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Can't draw up the bobbin thread on my Brother LS-1217 sewing machine... it just won't catch

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    Spring came off my brother ls-1217 sewing machine

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Make sure you have enough of a "tail" from teh bobbin... Probably 4 inches or so before starting. If that doesn't work, check upper tension and needle is properly seated.

The needle drags the thread down and then starts back up causing a loop at the eye which a shuttle goes through and acrries the upper thread over the bobbin. The upper thread then drags the bobbing thread up.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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When i looked in my bobbin hole i saw the small spring is unattached which is my guess to why it is not grabbing the bobbin thread but where to reatch it is the question!

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

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I have the same problem...I have been sewing for many years, and I think I know how to thread a sewing machine! I'm with this person...IT JUST WON'T PICK-UP THE THREAD ...my machine was new, only used it a few times, then one day....it quit woking, it just will not load the bottom thread, I have tried everything, but to take it to a shop.

Posted on Dec 27, 2009

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