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I've rethreaded the machine mulitple times and it keeps bulging up on the botton around the bobbin and I keep having to lift the small clip to reinsert the black part where it holds the bobbin. My thread keep breaking and I've kept havin to rethread it and readjust the tension, doesn't seem to work it only gets tighter. i'm soo frustrated and ready to give on Singer completely.

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Take a deep breath and read page 67 of your manual, it is your top threading that is causing the problem. On page 67 it gives troubleshooting hints, like making sure that you are holding the thread ends when you start to sew, look for a bent or burr on your needle. Replace needle. If, you do not have a manual go to singerco.com and download one for free.
I had the same problem last week and swore I had threaded my machine right, then I looked at my manual, whoa nellie!, I missed a guide and I have been sewing for 50+ years.

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