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Needle won't grab bobbin thread

I can move the needle up and down manually but it feels stiff. I was sewing fine when all of the sudden the bobbin thread started looping. I started over by rethreading the machine but now the needle will not grab the bobbin thread.

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    i have rethreaded the bobbin and i don't know how to get the bobbin thread to come back up through the machine

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Check the position of the needle. Some machines have to have the needle in a certain way or they won't pick up the thread from the bobbin. Make sure the screw on the bobbin is tight but not to tight you may have to adjust it a few times to get it where it needs to be. Also make sure the bobbin is wound tight

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Ok. Take a deep breath, count to 10... and exhale.

First let's release the thread. cut it just past the spool. See if it will allow you to move the needle now. If not, lift the presser foot and push the fabric up the needle and see of you can clip any threads between the fabric and the needle plate. Test to see of you can get the needle to move....

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Untangle any mess under and around the needleplate very gingerly trimming threads as you go if necessary....remove and clear.

Undo the needle clamp and remove the remains of the needle.

Open the door for the bobbin and bobbin case and undo the clips holding the hook in place......don't force anything, just ease any tangle loose slowly.

You may want to take a photo of how it goes back together if unfamiliar, or lay the bits out sensibly, so you can replace easily later.

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Without replacing the bobbin or hook, test the handwheel after cleaning before re-assembly.

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