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I have an old Singer Sewing Machine Model 786, there seems to be a problems with cobbling underneath, causing looping on the underside I presume its the bobbin but have been unable to fix, I do not have the booklet anymore, so cant look up.

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"Birdnesting" occurs when there is no tension on the needle thread to pull the bobbin thread. This is easily corrected by rethreading the machine, following the threading path carefully and making sure the thread is fully engaged in the tension mechanism.

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