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Singer inspiration 4212 "bobbin catch problem"

A brand new singer inspiration 4212... the top thread is moving down correctly into the bobbin shuttle, but does not pick up the bobbin thread as it comes back up again. I'm not new to sewing, my needle size is correct, it's not bent, the machine is threaded correctly, tension is perfect and stitch types are locked in correctly. I've taken off the faceplate to watch as the needle goes down.. to try and see what is going on. It's definitely not catching the bobbin thread and I can't understand why. Bobbin is threaded well. I don't see any bend marks on the shuttle.. this happened after a lightweight piece of fabric got caught in my feed dogs and I had to pull a little bit roughly to get it back out again. I was afraid something got bent, but I can't see any damage. Does anyone know where I can find photos/visuals of what an inspiration 4212 bobbin shuttle normally looks like.. so I can see if mine is damaged? Thanks.

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SOURCE: Fabric Guide

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The above is a picture of the fabric guide in use; it slides into top portion of your presser foot shank. It can be used in either direction for guiding uniform stitch lines.
Hope that helps! Happy sewing!

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Not picking up the Bobbin thread

Sounds like you have to take off the throat plate and clean out threads under it.  Sometime they ball up and prevent the needle from going down and catching the bobbin thread. You can't see themuntil you take off the plate.  Follow the directions.  It is easy.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Singer Simple Shuttle Hook Catching Needle

Sounds to me that your machine is out of time. I recommend you take it to your local repair center.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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SOURCE: my bobbin thread is loose while stitching. I have

possibly a scratch or rough spot u cant feel, take the hook out and run your finger around the hook you should feel a rough spot. replace he hppk or sand it lightly

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Singer 4623 bobbin thread won't catch

Hi! Did you by chance, change your needle? If so, make sure you have the flat side of the needle shaft facing the correct direction. If the needle isn't in all the way or the flat side of the shaft facing the right way, the bobbin thread won't pick up.

Let me know if this helps, ok?

Happy Sewing!

Posted on Feb 10, 2010

SOURCE: I have a singer inspiration4212

even if the needle is not bent, the needle could have a burr on the tip, I would try a new needle
clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for loose thread or lint
if the machine still does not work then it could be out of time

Posted on Aug 02, 2011

Testimonial: "Actually I stopped by a sewing repair shop today and explained what happened and thats what he said,that the timing could be off now.Thanks"

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