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Needle doesnt hook bobbin thread while sewing

On my SE3 while sewing the needle doesnt grab the bobbin thread. What could cause this. My manual does not say to oil or even where to oil at. Please help.

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  • cdkeltner Nov 29, 2008

    The thread is getting caught at the bottom. It is cutting the thread that is actually on the bobbin instead of bringing the thread up through the machine.

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Where is the upper tensio spring?

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Our machine had the same problem, there was a piece of broken thread stuck in the upper tension spring keeping the tension spring open. removing the broken thread in the upper tension solved the problem for us

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