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Make and model of the machine please.

Posted on Dec 10, 2012


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SOURCE: bobbin will not turn so

  • Have you tried tightening the clutch a bit before pressing on the foot pedal to fill your bobbin? Try to fill the bobbin and mess with the clutch a bit. Try it on and then off a time or two. If that does not fix the issue you may have a clutch issue or a bobbin winder mechanism issue. Both would need to be serviced by a tech familiar with sewing machines. Try to mess with that clutch a bit first.

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