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Won't pick up bobbin thread

My machine won't pick up the bobbin thread either, i checked to make sure it is threaded right and everything Please help

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  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    I'm experiencing the same problem..I have re-threaded the machine and tried 2 different bobbins,still no luck..What's REALLY frustrating is the machine had been working just great until I changed thread colors for a project I'm sewing!!ARGGGG!!!

  • k_budge1959 Dec 19, 2008

    i have got the same problem except this is a new machine and i have not used it yet , i feel like throwing it out the window

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Machine must always be threaded with needle in up position and pressure foot raised if not thread will not pass between discs this is the cause of your problem.
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