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Bobbin won't pick up

I've had the same problems as others, getting thread pulled up under the throat plate. Cleaned, oiled, rethreaded, new bobbin and it still did it. Recleaned, threaded and put in another bobbin. Now it won't even pick it up. Hook seems to be grabbing and bringing upper thread to bottom outside of the hook race.
If it's timing, why would it happen within the first month of ownership? Is the timing something I can set?
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I saw the "plans" that were available, but I'm not about to pay for help on a machine that I've had less than a month. I understand the need for someone with an older machine, but I didn't fit into that catagory. There should be some sort of online support for recently purchased machines too.
I resolved the problem by returning the machine and getting another. I hope this one won't have any issues but from what I've been reading it seems as though this is a reoccuring issue with this model. If it's a design issue I would hope that Singer takes note. If it's just a few lemons....well, that happens...but seems to be leaning toward design.
Thanks for the email,
Krist

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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