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Trouble shooting my machine was sewing fine one minute and then started getting snagged every few stitches. it appears that the thread gets caught on something behind the bobbin casing. After that the thread and needle get knotted very quickly, even if they dont the stitches are loose and pull out easily. I removed the plate and the bobbin casing to see if there was anything broken or causing the problem, but nothing looked a miss. I did notice that the bobbin casing and bobbin do not clip into their settings, but that could have always been like that. Frustrated... please help

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    R.A. Ellis Apr 28, 2017

    Remove the bobbin from the machine and thoroughly clean any thread/lint from inside. Also, clean around the feed dogs. Check that the bobbin is wound smoothly and no threads are hanging out anywhere. Rethread the bobbin into the machine.

    Install a brand new needle.
    AVOID old or bargain bin thread.
    Remove the top thread from the machine. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Verify the thread path is correct. Set the top tension at the midway point.

    Re-test your machine.

    If it continues misbehaving, it probably needs service.



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Its the tensioner knob turn it a little bit till the stitch is back to the way its suppose\ed to be, don't turn the knob a lot ust a hair a little AT a time try the stitch each time you turn it to see if the stich is tight again. The knob has numbers on it you have to d this in straight stich setting

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SOURCE: bobbin problem

Remove the race cover and jiggle it out. It is only stuck in there with thread.

oil the machine first. Then, determine whether or not you need any parts at all.

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upper threading/tension is wrong

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The needle may be threaded from the wrong side. Newer models thread from front to back of the machine, older models will thread from right to left, It is usually determined by the positions of the needle eye. rethread the top, if this does not correct the problem thne rethread the bobbin, use the instr manual to make sure it is correct.

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