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If you are using a threadcutter on the Left side of the machine, it may not leave enough slack when you go to start a new stitch, and as the needle decends, the thread is pulled through the eye.

Just try to pull a little more thread through before you recommence.......just why manufacturers would locate a threadcutter where it will not quite allow enough slack thread for the needle to move down for the next stitch without unthreading the needle is one of life's great imponderables.


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