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I am sewing along and broke a needle. I replaced it with a Kenmore needle and now the bobbin thread won't pick up. I realized that I don't know the difference in needles (color top or band) I also noted that what I think is the bobbin tension screw is not there. This machine is 40 years old and the only one I have ever used--but I don't know much about it. Brenda

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    Christopher O'Clair May 11, 2010

    Hi Brenda,

    My name is Christopher and I would love to help you out. In order to do that, I need to know the make and model of your sewing machine. Also, if you still have the broken needle, can you tell me if it has anything stamped into it, such as a number?

    Hoping to help,
    Christopher


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Some older models of kenmore and singer used different needles. try a singer or generic needle.

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