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Thread is clogging up under fabric and is not catching bobin thread

Can you tell me what to do? It seems to be catching the top thread and cutting it into small 2 inch pieces under the fabric and is not catching and using bobin. Also, how do I know when the bobin tension is correct?

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Re: Thread is clogging up under fabric and is not...

I have the same problem, I fix it by removing both Shuttle hook and Bobbin Case and tested it to see if the shuttle hook rotated freely within bobbin case. I noticed the screw for the tension spring was too high and was rubbing agaist bobbin case. Just tighten screw on spring and and recheck for rubbing.

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