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Bobbin unravelling on prolectrix 8 stitch sewing machine

I've followed all the instructions (i think) but they aren't very clear. The top thread sews great but the lower thread is just a mess and it seems the bobbin is unravelling. Have I thread it wrong?

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Did you put the bobbin thread in the tensioner? that would be the cut in the side of the bobbin case to pull the thread under the tensioner. if not it will cause problems. but if the top thread is looking good then the top thread is the problem, thread the machine with the presser foot up to let the thread into the tensioner, if it looks good on the top and not the bottom it is the upper thread if it looks good on the bottom and not the top it is the lower thread

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