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While using the pin stitch , the machine has started skipping stitches, knocking loudly, the top thread is breaking, sometimes thread knots up on the underneath side. I have cleaned bobbin area, changed needle and bobbin, using quality thread, the last time I used machine worked fine, yesterday when I started sewing I had this mess HELP!

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