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Bobbin timing Winding a bobbin seems to have jolted the hook out of time. I adjusted the timing following the man. instructions, now the thread breaks and the stitches are uneven in places, perhaps I don't have the timing just right, any suggestions?

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Re: bobbin timing

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Don't ever pay to repair a sewing machine when timing, oiling, living, tension problem/s, problems with bobbin/ thread breakage, cleaning race shuttle, oiling hook, etc are just a matter of reading and doing yourself! I have been fixing sewing machines for 30 yrs. All you need is patience and carrying out each step.

Posted on Apr 11, 2012

Re: bobbin timing

Yes its still outta time. go back and make shure the pick up off the needle is set just right. otherwise it will continue to drop stites and break thread. ull know when u have it right it wiill sew as it should

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