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Juki DDL-8700--top & bobbin thread won't hold together for stitch

My machine was working fine and then I change the needle and now the threads will not make a stitch. I sew over the fabric and see the needle with top thread going through the fabric, but it doesn't pick up the bobbin thread and make a stitch. I have inserted another needle, but same problem exists. I have checked and the needle is inserted correctly, the machine is threaded correctly and I have played around with the bobbin and top thread tensions, but nothing works! Help please!

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    vicky mallett Oct 23, 2013

    Your needle bar needs to be moved up or down a tad depending on what kind of needle you are using. My juki manual tells me that if I am using a DB-1 needle the needle bar needs to be set at the second notch from the bottom of the needle bar. I think there are 4 notches on the needle bar...they are hard to see but they are there. Once again if you have a manual for your machine there should be a section on "timing" and that is where they talk about the kind of needle and the needle bar setting. Yikes...I am learning all this myself right now. Good luck

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please check bobin case spring maybe need t adjust or rplace.
please check if you are wind bobin by correct way not too much titght or not too much loose. thread insaid bobin must be littel soft.
the last reason maybe the tip of stoper for hook id damaged and need to rplace.
best regards
ashraf abozid
aabozid@hotmail.com

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