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I have not sewn for awhile on my 180e so cleaned it etc. Rethreaded and now my bobbin thread makes this big loopy mess. I have done everything I know so need help. Do I need to take it to be serviced? Also what is the best thread for sewing on the machine?

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Loopy mess same as above answer but you also may have put the bobbin in the bobbincase upside down.

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Loopy mess = upper tension/threading is wrong

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Hi! This is the machine I use (mostly) and I've found it really doesn't like lint. I brush out lint every few hours and it has made a huge difference in how my machine sews. I suspect your machine may be as sensitive to lint as my is, so give her a really good cleaning. Then, rethread (yes, I know you've done that already, but do it again, for grins.) everything. Pay careful attention to the way the bobbin thread comes off the bobbin (from left to right) when you rethread. If you usually use the automatic bobbin pickup, don't. Pick up the bobbin thread the regular way, and, holding the top thread and bobbin thread securely in your left hand, start to sew.
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