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When i turn the handwheel towards me to lower the needle to pick up the bobbin thread, it lowers but doesn't pick up the bobbin thread...

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I had this same problem and I was told to make sure the bobbin is in with the thread coming out counter-clockwise and it solved the problem for me on all three of my machines. A lot of times the needle will pick it up but you have to do a full rotation on the handwheel. I hope that helps

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Place the filled bobbin into the bobbin case, and pull about 4" of thread from the new bobbin. Make sure that the bobbin turns clockwise when the thread is pulled, or you will not have correct tension when you begin to sew.
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