew a seam, Hold the upper and bobbin thread tails back and out of the way as you sew your first couple of stitches. This will keep them from getting jammed in your machine.

I hope this helps.

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My sewing machine keeps getting jammed when sewing. the top stitch keeps getting tangled in with the bobbin thread and jamming up the machine.


Hello,
Here are a couple of things to try.

* Un-thread your machine and remove your bobbin. Clean any loose thread or lint out of your
bobbin case. Re-thread your machine, reinsert and re-thread your bobbin.

* Change your bobbin
There could be a nick along the edge of your bobbin spool that’s catching your thread as you
sew.

* When you start to sew a seam, grasp the upper and bobbin thread tails. Hold them back
and out of the way as you sew your first couple of stitches. This will keep them from getting
caught in your machine.

I hope this helps.

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To learn how to solve bobbin jam and select the correct needle, I suggest you to order the following product:
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