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My problem is with the bobin. The machine worked well two days ago. Now when I try to sew , the bobin thread is becoming caught in the lower area and produces tension that stops the machine after about two revolutions. Even turning by hand to try to clear the problem after an error has stopped the machine I encounter resistance from the tension. It seems that when the thread make its revolution around the bobin case that it catches on something. I have removed the bobin and tried another, same result. I have taken the bobin case out and inspected it and find no burrs or scratches or any thing that looks out of the ordinary. Don t know what to do next.

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With out looking at the machine it is hard to determine the exact problem, but make sure your bobbin thread is placed in the bobbine case corretly, and pulled through the little tension area on the bobbin case.

Next make sure the upper thread is in the tension discs, if not this can also cause you a problem, plus if possible used a little canned air (with the pressure foot up, machine unplugged and thread removed) blow out the tension area.

Good luck.

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