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Sewing machine problem

No problems until today. The fabric advances, needle goes up and down, but no stitches are made. Thread just stays on top of material.

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Re: sewing machine problem

Not knowing what type of machine you have I just have to say there are three letters to remember... T-N-T. Thread, Needle, Tension. Since this is obviously not a tension problem you have to make sure the machine is threaded correctly. Incorrect threading will cause this as will the bobbin in upside down and turning the wrong way. Then there is the needle. Be sure it is inserted properly. My opinion is the needle is in wrong or the bobbin is turning the wrong way. Good Luck. Rick

Posted on Aug 22, 2007

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