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Wont pick up bobbin thread

I have threaded it correctly but it still wont pick up the bobbin thread

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1.check needle to see if it's bent or blunt end
2.check bobbin & bobbin case for lint or loose thread
3.could be a timming problem- would have to be serviced

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

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SOURCE: will not pick up bobbin thread

Unusual for this machine. Check to be sure the needle is inserted with the flat side to the back of the machine. If it is, remove the needle plate, bobbin and bobbin case. Turn the hand wheel slowly toward you and see if the point of the hook is above or below the eye of the needle when the hook point is aligned behind the needle. If the eye is above the point of the hook the machine is out of time and best taken to qualified technician.

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Consew 206RB, threading problem?

This machine has a safety clutch which is designed to protect the hook mechanism.To access it, place the machine on it's back. About 8-10 inches from the right side you will see an assembly on the main shaft. You need to hold this assembly with a push button located on the bed of the machine while you turn the handwheel. It will click in place when it is in the correct position. Once you've done this the machine should be back in time so it will sew.Hold the top thread ,turn the handwheel and draw the bottom thread up before you begin sewing. Place a piece of fabric under the foot , turn the wheel by hand to make sure there is no binding and that the thread is being picked up.
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Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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SOURCE: needle will not pick up the bobbin thread

www.whitesewing.com try there web site

Posted on May 29, 2007

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SOURCE: singer quantum sewing machine won't pick up bobbin thread

Try changing your needle

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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SOURCE: needle thread will not pick up bobbin thread

Needle may need to be changed. Be sure it is the correct needle for the machine.

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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