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Top thread won't grab bobbin thred. It's a Kenmore Mini Ultra

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Re-sync the bobbin to the hook:
the needle should "pick up" the bobbin thread when the needle is about 1/4 inch below the hook move the mechanism slowly and, observe the interaction and you will see the adjustment screws on the carrier shaft you will need to adjust

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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    Tennette Curry May 03, 2014

    Where is the adjustment screw located?

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REPLACE THE NEEDLE AND INSERT WITH THE FLAT SIDE TO THE BACK OR TO THE RIGHT DEPENDING ON THE TYPE. HOLD THE NEEDLE THREAD WHILE YOU TURN THE HAND WHEEL. THE BOBBIN THREAD SHOULD RISE. IF IT DOESN'T THEN IT IS LIKELY THE NEEDLE AND THE HOOK (UNDER THE BOBBIN CARRIER) ARE OUT OF TIME. YOU WILL NEED TO VISIT YOUR PRO FOR THIS.

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Elna lotus


try cleaning under the needle plate & in bobbin area for loose threads or lint
try using a new needle--make sure the needle is inserted correctly in the needle holder
try rethreading the machine top & bobbin
if you try all these suggestions & the machine still won't pick up the bobbin thread then it's possible that the machine is out of time & would have to be retimed at a sewing machine shop

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The bottom thread won't come up?
Make sure you:
-Have the top threaded and through the eye of the needle (Basics are best to check, I've missed it once or twice! lol)
-Are holding the tail of the top thread when you lower your needle and pull it back up (Hold it too tight though, and it might not grab)
-Have an inch or two of "tail" or extra thread for the needle to grab on your bobbin thread (sometimes it won't grab if there's not much there)
-Have all your lower pieces in and secure. (Mine tend to jump around if I'm not putting 'em in right)
If it's still not grabbing, I'm not sure. Sorry, hope it helps.

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On the bobbin holder there is a smaal screw, thghten the screw to set tention on the bobbin thred. The thred you use on top and in the bobbin can be the problem as well E-Mail me wcbotha@yahoo.com

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1. Remove the bobbin case
2. Release the clutch by pulling out the handwheel
3. Draw the thread from the spool andguide the thread throught the hole in the bobbin from the inside to the outside
4. Put the bobbin on the bobbin spindle
5. Push the bobbin to the right
6. Hold the free end of the thread and depress the foot control, wind until full
7. Push the handwheel in (to wngage the clutch)
8. Push the bobbin spindle back tot he left to resume sewing mode.
9. Place the bobbin in the bobbin case (thread should feed clockwise)
10. Draw the thread through the slot in the bobbin case
11. Continue to draw the thread under the tension spring and through the opening Pull out about 4"' of thread
12. Holding the latch open position the bobbin case into the shuttle and release the latch
13. Case should lock into place when released

Hope this helps!

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