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Lower thread very loose. can=t get even stich top and bottom?? thanks ruth hatch

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Unthread and rethread the machine according to the manual. Sounds like you do not have it threaded right, make sure that your needle is inserted right (flat side faces away from you) and that it is not bent, replace it if you aren't sure if it is dull.

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