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I have a Viking Vanessa Model 5610, It is small and light-weight, it servse me well. I have a problem, the upper thead can not catch the lower thead. How can I resolve this problem. Thank you for your time!

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SOURCE: Drawing up the lower thread

Check the needle to be sure it is installed with the flat side to the back of the sewing machine.

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SOURCE: The upper thread no longer catches the lower thread

Check the needle to be sure it is installed per the manual.

This is usually with the flat side of the shank facing the back of the sewing machine.

Last resort - take the machine in for service as it could be the timing needs to be adjusted.

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Years ago I had a machine that did that, and I was told to take a hair dryer to the machine after I took off the outer case. Work your stitch length and reverse lever until it frees up. Put your stitch length at its highest first and see it it does anything. I don't know if this will help you or not but it sounds like my machine problem, good luck and I hope it works for you.

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