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Model #5050: the top stitch looks fine but underneath, massive loops. I've changed the needle, rethreaded the bobbin, altered the thread tension, but still the problem remains. Any ideas? Margaret W.

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You may have threaded the machine with the presser foot down. This closes the tension control and the thread cannot properly enter during the threading process.

Re-thread with the presser foot up.

Test the stitching.

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