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Sewing problems for some reason while sewing my bobbin of my sewing machine kept bunching up. In order to remove it I had to cut all the tangled thread and pull it out. When I "unstuck it" I put it back but the bobbin keeps shifting hitting the needle when it comes down AND it won't sew. It appears the bobbin thread won't marry up with the top thread now.

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  • ttommargueri Sep 09, 2008

    I have the same type of problem. The top stitch seems fine but the back of the material has big long loops of thread. I used two different colors to see what was happening and the bobbin thread is not even coming through. The machine is not picking up the bobbin thread now.

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Chk there is any thread struck left in that area.

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