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Janome M100 mini sewing machine

Hi i was wondering if you could help, i have a Janome M100 mini sewing machine and the bobbin won't catch, so it can't be pulled up with the thread.what do i do?

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Providing you have checked to make sure the needle is in correctly, if the machine will not pick up the thread then the machine will need retiming.

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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