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My sewing machine keeps doing this and jamming. Is it a tension problem or something else? Any suggestions?
Is it right away when you start? My old machine liked to suck the thread in if I didn't really make sure to hold the top and bobbin thread as I started.
I'm sure you've already re-threaded, tried a new bobbin, clean, oiled.
The first thing you should do is to unthread and then thread again, making sure that the thread goes into the thread take up lever correctly; that can affect your tension.
Another thing is to be sure that the bobbin is inserted correctly; it should unwind counterclockwise.
These may seem like no-brainers but, it is surprising how many times I don't even think of the simple solutions.
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