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My bobbin thread keeps bunching up to multiple threads and

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My bobbin thread keeps bunching up to multiple threads and jamming.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Small Appliance
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
1: check the thread first. Make sure it is threaded prooerly through the machine.
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
2: make sure the needle is threaded from the proper direction. Should nit be twisted around the back of the needle.
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
3: checj the tension on the thread. Pull gently from where it exits the needle. It should pull gently and smoothly
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
Make sure the tension is set for the thickness of the material you are sewing.
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
Before sewing pull the bobbin thread . It should pull up smoothly out of the machine.
Cut both threads to about six inches long. Rethread the bobbin.The Bobbin:
1: open the bobbin compartment and check for tangles
2: remove the bobbin from the
machine.
3: make sure the thread undwinds easily
4: place the bobbin in its housing makeing sure it is through the slot and under the tension tab.
5: the thread should pull smoothly and fairly easy.
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
6: carefully hold the bobbin hanging ( in its housing ) by the thread. It should just barely try to come out
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
Replace and try again.
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
If the bobbin tension needs adjusting it is the small screw on the bobbin tab where the thread comes out.
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
Turn it just the smallest bit at a time until the bobbin passes the previously described test.
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
When the bobbin is out check the compartment for threads and lint scraps.
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
http://www.sewitworks.com/timing/
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
This is a helpful link
Expert:  Machinc replied 1 month ago.
http://www.creativesewingtips.com/threading-a-sewing-machine.html

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