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Unread 11-28-2015, 01:01 PM   #1
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Sewing machine failure

I'm using a Singer Fashion Mate, the problem is that when I sew the upper thread thread gets stuck under the bobbin, or the lower thread gets stuck and instead of sewing normally it tangles the thread in the under part which sometimes makes something like a huge "pigtail" under (I don't know how to call it) and sometimes it doesn't sew at all. I've tried adjusting the tension in both the bobbin and the upper thread but it doesn't fix anything, just gives me another kind of problem. It's something similar to this:

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How can I fix that? I've been trying a lot for hours and I'm still stuck with that.
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My machine had this same problem a few months ago. I learned I needed to "reset" the top tension. What this means: put the needle in the top position (my knob has markings to match this up right), then rethread your machine. If you put the foot down and pull on the top thread, it should prevent you from continuously pulling. If it does this, the top tension is fixed, and your problem should be fixed.
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Whenever I have any thread related issues at all the FIRST step is always to completely remove both the bobbin and the thread spool from the machine and reset from scratch. 90% of the time this fixes it. Sometimes I have to take off the sole plate and nearly always there is either a stray piece of thread or a huge lump of lint clogging up the works, removal then fixes the issue.
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My machine had this same problem a few months ago. I learned I needed to "reset" the top tension. What this means: put the needle in the top position (my knob has markings to match this up right), then rethread your machine. If you put the foot down and pull on the top thread, it should prevent you from continuously pulling. If it does this, the top tension is fixed, and your problem should be fixed.
It started working at the first try, but for the next piece I had to sew it entangled again and I had to reset the thread in the needle and then it started tangling it again and sometimes in C4 error, this happened like 6 times.
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But did you take the bobbin out? get a flashlight if you must once the bobbin is out to see if there is thread or lint balls in there. if you reset the top you must also reset the bottom.
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But did you take the bobbin out? get a flashlight if you must once the bobbin is out to see if there is thread or lint balls in there. if you reset the top you must also reset the bottom.
I did that and it worked (at least for now), thank you
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