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Raising the bobbin

Hello, I just received the Singer Simple sewing machine for my birthday less than a month ago.  I filled the bobbin and threaded the upper thread fine, but am having great difficulties raising the bobbin.  Every time I try to bring through the thread, it gets stuck and I have to forcibly pull the thread out or cut it and pull out the rest.  I have tried different tension and rethreaded the upper thread several times, but it seems to be a problem of the workings around the bobbin.  I tried to research what to do, and tried those things with no luck.  It seems this is a common problem among this sewing machine.  Could you please help?  I am desperate to start sewing!

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  • sonniej Sep 12, 2008

    I'm having the same problem, brand new and I cannot raise the thread. Did you have any luck with this problem?

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Use a SA 156 metal bobbin (ebay, 20 of them for $8.99 free shipping) and make sure the bobbin thread is turning the right direction, read you manual or call singer at 1-800-4singer

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