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Im pretty sure i have my singer 5525 threaded right but i think the bobbin is wrong but when i try to sew the top looks fine but the bottom is a thread mess an the thread keeps breaking My sewing is a mess. The top thread skips some times and the bottom is a total mess. It brid nest (piles up undernith and the thread break. I have re threaded a number of times and I have taken the bobbin out and put it back in . I have changed the thread tension. nothing seems to help.

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Hopefully you have a new needle in the right way and not a dull bent one. And are putting your bobbin in correctly so that when looking at the back of the bobbicase and when pulling the thread it turns clockwise. Counter-clockwise things like this will happen. Also that the foot is up when threading ensuring that the thread goes between the tension disks. Serious jam ups can also cause it to get out of timing which you may need a tech for.

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My top thread is picking and the bottom thread is fine i have tried rethreading and re did the bobbin even changed threads and tried the tension

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angle the bottom might be a mess but it is the top thread that
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through the needle plate to form a good stitch,if you can turn by hand and watch where it is catching you might be able to solve it.

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