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I am new and I want to start the machine, but I do not know if the threading is correct. I also need an instruction manual please. Regards Alba

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Most machines thread similar. Across , down , through tensioner and then through the arm , then down to needle.
You can start it threaded or not and most manuals are available online if you Google machine make and model

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Even if you are unable to find a manual for your particular model, similar models usually thread the same or similarly. Just be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the machine so the thread will seat in the tension disks.

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Here's what you can do right now to work out the problem:
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I need to know how to set the tension. I need to know how to thread the bobbin. I need to know if the needle makes a difference. My stitches are loose and sloppy. They should be interlocking between...

Would be helpful to know what model machine you have.
A new machine should not need tension adjustment, so guessing it is not being threaded correctly. There should be adequate instruction on how to do this and how to wind a bobbin in the manual.
The main thing is you need to have the presser foot UP when you thread the top thread. This opens the tension discs so the thread will go between the discs and be put under tension once the presser foot goes down before you sew. When you thread the bobbin, be sure it is unspooling in the correct direction and that it clicks into its tension slot. A Universal 80 needle will do for 95% of what you sew, exceptions being very lightweight fabric, knitted fabrics, or very heavyweight fabric.
Write a reply back to Fixya if this does not help you, but include more detail on just exactly which machine you have.

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hi there
1- change needle with new one and try sewing.
2- make sure your machine threading correct.
if you can use instruction or service manual send me your email i will send it by email to you.
best regards
ashraf abozid
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