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My singer athena 2000 won't pull the bottom thread up to form a stitch. I know this is an OLD machine and I couldn't find the right selection from the list My Singer Athena 2000 sewing machine was working fine until today. Everything is working fine except it will not pick up the bobbin thread or wind a bobbin. I dusted the bobbin case, changed needles, bobbins and thread several times but to no avail. Please help!

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  • pinkle Aug 29, 2008

    As I stated, everything is working fine except it will not pick up the thread. The hook moves, the needle moves, no buzzing, etc. I am leaning toward the timing being off. If I turn the hand wheel manually, I can see that the needle seems to move out of the way just a tab bit too early. Any advice? Thank You

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Yes, the hook timing is off. You need to either take it to a service repair center, or do the timing yourself. If you're mechanically inclined, go to youtube and look for a video by Nilsandkatrina about how to repair your sewing machine. He gives a very good example.

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I think if you watch the hook as you turn the wheel you will see that it is not moving.If it's not moving it can't pick up the thread or sew or wind the bobbin. If you really like this machine you can take it to a technician who is going to tell you you have a broken gear.Always have them replaced in pairs. On this machine there are 2 gears( 1 Pair) on the left and 2 gears( 1 Pair) on the right. If the machine is making buzzing noises, replace the machine instead of the gears. Singer makes a nice machine which sells for around $300 which will do more than the one you have and it is easier to use. Look at Model 7467. I sell quite a few of these and they don't give me or my customers problems.
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  • John Free Aug 29, 2008

    If everything is moving and the needle is moving a little early then the timing is off. It's time to consult a technician.You can try lowering the needle 1/16 inch or so to see if it will work temporarily
    ( to complete a job ) but it will still need to be adjusted.
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SOURCE: How do I fill a bobbin on a Singer 2000 Athena

http://www.singerco.com/accessories/manuals.html

go to this site to obtain the manual.

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