Dan, thank you for the pic of the bobbin case. After work today I played with the machine and turned the direction of the thread leaving the bobbin around. now it exits the bobbin clostest to the front of the machine, counter clock wise. Before I had it leaving the bobbin at the back side of the machine in a clock wise direction. It worked great again. I'm a little unsure of how to pickup the bobbin thread the propper way. I struggle with that but will continue to practice tell I figure it out and get it right. Thanks again for your reply. Jim, "on the bank of one lake, Ontario"