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My upper thread has stopped picking up the bobbin thread. I have a new needle in the machine, which sewed three and a half designs perfectly. The thread broke on the outline of the last design and even after re-threading upper and lower over a dozen times it still will not pick up the bobbin thread. I have taken off the plate and there is nothing jammed in the bottom of the machine, bobbin is new. Thanks!

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Try changing the needle again. I have had some cause me trouble even if new. And make sure the bobbin is in the right way.

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