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Singer machine the needel thread will not wrap around and catch bobbin thread

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Watch your video again and read your manual, it may simply be the way your needle is inserted wrong, flat side should face the rear of the machine.

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First, take a look at page 68 in your user's manual. If you don't have it, you can download it free at the Singer Sewing machine site. You can (and periodically should) remove the face plate over the thread path for cleaning and oiling. There are probably threads wrapped around a part there, and in addition, you can take a flashlight and look to see if there might be threads underneath the bobbin winder preventing the machine from moving.

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While you are there, it's probably time to use a little sewing machine oil and lubricate the parts, as per your user's manual.

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There are several possibilities, but the most likely is you have a burr on the needle plate that is catching the thread. Run your finger over the plate, and if you feel a rough spot, use an Emory board to smooth it. You can also easily replace it. Sewing Parts online has a replacement plate for $12.99, by the way, and I'm going to provide the direct link below.

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