I recently took my machine in for repair for this problem and when I got it back, it worked fine. As soon as I had to change the thread (both upper and bobbin) the same problem started all over again.
I start sewing and then it makes a "clunking" type sound and when I take the fabric out from under the presser foot, its all tangled up.
I have read the manual over and over again, pulled the shuttle out and made sure that area is clean. I don't know what else to do. Please help.
Re: lower thread tangles and machine then locks up
I have the same problem. When I take it to my shop, they keep telling me there is a special order for reinstalling the shuttle case and plates on top but I get home and can't duplicate what they've told me. If you figure this one out, please let me know. [email protected]
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Do you mean the stitching on the top of the work was loose? If so, you should check the bobbin tension. Make sure you have the thread pulled under the tension plate or spring on the bobbin case. Tension should be just enough that you can suspend the bobbin in the case by the thread (think yo-yo). Upper tension should be tighter than lower. Make sure you put the presser foot down.
This is easily solved. Before you start sewing make sure your upper and lower threads are long enough for you to hold before lowering the presser foot. If these threads are too short they both get carried down into the bobbin along with the fabric and cause a big tangled mess. Always hold your threads at the back of your work with your left hand then lower your pressure foot and don't release the threads untill you have taken several stitches. Keep holding these threads during backstitching at the beggining of a seam too. Works like magic.
Check to see if the lower thread be tangled. Also, the bobbin could be threaded improperly in the shuttle hook. Rethread the bobbin in the shuttle hook.
How to detangle a thread---
When a machine stops operation due to tangled thread, do not turn the pulley by force. If the pulley is turned by force then, lower thread might not be picked up correctly and stitches might not be formed correctly.
If threads get tangled, remove a needle plate and cut the tangled threads by scissors or cutter.
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you need to replace your shukle that holds the tread bobbing below.it is either slack or broken . if it is slack then you tighten the little screw that holds a cover that gives the thread tension .if its broken then replace it.once the thread is slack below it will cause your thread to bundle up.