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Needle won't catch bottom bobbin thread

We were sewing fine and then had a thread tangle. I cannot seem to use the needle to catch the bottom bobbin thread. I've viewed the online instructions and tried everything I can find about it. No luck so far!

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Hi, you need to alter the timing, mostly related to the upstoke, as the needle returns, sadly i never worked on one of these however it sounds a classic timing issue...

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If the machine is a common brand like Singer or Kenmore, go online and search for a manual. Many are available for under $10 or are free to download.


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