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The screw plate screw rolled down inside my machine while changing the bobbin case out

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Ooops! Can you see it? If so get some tweezers or a magnet and see if you can get it out. Even a hunk of tacky or double stick tape on a wand of some sort (chop stick maybe?) might help you get it out.

Posted on Oct 02, 2013


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SOURCE: Bobbin thread getting caught

Check your Instruction manual - if you have taken the bobbin case apart to clean it, the shuttle must be reinserted with the little tab pressing against the piece you mention. It is under page 45 - "Caring for your machine" in my book. I missed it the first time I cleaned and oild mine.

Posted on Apr 05, 2008


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SOURCE: Bobbin Case

I'm having a similar problem today. I took out the bobbin case and when I went to put it back in, the whole system locks up. I've tired cleaning, changing needle taking the metal plate and piece that holds bobbin case out and put it all back in after cleaning. Nothing. My symptom is I can't get a complete stitch, the needle goes down, the whole deal acts like it will work and as soon as the arm of the bobbin case gets to 8 o' clock on the gears, It jams and won't hardly move. I cannot pull the bobbin case out easily after this. Perhaps there is someone out there that can help us!

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Bobbin thread bunching

Check between the tension disc, sometimes you can get a piece of thread caught in that and it prevents it from tightening down and making a good stitch. Also, make sure that your presser foot is in the up position when you thread your machine.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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SOURCE: APOLLO Bobbin Case - replacement/installation

The silver plate should be on top.

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SOURCE: need manual for Singer Merritt 1872 machine

Go to the singer website
Go to the home page
Go to customer service--click on it--it will show a small menu--click on instruction manual
In the box put the model number (example 1872 ) & click search

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