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When I try to fill my bobbin the thread gets all balled up on top of the bobbin instead of filling it. What should I do?

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Consult your owner's manual. Chances are you may be threading the thread incorrectly. Make sure it is going through the bobbin winder tension guide before going to the bobbin winder mechanism.

If it continues, the bobbin winder may need a height adjustment. I had that issue with a machine that the case surrounding the bobbin mechanism was slightly misaligned. Once it was fixed, the bobbin winder worked perfectly.

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hi Beverly.
you have not said what make and model.
but try this.
Always wind the bobbin before threading the machine and needle.
  1. Place spool of thread on spool pin.
  2. Slide spool pin holder/cap firmly over rim of spool to prevent thread from tangling.
  3. Push bobbin winder pin to far left if it is not already there.
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www.singerco.com/sewing-resources/bobbin-winding-other
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How do you fill a bobbin on a Brother sewing machine? Use only the included bobbin or bobbins of the same type (part code: SA156, SFB (XA5539-151)).
  1. Turn on the sewing machine, and open the top cover.
  2. Place the bobbin on the bobbin winder shaft so that the spring on the shaft fits into the. ...
  3. Remove the spool cap that is inserted onto the spool pin.
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So the thread is filling only the bottom half of the bobbin? When winding (slowly), use a pencil, stilleto, or something similar and lift the thread between the thread tensioner and the bobbin to help fill the top of the bobbin. Your machine's winder probably needs an adjustment or the thread path for bobbin winding is not correct.

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Other than your machine being out of time and needing service, following are suggestions to try:

Be sure to use the correct type of needle for the thread and fabric you are sewing, ie sharp, top-stitch, embroidery, universal, or microtex for woven fabrics and ball-point needle for fine knits.

AVOID old or bargain bin thread.

Remove the top thread from the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning.
Check that the bobbin is turning the correct direction in the bobbin case and the bobbin case is properly threaded.
Set the top tension to the midway point.
Re-test your machine and tweak the top tension so the top and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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