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Hi, top thread was jamming and breaking off after going around the bobbin. Thread was also bunching up ander fabric. I cleaned the bobin holder etc. I can see now that the thread from above gets stuck between the stopper and the knob at front right of the bobbin holder. Should the bobbin holder fit tight into it's case? I thought it should be looser but it's very tight. Cheers

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Hi there,

Well the reason for this problem is that the Upper and lower threads are not drawn back under the presser foot and/ or
the Feed dog is down. (refer your manual to best understand the location of these parts). The solution for this is Draw both threads back under presser foot and/ or 
Raise the feed dog.
Try this and do get back if the problem persists.

Good Luck!!

Thanks

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