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Lower thread tangles and machine then locks up

I recently took my machine in for repair for this problem and when I got it back, it worked fine. As soon as I had to change the thread (both upper and bobbin) the same problem started all over again. I start sewing and then it makes a "clunking" type sound and when I take the fabric out from under the presser foot, its all tangled up. I have read the manual over and over again, pulled the shuttle out and made sure that area is clean. I don't know what else to do. Please help.

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I have the same problem. When I take it to my shop, they keep telling me there is a special order for reinstalling the shuttle case and plates on top but I get home and can't duplicate what they've told me. If you figure this one out, please let me know.

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