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The needle on our White model 2999 will not pick up bottom thread - the bobbin may not be spinning

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Bobbins don't spin, the hook beneath is the moving force.

Check the timing of the needle to the hook. Here is a guide to generic principles of Timing
http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Repair/Sewing%20Machine%20Hook%20Timing.htm

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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