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Brother 3022 Mechanical Problem

I was sewing today and the bobbin thread hung up, cleaned off, then re-threaded machine. The bobbin thread would not catch the upper thread. Took plate off to check sequence of rotating bobbin hook, it's in correctly. cleaned the feed dog area, re-threaded again. Still it won't catch with upper thread. HELP!!!!

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Re: Brother 3022 Mechanical Problem

Make sure your needle is in correctly. Check your threading again. If that does not work, remove throat plate, install new needle, turn hand wheel until needle is at its lowest position and observe if the hook is exactly behind the eye of the needle. If that is correct then you do not have threaded correctly. If it is not then the machine needs to be re-timed.

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