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Wont pick up bobbin thread when i start sewing

I've just got an old juki 555 5 and am trying to get it going properly.  when i start sewing it won't pick up the thread underneath.  any help here would be fabulous!

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  • Elke Ricks Jan 23, 2009

    ok, its picking up the bottom thread now but it is not sewing stitches nothing is linking together. and it seems its only cutting the bottom thread and not the top one>..??

  • Elke Ricks Jan 23, 2009

    thank you i thought that might be the case

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After readind the comments it indicates that the problem of not sewing is because of the needle positioning and if after the new needle it still does not help.then its definately the timing problem that needs to repaired and checked by a technician.accurate timing of the needle and base clap mathing results in proper stitching or else it wont stitch.if timing problem is sorted by a tech it will be fine.nothing much to worry.thanks and do rate the solution.

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Hi!

Is the bobbin case pushed all the way in?
The upper thread could be tangled.
Remove the thread completely from the machine.
The correct size spool cap should be used for the size of the thread spool.
Re-thread the machine according to the directions in the manual.
You probably need to insert a new needle.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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    Rylee Smith Jan 23, 2009

    Is your needle up too high or down too low in the needle holder? Try lowering it a little and see if that helps. And as mentioned before use a scrap of material to test it out.
    Make sure the flat part of the needle rests on the flat part of the holder.

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