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Bottom thread is loose and loopy, have tried new needle, thread, cleaned out bottom, tension adjusted.....nothing works, can you help. I see many others have same problem but i cannot see an answer

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When your bottom thread is loopy it means that the UPPER thread is not properly threaded. First make sure your needle has the flat side to the back of the machine and that it's the right size needle for your machine and the fabric you're using. You probably missed the tension discs when you threaded the upper thread. Make sure that your presser foot is up and that your needle is in the uppermost position. Try re-threading it and when you get to the tension discs pull the thread back and forth so you hear a little snap. That tells you that your thread is being placed in the discs correctly. (This also cleans out your tension discs in case there's lint in them.) Make sure that you tension dial is on about #4. Finish threading and you should be good to go. Thanks for using FixYa!

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