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Broken stitching Problem with my sewing machine: I have not owned it long and don't do much sewing, mostly mending. The stitching on the bottom side of fabric is all tangled (messy) and seems to be broke off in many spots. Next the top tread will break. I have tried to change the tension, thread, needle and oiled my machine. Still to no prevail. I can't see paying 50-100 dollars to have it brought in and fixed when it only cost 150-200 dollars for a new one. How often do I need to replace it with little use? I would like to be able to fix the problem myself. I can't afford a new one and don't have the receipt any longer. Besides it has been sitting for some time now. Thanks for any help. We have gone on-line and checked the trouble shooting suggestions. Lounature

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If the bottom stitching is bad that means something is wrong with the top thread. If the top stitch is bad that means the problem is with the bobbin. Wind the tension the whole way in and then back it off to number 3 and then rethread it. When you hold the thread coming out of you bobbin case it . The whole thing should fall into your hand slowly not real fast. There is a screw on the metal bobbin case to adjust the tension on that. That is if you have a pull out metal bobbin case.

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