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Needle won't remain threaded

After threading the machine, when I begin to sew, the threads don't form a stitch and then the thread comes out of the needle altogether.

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Make sure the thread has long thread tails of 4 to 6 inches long
and have the thread tails pulled behind the needle before starting
to sew.

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