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Needle cant grab thread in bobbin

When the needle goes down to the bobbin, the needle is not picking up the bobbin thread. Instead, it is coming in front of the bobbin? What can I try to fix this?

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Make sure you get a new needle, put it in RIGHT. usually flat side to back. Make sure your bobbin is turning in the case CLOCKWISE
Usually it is a bent needle, or it is in wrong. Also, make sure your thread in going through the eye of the needle, and not twisted around the needle.

Posted on Mar 25, 2014

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Check the position of the needle. Some machines have to have the needle in a certain way or they won't pick up the thread from the bobbin. Make sure the screw on the bobbin is tight but not to tight you may have to adjust it a few times to get it where it needs to be. Also make sure the bobbin is wound tight

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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SOURCE: singer quantum sewing machine won't pick up bobbin thread

Try changing your needle

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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SOURCE: sewing thread won't pick up the bobbin thread

are u holding the end of the top thread hen needle goes down?

it helps :)

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

SOURCE: Model 3205 FA not picking up bobbin thread, needle

- check ifu are using same needle model.
- check hight of needle bar is ok
- check timming between needle bar and hook.
- check if your material is very stritch or no
- check blad point of hook is ok or no
best regards

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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SOURCE: The thread from the needle that goes down to pick up bobbin doesn

make sure your needle's flat bit shows to the back and it is in deep anough. else your timing is out.

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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