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Thread is tangling on the lower bobbin

The thread from the lower bobbin is getting tangled when it starts. The needle is not grabbing the lower thread either and making a tangled mess. What can we do?

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Check the needle first.Bent or spurred needles will result in this action.

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  • If threads get tangled, remove a needle plate and cut the tangled threads by scissors or cutter.
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