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Bobbin thread will not catch

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  • helmfamily3 Feb 15, 2009

    I have the same problem with my Singer 7412. The bobbin thread will not catch....I have worked on it for several hours and cant figure out the problem. Please help asap. Thank you

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This is really one for an engineer. It involves loosening the bobbin race and moving it slightly till the hook catches the thread,and then retightening. Can be an awkward job requiring 3 hands,even for an expert!

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