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My machine is not catching the thread? what can i do ?

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    Charissa Natanauan Sep 03, 2010

    which thread? the bobbin thread or the main thread?

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Hello fellow seamstress; from a repair tech.
has this just started? I found out...the hard way...NOT to buy the Cheap thread. AND to keep my machine WELL cleaned.

Get out your Vacuum cleaner and vac the underside of your machine...use pointy nozzle. You will be amazed at how much fuzz has accumulated under there and in all other spots that the thread travels.

the user manual is avail for download at this site. i checked, it IS avail. i put in a note under the optional info area that said thread is catching. how can i solve it. when they email you, they MIGHT give more info on that to you.


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Posted on Sep 03, 2010

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