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Singer Simple `when not threaded runs forward and backwards,,,, `when threaded,,,,moves forward for an inch,,,and then looping clogs the bobbin area,,,it appears as one inch loops under fabric,,,have cleaned, oiled, tentions are in mid position, have changed needles,bobbins and threading is correct~ please and thank you,,,,help~

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Try this test, with the presser foot down, pull on the top thread, it should feed smoothly, now lower the presser foot, the thread should barely move, when pulled. This sometimes seats the thread in the tension discs. Hope it helps you.

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