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If a brand new needle (installed correctly) does not improve the stitch, the machine has probably been knocked out of time. Search for sewing machine timing or take it for service.

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Try your bobbin to see if the thread can pulled using your fingers. 1. If it is too tight you may have to loosen it slightly. (let bobbin hang from finger and bob it up and down: It should move about one inch downward)
2. Try physically to pull the thread through the upper tension while the foot is down. Adjust the tension to many positions to see if it is making any difference to the tension of the thread.
3. When you feel it is functional begin the tension at four and the sewing should be noticeably better. (Many machines need to be adjusted just right to get that perfect stitch)
4. Remember to always start with good needle and installed properly.

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If you are sure the needle is good and in the correct way round then you may need to retime the machine, I can attach instructions if you email me drivewithken@blueyonder.co.uk

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Try a new needle first failing that you may need to retime the machine, you can email me for an attachment of instructions kendourof@yahoo.com

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have you tried using a new needle- if the needle is the slightest bet bent or or damaged it can cause problem with the fabric threads

if the needle is not the correct one for the fabric, it can move or damage the fabric threads

also clean under the needle plate for loose threads or lint also in the bobbin area

Posted on Aug 29, 2011

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SOURCE: Husqvarna Huskystar 207 Sewing Machine not

Be sure not to use Singer Needles. They are longer than standard needles. Don't know if this helps, but I did this once on my Huskystar 207 and that is what happened. It also damaged the bobbin thread.

Fairleigh

Posted on Sep 21, 2011

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

Make sure that the area is clean and free of lint. Change the needle and rethread the machine.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011

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