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Bobbins for se 270-d

My machine keeps bogging down...tons of piled up thread on bobbin side. Should I be using a particular bobbin with this machine? Also, I have never oiled my machine and do not see anything in manual..Should I be oiling it?

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I have the same problem! I also have the same problem with the ULT2001. The SE270D is a class A bobbin if I'm not mistaken. I've tried ALL kinds of bobbins and did not repair the problem. I stopped embroidering w/it for a while and only used it for sewing. It started embroidering ok for now. As far as oiling - I researched this last week when the motor locked up. You should be keeping the bobbin area (pop the plates under the sewing foot off) and make sure you don't have lint building up there. But the best I found, DON'T OIL. I couldn't find anything anywhere that would tell me where to put oil. What I did find was that you should take your machine in to be serviced about every 300-500 hours of use.

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Remove the thread from the machine. (Always raise the presser foot and pull the thread up, NEVER down!).
Install a brand new needle.
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Rethread from the beginning and verify the thread pathway is correct.
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Am having a difficult time picturing this. Sounds like the upper thread is creating loops under the fabric and the bobbin thread is showing on the top of the fabric.

Make sure to use a brand new needle.

Remove the thread from the machine
ALWAYS raise the presser foot and rethread the upper thread.
Make sure the thread path is correct.

Check that the bobbin is turning the correct direction in the bobbin case and the bobbin thread is threaded through the bobbin tension correctly.

Set the upper tension to the midway point (factory standard), however, this setting may need to be tweaked for your particular machine.

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Retest--begin sewing slowly.

If the upper thread is still showing on the other side of the fabric, the tension is too loose. If it is pulling the bobbin thread up to the top of the fabric, the upper tension is too tight

OR the bobbin thread tension is too loose. (CAUTION: make only small adjustments to bobbin tension--1/8 of a turn at a time!!! It also helps to mark the screw groove location with magic marker on the bobbin case BEFORE making any changes so you can back it out and return to the original setting.)

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it was stored in a garage (lots of heat) and i had a plastic bobbin
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my friend pointed out the brand of bobbin makes a difference

so what the hek a couple more dollors before i toss the machine
and it worked when i bought singer brand bobbins

the heat must have shrank my first ones (like a shrinky dink )

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