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Threading & bobbin won't pick up

I have an old Consew Model 118 industrial machine. It was working fine, but now won't pick up the bobbin thread. I have no manual & don't even know if the machine is threaded right. Help please.

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  • rtews Jun 21, 2008

    I am having the same problem. The needle makes a loop but the bobbin thread does not catch it. Could you please explain to me how to adjust the timing? I'm not sure if that is problem as the needle and the looper come very close but it does not catch the thread. I have also noticed that the bobbin mechanism is quite loose. Could this be the problem with it not looping as well.

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    How do time the sewing machine?

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    My mom has a REX 26-188 and she is experiancing some difficulty with the machine. It will not pick up the thread from the bobbin, and she has tried multiple times with what is supposably the right size bobbin. Any suggestions? She loves this machine and is completely crushed with how it is acting right now. HELP, PLEASE!

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    wont thread the bobbin

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Make sure the needle is inserted all the way in with the long groove to the left.
Threading is through 1)the thread guide 2)The tension 3)The take up lever 4) The needle eye (left to right).

Remove the needle plate, thread the machine. Turn the hand wheel and watch the thread in the needle to see if it is above the eye of the needle. If it is, the machine needs to be retimed.

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Posted on May 14, 2008

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