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Old 02-18-2010, 04:06 PM   #1
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Help with sewing machine!

My sewing machine is not working right. It looks and sounds like it is sewing right but then when I flip the material over the underside has a bunch of big loops instead of the way its supposed to be.

Is this something I can fix or do I need to take it to a repair shop?

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Old 02-18-2010, 04:11 PM   #2
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Sounds like a problem with your bobbin. I'm not sure.
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:41 PM   #3
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Your tension on your bobbin is to lose. Remove the sewing plate and remove bobbin housing. There is a tiny screw on the side of the bobin housing. turn it right(righty tighty, lefty loosey) Then put bobbin in and thread the bobbin in housing and pull so see how tension is. it should pul hard but not to hard. I hope I did not confuse you. Good Luck
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:50 PM   #4
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Is your bobbin thread slipping out when your sewing? Open up your case and check bc thats what it sounds like to me. Do what the pp said and tighten up the tension on it. Also, make usre you are threading your bobbin correctly.
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:04 AM   #5
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Re: Help with sewing machine!

WAIT - before changing the tension on the bobbin look at the following suggestions!!!

Loops on the bottom almost always mean a problem with the threading etc of the TOP thread.

* Check that the presser foot is down when sewing.
* Check for lint in and around the bobbin area.
* Take the bobbin out, check the manual and put it in again the right way.
* Check for lint around the tension area and use dental floss to clean out between the tension disks.
* Check the threading path in the manual and then rethread the top thread.
* Turn the top thread spool over so that the thread runs off it the other way.

Then, try the following:
* Wind a new bobbin using the same thread as in the top spool.
* Give a tug on the bobbin thread. There should be some tension on it but not too much.

Let us know if this helps or not.
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:31 PM   #6
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Re: Help with sewing machine!

Thank you ladies soo much!! I knew I should have asked here sooner instead of pouting about it. I hope to check these suggestions out tonight or tomarrow and I will let you know. Thanks again!
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:40 AM   #7
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It Worked!! Thank you guys so much!!!

ETA: It was lint around the bobbin casing that seemed to cause the problem. Who would have thought....
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:34 AM   #8
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It Worked!! Thank you guys so much!!!

ETA: It was lint around the bobbin casing that seemed to cause the problem. Who would have thought....
yay! good to know. I get a ton of lint with all the sewing. I have to be sure to clean it out alot or else it really does effect it like you said. Im glad its behaving now!
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:12 PM   #9
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Glad to hear it is fixed. :-)
Amazing how fast lint builds up. I try to de-lint regularly each week.
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