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The upper thread is not catching correcttly. When it does feed through the bottom corectlly it jams up after about an inch of sewing. It jams up with tons of thread.I have threaded and rethreaded cleand and cleaned it out again and again. I have taken the lower bobbin out and and went through the motions of picking up the bottom thread. The thread is catching somewhere!! I dont know what to do! Please help!!!I

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Check to see if you have your needle in backwards
have you checked your needle to see if it's bent-roll it on a flat surface & see if it rolls good
check to see if the needle is blunt-makes a popping sound when going thru fabric
check to see if the thread is getting caught on the notch of the spool of thread
check to make sure the bobbin is not warped
check to make sure there are no burrs on the bobbin case
check your upper thread tension

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