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When sewing the thread gets caught up underneath with a L shaped piece of metal. It changes the tension and gets caught and I have to cut the thread

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Install a brand new needle.
Try slightly tightening the top tension.

If it still misbehaves, the machine may be out of time. Search for sewing machine timing or take it for service.

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