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Needle wont pick up the bobbin thread

When the needle cycles it will not pick up the bobbin thread to make a stitch.I suspect the timing has slipped but am not sure how to reset it.

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Re: needle wont pick up the bobbin thread

Can not do by yourself. Mine did the same thing after just having it 3 weeks and I had to take in to authorized Singer Dealer to repair. Now without machine for several weeks and probaly out alot of money for repair. Should have got a Brother!! Hope you have better luck than me.

Posted on Oct 10, 2007

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Wont pickup bobbin thread when sewing.

Make sure you are using a brand new needle. Bent/damaged/dull needles frequently will fail to pick up the thread.

If it continues to skip stitches, it most likely has a needle/hook timing issue--the needle arrives at the bobbin at the wrong time to intercept the bobbin thread.

There are web sites and videos available that discuss sewing machine timing, or you can take it for service.


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1. The bobbin may be in backwards.
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