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My sewing machine bobbin won't spin to rethread the bobbin.

When trying to rethread the bobbin on my simple Singer sewing machine, the post will not spin or move.

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Is the area free from any dust or threads? when was the last time you had oiled your machine?

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Try these suggestions
1. Change the needle--use a needle that's for the fabric being sewed
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3. try a different bobbin--make sure bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case, & make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way in the bobbin case
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try changing the needle--make sure it's the correct one for the fabric
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clean under the needle plate and in the bobbin area for lint
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