Sewing Machine Bobbin???

Alright, so every couple of months my sewing machine goes on strike. Basically the thread coming from the needle gets caught strangely in the bobbin and then it makes a giant mess in the bobbin area. The bobbin will also fly out from where it is located and land on the sewing table. I fiddle with it like crazy and rethread it all numerous times, and then for no reason it will just start working again. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening??

Its a Kenmore 10 sewing machine.

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8 replies since 6th August 2009 • Last reply 6th August 2009

Have you tried adjusting the tension? That is a usually a big issue when sewing certain materials, as well as using the right size needle. To adjust the tension for the thread, use the knob that's on the front or side of your machine, and for the bobbin (if you have a bobbin case), turn the little screw that's on the back. Also make sure that the thread is threaded through the little hole that is on the side of the bobbin, that can or may not make a difference.

Try this link for a better understand, pay close attention to the illustrations for steps 4 and 11. Hope this helps and good luck!!

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The tension is where I keep it for t-shirt material, and according to the sewing machine guy who tuned up the machine the last time thats where I should keep it unless I am using a stiffer material. The needle size is also right, and its all set up properly. For some reason it just seems to happen every couple of months for no reason. I was using it 10 min earlier with no problems, and even on the same shirt..then it went haywire (it also did this with a dress i was working on in April...)

I will try the bobbin screw and see if that helps, if not I will take it in for another tune up this weekend.

Also, what link did you want me to check out? I couldnt seem to find it in your post.

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i got a kenmore mines is pottom loading. you have to take thhe detatchable part of the bottom off. then the bobin goes into a metal thingy. i odnt knw waht kind of Kenomre you have so i wouldnt know....hmmm thats just weird...

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that is strange, it was happening to me and I had to adjust tension

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So, I decided to try it again....and it worked...no problems...

Now Im certain its the evil sewing machine gnomes =_=

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its the gnomes

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Sorry about that, I forgot to paste the link, but here it is

http://www.ehow.com/how_5178456_thread-sears-kenmore-sewing-machine.html

It's good that you keep your machine up to par, so I'm sure the guy keeps it oiled too or makes sure that it is.

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Its definitely time for another tune up. It appears that the bobbin is sticking, so I think it needs some oiling Happy

Thanks for the linkHappy

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