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It sounds like in bobbin is not hitting the needle the right way it will so good 15 to 20 inutes then it will skip stitches i was told the timming was not right

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The bobbin should not be hit by the needle (sorry but your question is confusing).

If the timing is not right, it will not sew properly. Take it in to be timed; the machine sounds like it is in need of a service procedure anyway. It will come back running like new.

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