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Bobbin help please!

My machine was working perfectly then i satrted a new project and had to rethread the machine. when i lower the needle(turning the wheel towards me) the top thread become stuck and i am unable to pull up the bottom thread. i have completey started the process over twice and i just cant figure out what the top thread is cathing on. HELP PLEASE :)

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  • jill May 11, 2010

    where is it getting stuck?  down in the bobbin casing?  on the raceway?

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Take out the raceway and check for broken threads/lint. Unthread the machine and put in a new needle taking care to insert it correctly. It may be that the needle is slightly bent. Put everything back carefully and check it is running smoothly with NO THREAD first(no bobbin thread either-use an empty bobbin). This will prove there is nothing catching. If it catches when you thread it then you are having a problem with incorrect threading.

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