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Brother M948 sewing machine - Bottom stitch doesn't sew properly, looks just like a loop and is very tiny. Can't find manual. Can you help? Thanks.

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Go to brother.com and download a manual for free. Also, try a metal #15 bobbin.

Posted on Jul 27, 2010

  • theboylan47 Jan 27, 2011

    Brother.com do not have a manual for the M948. I tried.

  • jap69ire Aug 19, 2011

    I have a brother 948 sewing machine manual if you still need it

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