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Pfaff 1221: was sewing fine; now top thread doesn't catch bobbin thread

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Try rethreading the machine top and bobbin
make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case
and if that doesn't help, the problem could be a timing issue and would require a sewing machine shop

Posted on Jun 03, 2015

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SOURCE: the bobbin thread on sewing machine will not catch

how do you retime

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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SOURCE: How do i thread the bobbin on my necchi 539

take out your bobbin and turn it the other way

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Not picking up the Bobbin thread

Sounds like you have to take off the throat plate and clean out threads under it.  Sometime they ball up and prevent the needle from going down and catching the bobbin thread. You can't see themuntil you take off the plate.  Follow the directions.  It is easy.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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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

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SOURCE: Sewing Machine (brother XL 3200)

You may have the bobbin case in wrong.  I have this machine, and I know that it is really easy to put the bobbin case in wrong.  Try taking it out and making sure that the little stop is in the front and it is seated down in there and able to wiggle back and forth.  My experience with this machine, until the other day when my cat knocked mine off the table and knocked something out of alignment, is that it just works.  Any time mine hasn't worked, it has either been dirty, needing oil, threaded wrong or the bobbin case wasn't seated right.  In other words, it has always been my fault.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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3. The needle is bent or blunt

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While I was sewing the machine stopped properly threading, so I tried rethreading and checking bobbin tension, but it looks like the needle is just not reaching the bobbin, so it is missing the bobbin...


Have you changed your needle? If so do a visual check on the bobbin case area.

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