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Bobbin thread not able to feed itself to top thread

So my machine quit working recently & I have a feeling it is something so simple to fix but I cannot figure it out... I was in the middle of sewing denim when my needle broke. It fell down into the machine. I have since taken it apart and retrieved the tip of the needle and thoroughly cleaned my machine. Now when I go to insert my bottom fed bobbin, the thread will not pick up to send to my needle... What happened?

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Re: bobbin thread not able to feed itself to top thread

Number of possible causes. First thing I would check is the timing, impossible to describe how to do it, sorry I cannot help anymore

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If your machine is not sewing on the bottom or making stacks of thread called (bird nesting) there are several simple fixes for this and some not so simple.
First you need to make sure that you are threading the bobbin into the holder correctly, Insure that you pull the end of the thread through the little slit on the side of the bobbin and that the thread is somewhat snug but not hard to pull.
Once you have done this replace the bobbin in the bobbin holder and thread the feed thread over the top from the spool or thread. making sure that you run it through the auto tensioner.
Set the auto thread tension to +1 to start, go ahead and thread the main feed through the bobbin feed so that you have both strings on the sewing deck.
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After about one inch check to see if your machine is still nesting thread, if it is you need to add more tention to the main thread by moving the auto tensioner to +2. Now test sew again a short distance and recheck. If you still have a issue move the tension up until the nesting of string stops.
If you reach the stop. than it\'s likely that the bobbin holder needs to be adjusted.
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