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Thread mess at the underside of the fabric

I checked all the thread tension and the threading and I can't find any mistake. But the 8280 Singer just won't sew. After 2-3 stiches it'll get stuck and on the underside of the fabric are knots and a big mess. What's the mistake or do I have to get it fixed. Thanks in advance U.

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On the bobbin holder there is a smaal screw, thghten the screw to set tention on the bobbin thred. The thred you use on top and in the bobbin can be the problem as well E-Mail me wcbotha@yahoo.com

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