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Thread around wheel

I have managed to wind thread around the wheel on my Husqvarna lilly 550

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    Barbara Hardy Feb 26, 2014

    I was working on a project that requires me to switch the colors of thread I am using. I have black thread on the cone holder behind the machine. When I switched to the red thread on the machine holder I put the black thread down at the end of the machine to get it out of my way (the hand wheel end). At some point the black thread caught up with the hand wheel and it started winding around the hand wheel. I did not catch it until the machine jammed up. It was a lot of thread and unfortunatly I could not just simply pull the end of it and unwind it. I have managed to pull most of it out with tweezers but there are still a few threads in there, the wheel is moving freely now (although I have not plugged it back in yet).

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If it were my machine I would pull the back cover for better access to the rotating shaft and remove the remaining thread. If the thread works its way into the shaft bearings you will have a real mess.

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How to wind a bobbin for a 250 electronic Viking Husqvarna machine


Make sure that the presser foot is raised if you are winding a bobbin with the top thread threaded through the needle. Place the bobbin on the spool spindle with the mark (a stylized H) outwards. Bring the bobbin spindle down. Next pull the thread from the needle under the presser foot to the thread guide on the right. Bring the thread above the bobbin and wrap the thread around the bobbin several times. Cut off the excess thread on the thread knife and step on the foot control to wind the bobbin. When the bobbin winding is finished, remove the bobbin from the spindle. Cut the thread to separate the bobbin thread from the needle thread. Move the bobbin spindle up.

Sewingpartsonline.com has a link to the manual for the Husqvarna Viking 250 on the machine specific parts page (under Manuals), http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/viking-250-sewing-machine-parts.aspx . The direct link to the manual is http://manuals.husqvarnaviking.com/VSM/Husqvarna%20Viking/HVManual.nsf/5bc6115484660075c12575d2003f80e3/ecf97dd171581582852575ed00755e7a/$FILE/Viking%20210,%20230,%20250%20%20x.PDF . The bobbin winding steps are on page 12. There is also a method for winding a bobbin with a different thread from the top thread. See the manual.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

May 28, 2017 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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How to wind bobbin


1. LOOSEN THE HAND WHEEL. 2, PLACE BOBBIN ON BOBBIN WINDER AND PUSH TOWARDS INNER WHEEL TO LOCK. 3. RUN THREAD FROM THREAD HOLDER TO LITTLE METAL WHEEL ON LEFT OF MACHINE. 4.RUN THE THREAD AROUND THIS WHEEL AND TO THE BOBBIN. 5. ATTACH THE THREAD TO THE BOBBIN. 6. PUSH THE FOOT PEDAL.
7. WIND THE BOBBIN EVENLY AND STOP AT TWO THIRDS.

Nov 16, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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How to remove top cover of lily 550


Make sure the presser foot is in the up position. This will open up the tension disks. It takes a lot of patience to remove imbedded thread. Use tweezers to grab the thread. Rock the handwheel backwards and forwards to help release the thread. If all that fails, have it cleaned by an authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer. You can find your nearest dealer at the viking website - http://www.huqvarnaviking.com/us

Jul 12, 2014 | Husqvarna Lily 540 and 550

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Wound thread around the hand wheel


You should be able to pull the cover of the hand wheel off. Just firmly grab the hand wheel and pull straight back.

Feb 24, 2014 | Husqvarna Lily 540 and 550

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Don't ask me how but I have managed to get some thread around the hand wheel and it is stuck. It is the Lily 550 which I love. Is there anyway I can remove the wheel to get at the thread.


If your machine has a free motion knob there should be a small screw visible. This is the knob stop screw, undo this and the knob can be fully unscrewed and then the wheel can be slid off

Feb 15, 2014 | Husqvarna Lily 540 and 550

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I only want to know if the wheel must be loosened to wind the bobbin and if so with direction, to the front or backwards and press and turn or pull and turn.thanks


Which make and model sewing machine do you have?

None of my sewing machines need the wheel to be loosened for bobbin winding. The Singer Touch & Sew bobbins are filled in place. Use the handwheel to get the needle into the highest position (just turn the wheel). Wrap the top thread around the screw that holds the presser foot; open the slide plate part way and press the bobbin wind button. Hold the top thread and then begin winding by stepping on the foot pedal.. The thread should break after a few winds.

The Kenmore and the Husqvarna Vikings both get wound at the top. Place bobbin on winding pin. With the needle up and metal presser foot in place thread the top thread up to the bobbin (through the guides) and up through the hole in the bobbin. Slide the bobbin winding switch over towards the bobbin. Hold the thread tightly and begin winding (step on the foot control). After a few winds are on the bobbin, cut the thread that you were holding flush with the top of the bobbin. Continue winding the bobbin. (The newest Viking in the group has a computer screen; on that one, do not press OK until done winding the bobbin.)

However, if the handwheel is not turning and the needle is down, first find out why it isn't turning properly. This could indicate a tangle of thread somewhere in the system. (The older Husqvarna sewing machine in my home has a non-functional handwheel. The machine will still sew but you have to use the needle up/down switch that forces the needle to stop in the up position before you run out of bobbin.)

Please add a comment with the specifics of your sewing machine and I'll be glad to add additional information.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Feb 28, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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My elna sewing machine bobbin won't spin on top to wind thread around. The fly wheel spins though...I've been putting thread on the bobbins by hand.


If the fly wheel is going around then the clutch isn't disengaged to wind the bobbin, you need to pull out the flywheel on your model to disengage the clutch for bobbin winding.

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Take thread from thread spool across to bobbin winder thread guide, then back to bobbin and thread the tail through the hole on top of the bobbin. Place bobbin onto spindle on top of machine and then push it against the stop to engage the bobbin winding motor. HOld the thread tail up and start winding slowly until the bobbin core has been covered including the starting point. Stop and trim off the thread tail with scissors. COntinue winding bobbin and give the thread a nudge if needed to wind evening top middle and bottom of the bobbin. A good smooth wind is important. Also don't wind at full speed and keep an eye on the thread reel that the thread is coming off, you don't want it bouncing around as this will **** the thread and stretch then relax it affecting your bobbin wind.

Obviously if you know this and the bobbin winding mechanisim is just not working, then it will need a service/replacement by an Elna repair person.

Aug 01, 2011 | Elna 2007 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Bobbin stuck on winder


Sounds like you need to remove some thread off the bobbin to get the pressure off. Sometimes if you wind too fast or you have a poor quality thread, the thread will stretch as it winds and causes to bobbin to compress onto the winder shaft.
Good Luck!

Jun 15, 2010 | Husqvarna Lily 540 and 550

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I wound a new bobbin and now I can't get it on the bobbin winding spindle. I have the exact same problem with a husqvarna 400


When you wind a bobbin on a Husqvarna and you leave the machine threaded to wind the bobbin through the needle, you must take the thread down below the foot (a metal foot only) before you take the thread up to the bobbin winder. If you take the thread directly from the needle it creates too much tension on the thread and crushes the center of the bobbin so that either you can't get the bobbin off the spindle or in some cases it damages the bobbin completely.

Some threads, the kind that can stretch slightly when pulled, shouldn't be wound through the needle at all. Instead go through the first guilde and then straight down to the little metal "button like" guide and then to the bobbin. It will create much less tension on the thread and wind it much better.

Oct 11, 2009 | Husqvarna Designer I

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