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Topic: Thread has started getting caught in machine after months of successful use!  (Read 479 times)
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« on: March 09, 2014 04:12:21 AM »



As you can see, the upper thread has wrapped itself around that bar, catching the bobbin thread in the process - with every revolution of the upper thread it loops around the bar, tangling up. I visited John Lewis and the woman in the shop had a look at it, but it didn't cause her any problems and appeared to be 'fixed'. I used it successfully for one night, but as of today it's playing up again. The tension is correctly set and I ensured to thread it correctly as per the manual instructions. Is this a problem with the user (am I effing up?) or is it broken? Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2014 06:27:09 PM »

Of course it worked in the store...cranky machines. They sense these things you know.

Change your needle and change your thread and bobbin. If it doesn't snarl up, then it was either the thread or the needle.

Yes, thread can cause issues and a slightly bent or dull needle can also throw things off. Have you checked under the bobbin, is there a bit of thread or lint stuck somewhere. Is the bobbin in correctly, thread feeding off in the right direction?

You may just need a cleaning and adjustment at the sewing machine doctor.

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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014 09:07:02 AM »

I also would suggest cleaning and adjustment. Also check the alignment of you bobbin case and needle.
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