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Machine worls OK with ordinary materials; but with heavier or soft materials it starts to stitch and then there is no stitch. Machine has been oiled and cleaned and I have tried changing the tension. Model 290C

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Use the right needle size, the lower the number is for soft material, such as #9 or heavy material use #16 or #18. Download a free manual at singerco.com under support

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