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Singer featherweight bobbin won't pick up needle thread

Hello, my 1937 singer featherweight will not pull the thread up from the bobbin. Can you tell me what to look for, do not have a book and haven't yet figured out how to take out bobbin case or even if it comes out. Help me please, it always runs so good, never had a problem with it.
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Pull the bobbin case out by pulling tab or flapper forward (outward toward you) and take bobbin out of bobbin case, If bobbin has thread and that it is coming off bobbin free and is not hung up on bobbin case.
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