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The bobbin after having changed the needle and cleaning still cloggs and bunches the thread.

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It is in your top threading, make sure that you have a fresh needle in, then totally rethread your machine, Do this with the presser foot up, now pull the top thread after you have threaded it, the thread should pull smoothly, now lower the presser foot, the thread should barely move. This seats the thread in the tension discs. You should be set now.

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