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When drawing thread up from the shuttle needle wont go down

When im trying to pick the thread up from the shuttle the needle will only go down so far before it bangs on something it sound like the spool i think, because when i take the spool out the needle goes right down

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Sounds like your hook to needle timing is off. When you sew through thick materials, a lot of machines have issues where the needle sticks in the fabric but all the internal parts shift and this causes the hook to needle timing to go out. The begging signs of this is skipping stitches. You will have to have you local independent sewing store do this adjustment for you

Hope that helps :)
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