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Simplicity sewing machine model 1170

Top thread won't pick up bobbin thread, please help

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  • mrs-gm Aug 12, 2008

    I can't get the bobbin thread to raise. I've placed the bobbin 3 times following the instructions in the manual.

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Anonymous

SOURCE: singer sewing machine model 6012 c

hi
i want to know how i put thread in the sewing machine



thank you

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: Sewing machine will not pick up bobbin thread.

needle's in backwards

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: needle wont pick up bobbin thread

timing issue, need to have serviced.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

miket756

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SOURCE: NEEDLE WON'T PICK UP BOBBIN THREAD

im not!
it needs a good service the timeing has sliped out a little, nothing more that that,,,see its not a lost cause just yet

Posted on Oct 24, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks! I was hoping to avoid paying for a fix, but it looks like I have to **** it up. So much for being thrifty and restyling my clothes."

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SOURCE: Singer Sewing Machine model 9224. Bobbin thread

If you turn the handwheel, can you see a metal ring rotating around the outer edge of the bobbin case? If not rotating, broken gear or timing belt off.
If that ring is turning, remove the needle plate and bobbin case. As this ring now rotates, you will a finger on the ring that will pass behind the needle from right to left and it should catch the thread from the eye of the needle. If this finger, the "hook" passes above the eye, you have a timing problem.

Let me know.

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

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