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Top thread not picking up bottom thread on singer 20 U

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Hi,

You need to adjust the thread tension of your machine.Please check this link for the owner's manual of the machine and ccheck on page 14 to adjust the thread tension:-

http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:3mhkD7MPwrIJ:parts.singerco.com/IPinstManuals/20U.pdf+singer+20u+manual&hl=en&gl=in&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEEShKXZNsdSREqPS4ErGzZs4kgHL9ze5jW2EwsJWZ1GoQgEghndZdE04iR4A9xL5AoVrqfS6mLzTTnW_jP87tckVvfcbV1bL3cQu2cj_-7VTDY7ffmKXD1vJzHZF4CUQyTp-wtPGQ&sig=AHIEtbR-X6T21qSVGFdfRY5TnZ3S9VNX-A

Check as per the owner's manual that you have threaded your machine correctly. Also Remove your needle plate/throat plate and your bobbin case and clean out any lint, threads, doughnut crumbs, or other debris and clean your machine thoroughly .Also check the condition of the needle whether its bent or not. Also, make certain your bobbin is locked into position in its case and the thread is coming from the bobbin in the correct direction.Also adjust the pressure,threadin the bobbin case ,winding the bobbin as per the owner's manual.

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