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Sewing machine will not make stich

This is a Hobbylock Serger. Re-threaded machine and it will not stich.

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If you have rethreaded it correctly then try some of that canned air and spray it to clean out any and all lint in the machine and you may find that that may fix the problem it did on mine

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