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Thread: MY TOP STITCHING IS ON THE BOTTOM

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    Senior Member Ann63's Avatar
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    I have a Singer 4830. I don't know what I did but my top stitching is on the bottom. I have read through my manual but can't find any way to reverse it. I took out the bobbin casing, cleaned all lint out. I also top off the bottom to clean all the lint out there. I never thought to remove the bottom of my machine before, it was full of lint. I have made sure it is threaded correctly, adjusted the tension, but nothing seems to work. Can anybody out there help me please.

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    I am not familiar with your machine. I just looked at my handy little print out and it says 'if your top thread is visible on the bottom then your top tension is too loose'.

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    Sounds like your tension, check your manual it should show pictures.

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    I had that problem for a long time with my Kenmore--it would happen randomly and then sometimes it would go away--it turns out that on my particular machine the "auto tension" is too loose, I resolved it by leaving the tension increased all the time and only using high quality thread. The Coats & Clark stuff is awful, the higher quality stuff is well-worth the significant extra expense.

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    are you using polyester thread? The cheap stuff causes all kinds of problems

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    Thank You. I called the Singer Retailer, she told me to rethread, change the needle and check the tension.

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    I just had the same issue...its the tension....use a lower number.

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    I never thought about the thread. I do use Coats and Clark. I had to stop using Coats and Clark Embroidery thread because it would not sew the designs out correctly. A friend of mine recommended using thread from Connceting Threads, I think I am going to have to order some.

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    ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I just had the same issue...its the tension....use a lower number.
    thank you, I had it on 4 or 5, changed it to 2. Stitches are great, thank you so much, this is why I love this board.

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    I no longer use Coats and Clark it leaves to much thread/crap in my machine...I only use Sulky thread. I buy when on sale...buy one get one free at Joannes...

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    Nice to know before i have these problems.

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    Hey ladies, after rethreading, changing the bobbin, adjusting the tension and freeing my machine of so much lint, I finally realized what the problem was. I looked at my bobbins, some had Singer on them and some didn't. I realized I was using the one that did not have Singer on it. During all the trouble shooting I changeed bobbin to one with Singer on it not realizing it could make a difference. The that is not a Singer bobbin fits very loosly in the bobbin case and I was hearing a little rattling of the bobbin but never thought it made a difference. I am going through my bobbins to remove the ones that does not have Singer on them. My machine is very cleaned and oiled now. Being sewing all morning. Thank you ladies.

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