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Looped stitches on back

I have looped stitches on back of my material. I have increased the top tension, changed needle, thread, and bobbin and it continues to be loose on back. Could this have anything to do with my feed dogs not wanting to come back up sometimes aftering I lower them? What other possibilities should I try?

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  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2008

    lower loops are getting large and tangled

  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    Thanks, can't find the screw on the bobbin case and the machine is actually a Husqvarna Viking circa 2006. Couls you be more specific please.

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Thanks but can't find a screw on the bobbin case, could you be more specific?

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How to adjust the bobbin tension on a Brother lx3817

I don't know your history with this machine so some of the following may seem basic beginner.

Be sure you have the right bobbin. This machine uses a larger bobbin than other Brothers. The manual also indicates some x3817 came with "quick set" bobbin feature for which lower threading is slightly different.

If you need a manual for reference, it's free download from Brother at;

https://support.brother.com/g/b/manuallist.aspx?c=us&lang=en&prod=hf_lx3817eus&flang=English&type3=626&type2=69

Extremely high top thread tension also may cause upper thread looping. You have tension at 3 which should be fine but there may be other issues affecting top tension.

Test top thread tension with needle up, presser foot down and tension at 3. Make a long slow steady pull of the top thread. The thread should advance smoothly through the needle eye with out snagging. Any sudden change in tension is suspect.

You can do a similar test of bottom thread. Bring bottom thread to top. With needle up, foot up, make a long slow steady pull of the bottom thread. Bobbin thread should advance from the hook case/bobbin smoothly with tension similar to the previous top thread test.

In general, the top and bottom tension should be near the same when top thread tension is set at 4. If you find an extreme difference in top/bottom thread tension at 3 then something is amiss. Re-thread per machine instruction.

I suspect top thread has looped around something or there's debris in the bobbin area.

If still a problem comment here with your findings and I or someone will assist further.
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My stitch wont stay in the fabric what am i doin wrong

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The bottom thread is real loopy. I have adjusted the top tension and it helps a bit but still to loose

Remove all the thread from your machine. Install a brand new needle. Raise the presser foot and re-thread the upper thread, making sure you are following the correct threading sequence. Confirm that the bobbin thread is threaded through the bobbincase properly. Now, perform another test stitch. Is the bobbin thread still looping?

If you have already tightened the upper thread tension and the bobbin tension is still too loose, then you may need to tighten the bobbin tension. First, mark with a permanent marker where the slash of the screw head meets the bobbin case. This will mark where the screw was originally set before you begin making adjustments and allows you to return the screw to that position should you need to.

Set the upper tension to the halfway point between the high & low number. This is what would normally be the standard.

Then gently turn the bobbin tension screw to the right 1/8th of a turn at a time. Then test. Keep adjusting until the bobbin thread tension is correct. The tensions are correct when the upper thread and the bobbin thread meet in the middle of the fabric.

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Looped threads

Hello Rosemary
Looped thread on the underside are created by the upper thread. Loops on the top of the fabric are created by the bobbin thread. Whichever one is looping, has very little tension. This may be corrected by:
1. Re-threading the upper thread according to manufacturer's specifications.
2. Re-wind bobbin and re-set it into bobbin case and bobbin case area according to manufacturer's specifications.
3. Ensure that the needle is correctly installed and is the correct needle for the sewing machine.
4. Ensure that he bobbin being used is the correct one for the machine.
5. Double check that the tension on the upper thread is at the correct setting.
6. Double check that the tension unit is clean and free of dust, lint or lodged thread/s.
7. Double check that the bobbin tension is correctly set ... if you are comfortable doing so, otherwise leave it for a qualified technician
8. Make sure that he presser foot is down when stitching.
Please let me know how you go.
Happy stitching.
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The top thread is to loose and sometimes it skips a stitch

Increase the upper thread tension, or loosen the bobbin tension to balance them. Put in a new needle too. Check that the needle is in correctly.
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I am just making a regular straight stitch and the thread on the back of the fabric is looping ALOT! what am I doing wrong

change the needle
make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case
make sure the top thread has not come off the thread take up lever
also try adjusting the top thread tension
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Stitch tension problem - bobbin thread lies flat or bunches. If you increase the needle thread tension there is no improvement - even at the highest needle thread tension the bobbin thread is a mess. Any...

Good day!

please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
TROUBLE;UPPER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
This could be trouble;================Do this;
1.Top tension to tight================loosen tension 1 turn
2.Machine improperly threaded=========check threading
3.Thread twisted on guide post========"
4.Thread twisted out of tension======="
5.Take up spring bent or broken=======Check action of spring
6.Thread jumped off pull off finger===Check threading
7.Needle bent or burred===============new needle
8.Bad cone of thread==================try another cone
TROUBLE;LOWER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
1.Bobbin tensionspring to tight=======Loosen tension slightly
2.Bobbin threaded wrong===============check threading
3.Bobbin wound to tight or uneven=====try new bobbin
4.lint or thread on bobbin case=======clean inside case
5.Lint or thread inside hook==========clean inside hook
6.Bobbin case nicked bent or burred===check/change case
TROUBLE;MACHINE STARTED SKIPPING STITCHES;
1.Needle bent or burred===============change
2.Needle set in crooked===============Check
3.Thread jumped off take up spring====check threading
4.Thread jumped off pull off finger===check threading
TROUBLE STITCHES SHOWING LOOPS;
1.Forming loops on top of cloth=======Tighten bobbin tension
======================================or loosen top tension.
2.forming loops on bottom of cloth====Tighten top tension
3.Bobbin placed in case incorrectly===remove and replace
4.Bobbin thread slipped from under====check threading of
tension===============================bobbin case
5.Lint or thread in top tension=======clean between tension discs


Thank you and good luck.
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Husqvarna Model 215: My t-shirt material got jammed. I cut it out and then lifted out the needle, cover plate, bobbin and metal plate over the teeth. Then I took out the casing or whatever it's...

Good day!

please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
TROUBLE;UPPER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
This could be trouble;================Do this;
1.Top tension to tight================loosen tension 1 turn
2.Machine improperly threaded=========check threading
3.Thread twisted on guide post========"
4.Thread twisted out of tension======="
5.Take up spring bent or broken=======Check action of spring
6.Thread jumped off pull off finger===Check threading
7.Needle bent or burred===============new needle
8.Bad cone of thread==================try another cone
TROUBLE;LOWER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
1.Bobbin tensionspring to tight=======Loosen tension slightly
2.Bobbin threaded wrong===============check threading
3.Bobbin wound to tight or uneven=====try new bobbin
4.lint or thread on bobbin case=======clean inside case
5.Lint or thread inside hook==========clean inside hook
6.Bobbin case nicked bent or burred===check/change case
TROUBLE;MACHINE STARTED SKIPPING STITCHES;
1.Needle bent or burred===============change
2.Needle set in crooked===============Check
3.Thread jumped off take up spring====check threading
4.Thread jumped off pull off finger===check threading
TROUBLE STITCHES SHOWING LOOPS;
1.Forming loops on top of cloth=======Tighten bobbin tension
======================================or loosen top tension.
2.forming loops on bottom of cloth====Tighten top tension
3.Bobbin placed in case incorrectly===remove and replace
4.Bobbin thread slipped from under====check threading of
tension===============================bobbin case
5.Lint or thread in top tension=======clean between tension discs


Thank you and good luck.
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Looping of stitching on the reverse of the material.

put the tension to about 4 and make sure it is threaded in a N shape and remember the thread catcher above the needle from the bobbin to left down round tension up to arm down the side.
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