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Sounds like it needs retiming, email drivewithken@blueyonder.co.uk for attachment of instructions

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Needle will not pick up bottom thread


Try a brand new needle. Verify it is installed correctly.

Remove the bobbin. Check that the bobbin is turning the correct direction and the thread is threaded correctly in the bobbin case. Reinstall the bobbin case and make sure that it latches.

Retest your machine. Manually turn the handwheel and watch the needle descend and see if the thread picks up the bobbin thread. If not, then the machine may have a timing issue. Take it for service.

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Top thread not picking up bottom thread


Try installing a brand new needle. Bent or damaged needles sometimes do not contact the bobbin thread to pick it up.

Usually threading is not an issue, but you may want to rethread the machine (be sure to always RAISE the presser foot during threading).

If it still doesn't pick up the bobbin thread, most likely the needle/hook is out of time. Take it for service.

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Singer model 629 wont pick up bottom thread


If your needle isn't picking up the bottom thread, lower your needle just a bit. Only the top of the needle head should be up inside the shank.

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I cant get my needle to pick up the bobbin thread


You can download a copy of your manual for free on www.singerco.com under customer support if you need to see the correct way to thread your machine. Hope this helps

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Bottom thread not picking up for 4500 series,,,tried new needle.new bobin,new thread,,pliz help


The most common reason the bottom thread won't pick up is because the needle is inserted wrong. Check that the needle is inserted with the flat side of the needle shank is facing away from you.

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Top thread doesn't pick up the bobbin thread (Toyota sewing m.)


Hi! This may sound silly, but if you changed your needle and put it in backwards (which is easy to do), the top thread won't pick up the bottom thread. Take your needle out and check the flat side of the needle shank--which way is it facing? With a lot of the newer machines, the flat side goes to the back, but check your manual to make sure.

Let me know if this helps, ok?

Happy Sewing!

Robbie

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Cant bring up bottom thred even after we read how to


re thread the upper and lower threads

make sure the bobbin is in the correct way (check manual for the correct spin on the bobbin clockwise or counter clockwise

change needle or check that it is in correct, if it has a flat side goes to the back, the long groove on the needle when goes down should just meet with the hook in the bobbin area to pick up the thread

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Top thread doesn't pick up bottom thread.


I have tried different length of needles and it started once length was right.

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Bobbin Thread won't come through


Thread the machine and the bobbin. Turn the handwheel towards you with your right hand and hold the the top thread in your left hand pulling slightly to the back of the machine. When the needle goes into the needle plate keep turning the handwheel untill the needle picks up the bottom thread and by pulling the top thread you shold be able to pull the botoom thread through the needle plate.

Practise makes perfect.

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