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What do i do if my machine keeps jamming and getting tangled?

I have rethreaded, changed my needle and cleaned the whole machine and its still doing the same thing!

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Try adjusting the thread tension.The upper and lower need to match.
In addition the needle needs to be the correct one and installed to the correct depth.

Posted on May 07, 2014

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