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My needle will not go down enough to thread the bobbin

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I would call Singer at 1-800-4singer, because that is the first time I ever heard of this problem, usually, it the opposite problem, that the needle hits the bobbin. Maybe, you machine has a defect.

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

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Suspect the needle and hook timing is off causing threads not to catch to make a stitch.

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With machine off, remove the bobbin and bobbin case. Push the needle bar to the left. Lower the needle to the bobbin case and notice when the needle starts traveling upward does the tip of the hook in the bobbin area align with the eye of the needle? If it does not align, the timing is off. If it does, move on to check upper tension:

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