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Problem with spool Thread, please suggest a solution!

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I have properly placed both bobin and spool threads in their respective places with the help of manual .The first use was successful.But from the second time , Janome minisew's spool thread is making loops with it self. It's not recognising the bobin thread at all. And the machine is getting stuck. If not, all the thread loops are getting accumalated on the reverse side of cloth. It's driving me crazy.I need some sincere advice n help.

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Re: Problem with spool Thread, please suggest a solution!

This is a tension problem.
In addition to the top thread having a tension adjustment there is the facility to adjust the tension of the bottom(bobbin) thread.
Both these tensions need to be correct to get a balanced stitch and to stop the loose threads underneath the cloth.
It is almost impossible to explain how to adjust the bottom tension you need to be shown.
Somewhere in your manual it should explain how to do this.

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