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My singer athena 2000 won't pull the bottom thread up to form a stitch. I know this is an OLD machine and I couldn't find the right selection from the list

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  • jasmmacr Aug 19, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Athena 2000, it will not catch the bobbin tread to create the stitch.

    The machine had been in storage for a year. I brought it out and cleaned it,

    Now it is not working.

    I know nothing about sewing machines

  • froge Nov 19, 2008

    I bought a Singer Athena 2000 at a yard sale. The first time I tried it, it worked. I removed the bobbin to try the chain stitch. The chain stitch did not work. Then I tried to put the bobbin back in and could not get the bobbin thread to pull up. I have the instructions and tried to follow them exactly. What am I doing wrong?

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I think if you watch the hook as you turn the wheel you will see that it is not moving.If it's not moving it can't pick up the thread or sew or wind the bobbin. If you really like this machine you can take it to a technician who is going to tell you you have a broken gear.Always have them replaced in pairs. On this machine there are 2 gears( 1 Pair) on the left and 2 gears( 1 Pair) on the right. If the machine is making buzzing noises, replace the machine instead of the gears. Singer makes a nice machine which sells for around $300 which will do more than the one you have and it is easier to use. Look at Model 7467. I sell quite a few of these and they don't give me or my customers problems.
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Rewatch your dvd that came with your machine. If, you do not have that, read the manual. Sometimes you have the thread feeding the wrong way, make sure that it unwinds toward you. Also, check your needle, change if necessary. Make sure the flat side faces the rear of the machine and is inserted all the way up.

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