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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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  • Pauline25 Feb 10, 2008

    I change the needle, Iclean the machine and put oil in it



    I try to change the tension my mavhine is a Singer Fashion Mode model 237 it is an old one



    Pl

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2008

    I am having the same problem.  The needle will not p/u the bobbin thread!!!!!  I am so frustrated b/c I was in the middle of a project! I hope this isn't expensive to fix.

  • cripsy May 05, 2008

    so where's the answer or recommendation what to do when the thread from the bobbin won't pick up?

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2008

    my singer will not pick up bobbin thread,either. have cleaned and changed needles and also ord ered a new bobbin holder and it still doest work.HELP I have a model 9020

    chic@cinci.rr.com

  • pjmanning Mar 14, 2009

    Help, my daughter was in the middle of a school projectwhen all of a sudden she started having problems.It only seems to happen while she was trying to embroider. Regular stitching works fine.

  • Ruth
    Ruth Dec 02, 2013

    I have a brand new machine

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Needle not picking up bobbin thread.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    when you lower the needle it does not pick up the thread from the bobbin

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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.

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