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Bernina Virtuosa 160

My bernina virtuosa 160 won't pick up the bobbin thread. I've followed all of the cleaning instructions and changed the needle. Any other suggestions?

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    I just had it cleaned and "serviced". The problem was not solved

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First the simple solution. Make sure your needle is inserted flat side to the back and all the way up.
The only other thing I can think of is that your hook is out of time and this will take a technician to re-time it. You may need to take it in for a servicing.

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