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    When I am sewing, the machine does fine and then it like quits feeding the fabric through and knots up on the bottom. Does anyone know what might be the cause? it's a viking machine. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    sounds like a threading problem. Take out your bobbin and re thread it, then take out the top thread completely and rethread it. That should fix it. I have a viking and mine does that sometimes if I didn't thread it correctly

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    I agree with feffertim. Also check that the needle is inserted correctly.

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    When was the last time you cleaned out the feed dogs?

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    is the top thread jumping out of the take up lever?

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    There might be a wad of lint under or near the bobbin case. I would take it out and clean it.

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    Agree. Sometimes if it's a different weight thread in the bobbin it might do that too with a Viking.
    Quote Originally Posted by k9dancer
    I agree with feffertim. Also check that the needle is inserted correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85
    is the top thread jumping out of the take up lever?
    Yep. I have 3 vikings and they all do this occasionally. I always check this first. I'm to the point where I can hear the difference in stitching and can catch it quicker.

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