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Machine is making a clunking noise and producing a bunch of looped up thread on the underside of the fabric every time I try to sew. How do i fix this?Thanks for the advice - Kate

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1.check to see if the needle is in backwards
2.check to see if the needle is bent--lay it on a table & see
3.check the bobbin to see if it's warped
4.make sure it's threaded correctly-sometimes the thread on the thread take up lever can come off--it does on my mechanical sewing machine & I've been sewing & working on sewing machine for 23 years

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