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Machine won't sew

I was sewing and it was working fine. But now it won't sew .The top and bottom threads won't catch .Please tel me what to do.

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Change the needle and be sure the flat side is to the back. Rethread the machine. Remove and reinsert the bobbin. Hold the top thread and turn the handwheel to see it the top thread will pick up the bobbin. If yes, it should sew ; if not, it is probably out of time and needs to be seen by a technician.

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