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My top thread wont raise the bobbin thread. It just keeps getting jammed in the turning contraption were the bobbin is housed.

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Try metal SA 156 bobbins, they seem to work better. You can buy them on ebay 20 for $8.99 and free shipping.

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Could be threaded incorrectly. Remove the thread from the machine. Put in a brand new needle.. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread the top thread from the beginning. (AVOID old or bargain bin thread--might even try a different type of thread.) Check that the thread path is correct. Then put bobbin in the bobbin case and thread it through the tension. Check that the bobbin is turning the correct direction in the bobbin case. Install the bobbin case in the machine. Start out with the top tension set about the midway point and then tweak it from there to get the appropriate tension.

Pull the bobbin thread to the top of the fabric and gently hold both thread tails in your left hand while you slowly take the first few stitches.

If you continue to have issues, then you may need to have your machine serviced. It could be out of time or perhaps there is a snag or burr that is catching the thread.

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Besides installing a brand new needle (which you've already done), unthread the top thread. (Cut the thread below the spool, raise the presser foot, and pull the thread DOWN from the thread tail end--NEVER PULL thread UP!)

ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread the top thread from the beginning. Verify the thread path is correct. Set the upper tension to the midway point and then tweak it so both threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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There are a couple of reasons that can cause this.
a. Raise the pressure foot. As you load the top thread give small tugs to check for snags. They must be stopped.
b. Once the top threading is done on top lower the pressure foot. Now, give a tug on the thread. Is the tension really hard or just average? You may need to lower the tension to stop the jamming of the bobbin thread.
c. Clean the bobbin area. Check the bobbin tension and adjust as you need to.
d. Put a drop of oil on the race. (Thing the bobbin case sits on)
e. As the bobbin hook (sharp thing) is rotating does the bobbin case move back and forth a lot. You may need to adjust the bar that is next to the bobbin case so it can't rotate. Usually you will need to move it forward.
SEE INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO ADJUST THE BOBBIN. TENSION OF UPPER AND LOWER THREAD MUST BE RIGHT.

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Not sure what the problem is but you might try this:

Remove the top thread completely from the machine.
Make sure the machine is cleaned under the needle plate, the hook/bobbin area, the feed dogs, etc.
If your manual instructs oiling, do so as described.
Confirm that the feed dogs are in the raised position.
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Verify the thread path is correct.
Confirm the needle is installed correctly (does the flat part face the right direction?). Is it the right needle for your machine.
Set the top tension to the midway point.
Check that the stitch length is set to at least #2.
Re-test your machine. Tweak the top tension until the top and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

Some machines have a presser foot pressure adjustment that increases or decreases the amount of pressure the presser foot applies to the fabric and the feed dogs. You may need to increase this pressure.

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