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I have an excellence 760. I cleaned my machine. Now about every 4th stitch it clunks and there is a loop on the underside. I've changed the needle and the bobbin.

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Increase the needle thread tension

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You are getting a thread mess under the fabric? Frequently, this occurs because the top thread is not fully seated in the tension disk.

Install a brand new needle.
Remove the top thread from the machine.
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it's possible that the gear or cam that make the zig zag stitch is
worn or broken or loose, there's no way to know for sure with out
having a sewing machine shop look at the machine.
you mentioned the needle, when sewing on cotton you need one
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