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The needle will not grab the bobbin thread

I know it does work, because when I first turned it on it did work with their thread and needle,but when I changed the thread and new needle(it bent) it just does not want to bring that bobbin thread up!!

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I had the same problem- the needle should be in right, as there is a flat side that won't allow you to go in any other way without thoroughly screwing things over.

What kept happening to me is that my bobbin case kept popping out... open it up and make sure it's in correctly, mine sometimes will click twice instead of the usual once. So push hard! Also, make sure that you leave a trail on your lower thread long enough for the top thread to grab!

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Double check the needle position when you put your new needle in. It is so easy to put them in backwards or sideways when learning a new machine. Also try checking the thread path of the thread, that it is not wrapped funny.

Posted on Jul 17, 2009


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