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Singer sewing machine 7422

Singer sewing machine 7422
thread is not catching,,
it seems that the needle is hitting the bottom and not catching the thread

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  • cwarfield42 May 20, 2009

    Same problem, also the tension is horrible. The machine is threaded properly as well... Ugh. >.<

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    Diane Mar 20, 2014

    Just took mine apart and was watching the threaded needle enter the empty bobbin case. I noticed it was catching and when I took my bobbin case out it had a break where the needle must have struck it. I don't know if this is the cause or a result of the problem but I obviously have to replace it. I'll post again if it fixes the issue.


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