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Im having trouble with the bobbin tread when i sow the bottom threadcomes out in big clumps and then jams the needle

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Sounds like a threading mistake. Try this, thread the machine all the way to the needle but not the eye. Then lift the presser foot up and down and pull on the tread as you do that. You should have tension when the foot is down and not tension when it is up. If this is the case try sewing(should fix), if it is not the case your machine will need adjustment.

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