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I can't seem to wind a bobbin. I've done everything in the manual but it just seizes up- doesn't spin.

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You placed the bobin upside down

one side is flat the other is keyed

so place the keyed side down
usual fault with winders

bobins are easy... read again the manual slowly

Posted on Jun 04, 2015

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  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2015

    My bobbins are the same on both sides. I was able to wind bobbins before but it isn't working now. I have followed the instructions in the manual exactly.

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2015

    right ok

    your trying to wind a spool case

    the bobbin is what carries the thread above

    the spoolcase below

    i see
    this is a far different issue

    is this the case


  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2015

    if this is not the case and you can wind say a big bobbin of thread to a smaller one for use then i think if it jamms up and doesnt spin

    then some gear is slipping
    and perhaps some plastic part has cracked

    so its off to the service guy

    observe warrenty and guarantee
    make use if any...

    its the best advice

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  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2015

    ok looking at your machine i see its the winding for the thread spool onto the spoolcase real thats the issue i think just buy another spool case first

    its a complex three part real
    one tiny dint in its case
    and perhaps one layer stops moving

    so replace the spool case and try again
    all three parts must lock to wind on

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2015

    please clarify for me you can wind a spoolcase from a bobbin but say a big bobbin to user bobbin wont wind is this right im looking at the model details

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2015

    ok so reading here i see
    does the needle still move when you
    Push in indent (illustration 1) on hand wheel disc. This will stop the needle from moving.

    if it moves this isnt good
    when the needle doesnt move this spindle should spin
    if the needle stops moving and the spindle doesnt spin {take the bobbin off and engage to view}
    then there is a selector fault and it needs a mechanic
    a gear or selector is gone usualy a cracked gear or selector arm or throw from the indent
    some plastic part mostly

    check your warrenty isnt still good

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2015

    with the bobbins mounted and laced now i remember press in indent then rotate the handwheel till it locks then slowly apply foot bar power till it holds and starts to turn and lock up then you can wind faster now as i say if the needle moves or the bobbin spool doesnt then there is some gear issue
    so service can be the only way...

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2015

    if this method works you need a new ident button or moreover its plastic holding parts as whats happening is your locking it but its getting loose before you can apply power
    so a simple worn peg.. phone singer service if you find you can lock it to spool as above with power so replacing the plastic peg for indent i think maybe the only thing needed and a wee oil and clean so defo i would take it to a service guy...



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