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Looped bottom thread

I have tried every thing that is suggested and the bottom thread is still looping any ideas. It was working fine then started looping the thread

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Re: looped bottom thread

I have been having the same trouble--I took this in to a shop and was told it would cost $80 to repair with no warranty on the repair since the machine is all plastic. I think my bobbin tension is too tight but there is not a separate bobbin case, just a plastic space to drop it in.

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Re: looped bottom thread

Sorry I missed your problem, I have just signed up on here to help with problems like yours.
Thread looping underneath the cloth is a bobbin tension problem.
Folks in general are not aware that in addition to the top tension being set correctly so must the bobbin tension.
It is impossible to explain how to do this you need to be shown. However it should be explained how to do it in your manual.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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