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Bobbin The piece that holds the bobbin isn't turning. I'm not sure if it's supposed to, but my thread is not being picked up by the needle when i turn the hand knob on the side. The machine is almost completely new. Does anyone know if it's broken or am I just doing something wrong?

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  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2007

    My machine is having a similar problem. I can get it to pick up the string sometimes, but it will attempt 2-3 stiches and then catch and make a huge knot of thread under the plate. The machine is almost brand new. Very disappointing.

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It doesn't turn. Make sure you threaded the bobbin correctly (see manual)and try using the needle up-down button

Posted on Sep 06, 2007

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12.Also, make sure your bobbin is in correctly
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hello Zipporah

please see attached, hope it's helpful for what you are asked about.




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1) To begin and pick up the bobbin thread, typically I start without any material under the arm. Begin with a tail of thread about 6" long pulled out from the bobbin, leave it loose. Then holding taunt, onto about 3" of the upper thread after it leaves the needle, I cycle the machine once. Then it should have captured the bobbin thread. Raise the pressure foot (with the needle 'UP') and slide something between that gap to pull out both threads (Upper and Lower), a ruler or your thread trimming scissors are handy for this. Pull the threads and you should see both upper and lower threads now, ready to sew. Apology for covering this basic item, but . . .
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Thread the top of the machine correctly, leaving a 3-4" tail after threading the needle.

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Bobbin

IMPORTANT: Always use a metal bobbin, or the magnetized bobbin case will not be able to function properly, resulting in a lack of tension on the bobbin thread.
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Turn the handwheel counter-clockwise until the needle is in its highest position. Raise the presser foot lifter. Pull the slide plate forward and remove the empty bobbin.
Step 2:
Place the filled bobbin into the bobbin case, and pull about 4" of thread from the new bobbin. Make sure that the bobbin turns clockwise when the thread is pulled, or you will not have correct tension when you begin to sew.
Step 3:
Hold the needle thread loosely with your left hand. Turn the handwheel toward you, first lowering the needle, and continuing to turn the handwheel until the needle comes to its highest position.
Step 4:
Lightly pull up the needle thread and pick up the bobbin thread which will appear through the needle plate slot. Then pull both threads to the back of the machine leaving a 4" thread tail. Push slide plate back in.

Hope this helps. -samson39
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