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Problem with threads not catching

I am new to embroidering and I have just recieved a used deco bernette 600 from my mother-in-law. The machine worked well for the first 2 or 3 things that I embroidered. Currently, I am having difficulty with the machine. I get an error message saying Check upper or lower threads may be cut . I have looked it all over and what it is looking like to me is that the upper thread is not catching the bobbin thread. I have tried changing the bobbin the tread and the fabric. Can anyone tell me what could possibly be the problem and how to fix it ? Thanks

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Re: Problem with threads not catching

Try putting in new needles. Make sure they are in the proper position. There is a stopper which keeps the needle down far enough to make the right connection. Sometimes the needle stopper, after long use, moves up a little which prevents the needle from going low enough to pick up the bobbin thread. You could try lowering the needle just a little. Not to far, or it will break the needle. Sewing machines need a lot of oil. Not all at once but a drop or two after an hour of use. All lint needs to be removed from under and around the bobbin before it is oiled. Keeping the machine clean and oiled is the life of the machine.

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I am having the same problem, did lowering the needle work?
Thank you

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