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We have a brand new Singer Inspiration Sewing Machine 4228. We used it the first time with no problem. Now the bobbin thread is coming too fast and globbing up under the fabric. We have tried adjusting the tension, with no results. Please let us know what else to try.

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Check threading on top. 95% of the time this is the problem

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Did you try adjusting the tension? sometimes that pulls on the thread and causes it to unthread. Is your bobbin thread the same type as the top thread? Two different thread types will cause problems. Also, some of the cheaper thread they sell at JoAnn's and other stores are not supposed to be used on machines, only hand sewing. Is your thread specifically made for machine sewing?

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keep a thread tail of 4 to 6 inches on the top & bobbin thread & keep it pulled behind the needle
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