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My machine is not picking up the bobbin thread

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Try a brand new needle. If that doesn't work, then the machine may be out of time. Search for sewing machine timing or take it for service.

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Try a brand new needle. Verify it is installed correctly.

Remove the bobbin. Check that the bobbin is turning the correct direction and the thread is threaded correctly in the bobbin case. Reinstall the bobbin case and make sure that it latches.

Retest your machine. Manually turn the handwheel and watch the needle descend and see if the thread picks up the bobbin thread. If not, then the machine may have a timing issue. Take it for service.

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