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Carriage on singer ke 2500 keeps catching kneedles and yarn loops

Machine hasn't been used in 20 years,has been oiled but every time try to run the carriage the yarn gets tangles and the carriage gets stuck.any help would be muchly appreciated.if you need more information regarding problem please ask.thanks in anicipation.

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Take out your bobbin holder and see if there is thread clogged up inside the machine

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