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Brother XL--2600 Sewing Machine not picking up Stitches at all!

Brother XL--2600 not picking up any Stitches at all! Have taken out the bobbin case and dusted, but to no avail. Also, needle is straight and installed correctly, but every time I sew, no stitches at all pick up. I am under the gun to get my project completed before I leave town. Please help!! Hope I can fix this myself.

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Take the thread out, Take the needle plate out Watch as the needle comes comes down, make sure the hook is just above the eye of the the needle as it makes its pass by the scarf of the needle if not refer to my post on timing.

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