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I CANNOT THREAD THE BOBBIN. I BELIEVE THAT I HAVE TAKEN THE CORRECT STEPS. I LOOSENED THE KNOB ON THE RIGHT. THE NEEDLE DOES NOT MOVE. WHEN I PRESS THE FOOT PEDAL, THE MACHINE STARTS RUNNING. THE LARGE WHEEL ON THE RIGHT IS SPINNING. BUT MY BOBBIN THREAD IS NOT BEING SPOOLED. I DONT GET IT? PLEASE HELP! (IT WORKED THE LAST TIME I HAD TO SPOOL THE BOBBIN THREAD.)

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Make sure that you have it wound around the thread guide the correct way, or else you have no tension, and that your bobbin pushed against the bobbin winder. Study your manual, and if you need one with bigger print go to www.singerco.com and download one for free, then adjust your text size. Good luck

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