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Singer 3116 Bobbin

This is my first time using this machine. My bobbin thread will not come up so I can attach it to the upper thread. I am getting annoyed and just want to use this machine.

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Slowly turn the handwheel towards you, as you hold the top thread and watch it hook the bobbin thread. Also, make sure that your needle is fresh and inserted right (flat side facing away from you). Watch your dvd and read your manual. Never turn the handwheel away from you as you will mess up the timing sooner or later. You can call Singer at 1-800-4singer if you have more trouble.

Posted on Aug 27, 2010


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