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The machine sews normally then once in awhile the material gets stuck in one position, does not move. The bobin thread seems to be a bit tangled in the bobbin case. What is going on?

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Your bobbin may be wound uneven, try winding a fresh bobbin and make sure that you are using the same weight thread in the top and bottom. And try a fresh needle.

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