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Hobbylock 794 my sewing machine will not stitch it run good .However it runs but thread will not interlock cant make stitches.Needles are install properly but needles dont pull up the thread.

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  • nrtolliver Oct 27, 2008

    my machine runs great but it want stitch.thread will not interlock.

  • cdclaus May 11, 2010

    I had 2 needles come out from inside and need a drawing on how to put back. I need a exploded view for my husband. thanks cd

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    hobbylock 794 does not stitch but runs fine-wonder if possible it jumped timing

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You have a timing problem which needs a technician to repair. to do this properly, you need some special gauges which, generally , are not found just anywhere. Take it a technician and get an estimate before you leave it.
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