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Make sure your bobbin is spinning in the correct direction when installed, and that it is the correct bobbin case as well.
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1. the needle thread is not threaded properly

2. The needle thread tension is to tight

3. The needle is bent or blunt

4. The needle is incorrectly inserted

5. The needle thread & the bobbin thread are not set under the presser foot when starting to sew

6. the threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing

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2. Lint has collected in the bobbin holder

3. The bobbin is damaged & doesn't turn smoothly

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