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I was using my machine and all was well. Then I ran out of thread and put in a new bobbin but now my needle does not pick up the thread from the bobbins. I took out the bobbin shuttle hook wiped it, made sure there was no loose thread, put it back, no luck. I oiled it, no luck. I questioned if I put back the shuttle hook, believe I did but the manual diagram isn't the greatest, still no luck. Tried to adjust tension, no luck. Tried it with different thread still no luck. I don't know what to do next.

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Sometimes, it makes a difference which way the bobbin is rolling.

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