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Sewing machines needle cannot pull tread up from the bottom bobbin.

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  • eltero Apr 15, 2008

    looking for Euro pro model# 473A owners manual.

  • skyebernier Apr 15, 2008

    my sewing machine is also not pulling thread up from the bobbin, but only on the right side, works fine on the left on a straight stitch, but zig-zag or button holes, forget it, and I just bought it

  • fredbarrett Jun 22, 2008

    unable to get machine to thread in order to sew. No manual with new machine. Help



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Firstly-check the needle is in correctly.If the needle is slightly bent it will not pick up the bottom thread. When top and bottom are threaded, pull the threads towards you. Hold the top thread between finger and thumb and hold but do not pull tight. Turn the flywheel towards you while holding the thread at a 45 degree andgle in front of you, upwards. You should feel it loop and give it a very gentle lift and pull as you feel it. There are some good videos of this on youtube Ive found which may help you-just search for "threading a sewing machine".If no manual supplied-contact either the seller or the manufacturer to get one.

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