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I have the kenmore 385.18221 and I cant seem to draw the bobbin thread up. When I turn the dial the needle makes a clicking sound as it trys to bring the thread up but the thread doesn't come through. Is there something I'm missing or that I should be doing differnetly?

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1.make sure the needle is not bent --lay the needle on a flat surface & roll the needle over, if needle does not roll good then replace
2.make sure there is enough bobbin thread to pick up
3.make sure the needle is all the way up in the needle clamp
it sound like the needle is hitting the shuttle hook, if the steps above don't work then take it to be serviced

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