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The bobbin holder is not rotating to allow needl to come down and pick up the bobbin thread. I have tried cleaning lent out and don't know what else to try. Help.

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Hello:

Remove the bobbin holder and check underneath for foreign materials. Then replace ensuring it is replaced correctly. Your manual should have a diagram which shows how it should sit. Test by using the hand wheel.

Double check that your needle isn't bent.

Posted on Mar 14, 2011

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