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Brother VX-1120- The needle is not picking up bobbin thread.

My Brother sewing machine VX-1120 is 10 years old. It is not picking up the bobbin thread. I cleaned the bobbin case and changed the needle. Still it is not working. I think my machine need retime. Can you please guide me how to retime my machine?
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  • Doreen Talcott
    Doreen Talcott Aug 13, 2008

    the needle is not picking up the bobbin thread on my VX_1120.It was working fine and then this. Please help in the middle of a project...

  • dmchriste Oct 11, 2008

    I have the same machine and about the same age. It started doing the same thing. What can I do to fix it?

  • craftylad49 Oct 22, 2008

    It seems I have the same problem. The needle isn't picking up the bobbin thread.

  • redwood1313 Feb 18, 2009

    I have a Brother vx-1120 and the bobbin thread is not getting picked up.  It was working fine, then stopped.  I can't find any info and am super frustrated.  PLEASE HELP!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    my grandma has a brother vx-1120 the bottom thread keeps coming out loose amd the top thread keeps ripping when we try to start sewing

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I had the same problem with my brother vx-1120 sewing machine. I set the needle to lowest position by using the hand crank. Then I loosened the knerled set screw that holds needle in place. Then I moved needle shaft till the eye of needle is just lower than the hook on the shuttle loop maker. It made my mechine work. There are instuctions for ajusting timing on machine but I think these mechines are built to not fix and throw out. Just because there where no ajustment marks at all on machine, any machanical machine will needed to be ajusted sometime.

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    kcg113 Sep 17, 2012

    I tried this...and it worked, also!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  • Jackie Apr 12, 2013

    I have the same machine but a different problem... my top thread keeps breaking on me. I AM fairly new at this

  • greenscion57
    greenscion57 Nov 09, 2014

    you need the right needle try these HAx1 130/705H ==100/16

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