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I cant get my needle to pick up the bobbin thread

I cant get my needle to pick up the bobbin thread Not sure if i have threaded needle properly

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You can download a copy of your manual for free on www.singerco.com under customer support if you need to see the correct way to thread your machine. Hope this helps

Posted on Oct 01, 2010

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Try changing your needle

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Needle may need to be changed. Be sure it is the correct needle for the machine.

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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Try installing a brand new needle. Bent/damaged needles will sometimes not pick up the bobbin thread.

Make sure the machine is threaded correctly. Check the bobbin--ie, it is turning the correct direction in the bobbin case and is threaded properly through the bobbin tension.

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2. While turning the hand wheel keep the needle thread pulled towards the back. The bobbin thread should come up above the throat plate.
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My machine is not picking up the stitches. I have rethreaded, checked needle and tension.


try these suggestions
Not picking up thread can be several issues
1.bobbin is miss wound
2. bobbin case isn't snapped in properly
3. you're using the wrong type bobbin
4. needle is bent or burred
5. check bobbin area for lint & loose threads
6. little oil--check operation manual for this
7.machine is out of time --done by service tech
8.check automatic thread cutter to see if it’s bent
but most of the time the issue is once again mis-threading or the thread coming off take up lever
sewing machine needles put in incorrectly
Check & make sure needle is in the needle holder correctly.
Check your manual for threading diagram
check bobbin area including case for lint & loose threads
Take the needle plate off & clean under neath it ( if your machine has screws that hold the needle plate on be careful NOT TO DAMAGE THE SCREWS) because a damaged screw that has a burr on it can pull fabric
Each time you start to sew
1.make sure there’s 2 to 3 inches of top thread when you put the needle down for the bobbin thread
2.make sure there is a 2 to 3 inch of bobbin thread so the top thread can pick it up
3.Pull the tail of the top and bobbin thread behind the presser foot
hope these help--please rate this with the thumbs in the upper right hand corner-thank you

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