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Riccar 8500-S not picking up bobbin thread

I have a riccar 8500-S and the needle is not picking up the bobbin thread

I have a riccar computer 6000 (rec6000) and it's not picking up the bobbin
either. I downloaded the manual directly from riccar's website for free and
was able to recheck all my threading and putting in the bobbin just to make
sure I was doing it right.
But no matter what I do, that bobbin thread is not being picked up. I emailed the guy named Ken at the bottom of this screen. Maybe he can
help me...maybe it is a "timing" problem and machine needs to be reset.
My machine is probably about 20 years old, but works as good as a new one if it would only pick up the bobbin. Shirley Goodman

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SOURCE: riccar sewing machine 8500

I don't know if this will help or not, but here is a website where you can download a manual for any of the Riccar products:

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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SOURCE: needle will not pick up bobbin thread

Chances are you will need to retime it if you have checked everything else, if you email me with your make and model I can attach instructions

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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SOURCE: Riccar 8500 sewing machine I have been given this

Make sure you have a good needle in and the correct way round, failing that you may need to retime the machine.

Posted on Nov 24, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a riccar 9900 electric sewing machine. I wa...

this might work. i have the same machine and use metal bobbins

Posted on Mar 03, 2011

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I don't know if this will help or not, but here is a website where you can download a manual for any of the Riccar products:

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