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Rats nest on back of fabric

The machine begins making clunking sound and then jams up because the back stitch is a rats nest, all bunched up thread. tried rethreading, adjusting tension, it just keeps happening.

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Make sure the machine is threaded according to the operations manual & the tension adjustment is according to the operations manual says
make sure the needle is not bent, and also the correct needle for the machine & fabric
if none of these work it needs to be taken in to be check

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