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It says to loop the needle thread with the bobbin thread and the needle thread will get smaller and the bobbin thread will get bigger...how can I make the loop I cant figure out what it means by make a loop...can anyone help me... it is on the 998a... email the answer to spidermoore3@yahoo.com

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  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    A common loop is a string turned back onto itself so as to make a circle or loop at the end instead of the end of the string now it has a loop at the end and you are holding two pieces of string or thread,
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I beleive what they are asking you to do is to bring up the bobbin thread to the top of the throat plate( which cover the bobbin area, to do this you hold the top thread end and manually turn the wheel to engage the bobbin thread and bring it to the top of the throatplate, now you should be ready to sew
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please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
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4.Thread jumped off pull off finger===check threading
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please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
TROUBLE;UPPER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
This could be trouble;================Do this;
1.Top tension to tight================loosen tension 1 turn
2.Machine improperly threaded=========check threading
3.Thread twisted on guide post========"
4.Thread twisted out of tension======="
5.Take up spring bent or broken=======Check action of spring
6.Thread jumped off pull off finger===Check threading
7.Needle bent or burred===============new needle
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5.Lint or thread inside hook==========clean inside hook
6.Bobbin case nicked bent or burred===check/change case
TROUBLE;MACHINE STARTED SKIPPING STITCHES;
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2.Needle set in crooked===============Check
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