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Hi there,  my machine just started making a knocking sound as i sew and now makes big loops on the backside of the material. is there something i can adjust myself?  thanks

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  • moobalu Sep 10, 2008

    i ended up talking to a local repair person over the phone, and figured out that the black plastic bobbin case had chipped slightly at the spring, causing it to wobble. so i ordered a new one, and hopefully this will solve the problem.



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Many users also had such knocking sound and loops problem. I suggest you to order the following product:
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