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Picking up bobbin thread

Unless I lower the needle to a position lower than it is supposed to be inserted, the device in the bottom will not hook the top thread and therefore will not grab the bobbin thread and doesn't stitch. It was running fine but then just stopped picking up the bobbin thread in the middle of a design. This also happens if I try stitching using regular sewing instead of embroidery. I have tried different needles, fabric, etc. It is running now but I am afraid having the needle inserted improperly will cause another problem in a middle of a design the bobbin ran out. I replaced it it knotted up bobbin casing came out, I cleaned it and put casing back in , now machine wo't pick up bobbin thread.

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    The needle is not picking up the bottom thread and no stitching is happening

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First easy thing to check, are you using the correct length needle.
If this is not the problem then somehow the needle bar has moved and the the needle depth is to high or the timing is wrong..
Unless you really know what you are doing then I am afraid a sewing machine tech needs to reset the needle depth and subsequently the timing.

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