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Sewing machine grabs fabric and won't let go

NEW HOME SEWING MACHINE, Model JA 1518...bottom threads very loose, but catches fabric and won't let go! Also would like to ask, does top thread spool feed off to back (left) or toward front (right) of machine?

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I dont think the top thread spool feed is the problem, I sounds like the upper thread tension is set at too low a number. Normally on that model it should be set at 3 to 6.

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Does anyone have a manual for New Home Sewing machine JA 1518?

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