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Bobbin thread not feeding into the upper needle thread

New machine, White 2380, purchase for my granddaughters to teach them to sew.

We started sewing today on this machine and it has worked fine until I got going fast. I noticed the thread was not going into the material to make a stich. I stopped, checked the threading on my needle and the bobbin thread.

Closer examination showed the upper and lower threads are not locking together. I cannot get the bobbin thread to loop into the needle thread so I can sew. I've checked the threading pattern and it is correct.
The bobbin has plenty of thread and it is inserted correctly.
If anyone can help me asap I would appreciate it. The granddaughters are making pillowcases for their parents and have only 1 more day to complete a project before they leave to go home.

Thank you,

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  • gmapolly Feb 08, 2009

    I did all of the above 3 times. The machine is threaded properly. As I watch the needle drop down into the bobbin casing, the needle comes back up, with the appropriate small loop in it where the bobbin thread should have pulled through. The bobbin thread does not draw up into the needle's loop.

    I'm really frustrated! Any other suggestions?

    Thank you!



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Completely unthread the machine....ensure the needle piston shaft is in the correct position and retread the upper. reinstall the bobbin and turn the machine by hand to engage the bobbin thread. Draw the bobbin thread through the stitch plate and with the needle thread, allow to trail off the back. attempt to sew a piece of scap material.

please let me know what happens at this point.


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