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Brother sewing machine xl3100

Wolud not pick up bobbin thread this is the first time this has ever happen i had this brother since 1997 i always oil it does it want servicing tell me what can i do.

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  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    I have the same model, my sewing machine siezes up every couple of stiches and I have to use the manual to unlock it...any ideas?

  • niki33 May 11, 2010

    i have a brother sewing machine that would not pick up the bobbin thread

    help me fix it

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Make sure your bobbin case is seated right.  It is easy to get it in backwards or tilted, and then it won't pick up.

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