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My thread keeps bunching up on the bottom of my material. I have re-threaded over and over, basically took it apart and put it back together and I'm still getting this mess! What should I do?

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Bunching up on the bottom means that the upper is not threaded correctly - no upper tension.

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Thank you Mongo32. However, I have tried every tension setting. I'm wondering if it is broken or if I just need to add some lubrication. Can I use WD-40 or is there a special sewing machine grease? And if that is not the problem, should I try getting it fixed or should I just buy another "inexpesive" machine? I sew about 8 times a year.

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