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Machine makes an angry noise - stops moving.

This happens at random when Im sewing but it's becoming more frequent. The tension on top gets very tight and as its in the middle of having the spasm, I've noticed that the tension on top at the base of the thread does like a backfire.
The bobbin tension seems fine and I can wind the thread back on both the top thread and the bobbin. If I just try to keep going manually or by pedal it creates a cluster of crazy thread underneath the fabric.
I've tried adjusting the tension as this worked on my old singer machine but this doesn't seem to be working.
Ive also moved the **** thread from around the bobbin area and it's clean.
Please advise.
THANKS!

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This is an answer to another person with a similar complaint. Try the suggestion below, it may fix the problem.

From your description it appears that you have tried tension settings on the upper tension control adjustment knob without success.
Check that the bobin tension is adjusted correctly by taking out the bobin complete with the spool.
Pull the cotton thread and it should be a smooth light pressure if the tension is correct. If it is tight to pull or pulls freely then adjust the tension screw which is found on the outside of the bobbin. The screw is very small and requires a minature size screwdriver. The adjustment will only be a slight turn of the screw one way or the other to obtain the correct tension(depending if it was loose or tight).
Once this is set reinstall the bobin and tread up the machine, hopefully with the upper tension set at approx."2" the machine will sew correctly.

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The tread only breaks in the needle. what can i do . i don't get to sew anything . I tread the needle and get everything ready and start the machine and as quickly as that the tread is broken and the machine has not sewn at all.

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Try some metal bobbins, #15 or SA 156. that seems to help. If, you don't have a manual go to brother.com and download one for free

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