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Need help catching the bobbin...not able to stitch

I have a LS-2125. I followed instructions on threading both the needle and the bobbin. Last night I was able to start my garment and successful stitch one piece. After that I have not been able to sew anything. When I've tried, I can not get the thread to catch the bobbin. I have threaded and re-threaded everything. I've have cleaned out the bobbin section numerous times. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

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  • priceless_j May 06, 2008

    Is this a timing issue because it won't pick up the bottom thread? I'm so lost. I'm a beginner and don't want to get discouraged.

  • starxox Dec 01, 2008

    I have a Kenmore sewing machine. Model no. 385-16231300
    Does not pick up bobbin thread


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Go back and check to see if the needle is inserted properly. I have had this problem on other machines and have found that this is a cure for some. i just got in a hurry and put it in wrong(most times the flat side of the needle goes towards the back).

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