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I am having trouble getting the tension ajusted on my sewing machine and don't know what to do. My machine is an inspiration singer sewing machine have had this problem before but always was able to fix it now I can't.

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You may want to start with a thorough cleaning and oiling. Be sure there is no thread caught in the bobbin case or shuttle, or upper tension springs. Check that your bobbin is wound evenly and with good tension, and that your needle is in right. The quality of your thread may have an effect, as well.

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