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Sewing machine repaired but still bunches up

I have a Sears Kenmore sewing machine (model number 385.19153) that I have had repaired three times but continue to have the same problem with. Every time I try to sew the thread bunches under the material. All three repair shop and myself have adjusted the tension, adjusted the feed dogs, and cleaned the bobbin shuttle completely. I'm not sure what else to do with it. It is basically a $500 paperweight, as I have only been able to use it for a very short period of time. Any suggestions on anything I can try that hasn't been done already?

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Either no tension on the top thread or damaged needle plate or possibly a broken hook driver spring

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