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Hi, I'm trying to embroider using my Singer Futura CE-100. After it starts to embroider, it will either bunch up bobbin side or the machine will beep, and the computer says to turn it off, remove hoop, turn on machine, replace hoop. When I do this, nothing happens. Im using the correct hoop size for my desings

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The plastic drop-in bobbin case, is the worst I have ever seen. The thread will get jammed in it or it hops while the machine is sewing. It is not staying in place. In front of the case, on the right there is a tiny, rectangle spring. It is the only thing I can find that keeps it in place. It is attached with a tiny screw and can be moved forward.

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Could be a threading problem. on the top of the machine, where you go under the plate, pull the thread back and forth like you are flossing. you should feel the thread snap around the 2 wheels, then continue threading. hope it helps

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