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Kenmore 385 1960180 won't pick up bobbin thread

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my Brother sewing machine model VX 1120 will not pick up the Bobbin Thread. Machine is fairly new with only several hours use. I have changed needles , tried different bobbins, cleaned the machine. Any suggestions?

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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SOURCE: The machine won pick up the bobbin thread, it jams when starting

wont pick up thread from bobbin

Posted on Nov 28, 2009

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SOURCE: The thread from the needle that goes down to pick up bobbin doesn

make sure your needle's flat bit shows to the back and it is in deep anough. else your timing is out.

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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SOURCE: All of a sudden the needle won't pick up the

Check the tension. Make sure the bobbin tension isn't too tight and/or that the top tension isn't too loose. If the bobbin tension is too tight it won't be able to be drawn up and make the stitch. If the top tension isn't tight enough it also won't be able to draw the thread up. They need to be balanced to work together.

Test the bobbin tension by dangling the bobbin (in the casing) by the thread and give a slight flick of your wrist. It should drop down a bit as the thread is released. If it hits the floor it is too loose btw. If it doesn't drop a bit without great yanking it is too tight.

Then check your top tension and make sure there's a bit of resistance when you pull on the thread.

If you're having a lot of problems first try sewing on a plain cotton material and examine the stitch when set to a wide zig zag. When you get it adjusted so it sews that correctly then go back to what you were sewing on and make sure you have the right size and type of needle and that it is inserted correctly.

One of those things should correct the problem.

Posted on Jun 11, 2011

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SOURCE: i have a singer stylist model 413 that the bobbin

I have the same problem! Did you ever figure it out?

Posted on Jul 31, 2011

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Most machines require that the bobbin in the case unspool in a certain direction its considered common knowledge I guess because it doesn't seem to be written in the text of manuals... but is indicated in the photos. make sure it's unspooling correctly.

Secondly. Please make sure you have the correct needle for your machine. Some machines do not use a 15x1 (most common needle) Let me show you. (see photo below) Clearly the 241x1 won't fit into your machine. BUT the 15x1 will go into the machine that requires the 20x1.... and the result is it won't pick up the bobbin thread.

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http://www.parts.singerco.com/IPinstManuals/

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