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Singer Sewing machine model #9420

Bobbin won't wind for filling bobbin

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  • Anonymous Oct 10, 2008

    the same problem

  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    bobbin wont wind

  • tyytikki Jan 04, 2009

    I have the same problem, bobbin wouldn't wind

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    bobbin won't wind as well.

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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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SOURCE: bobbin filling on Singer 626

The Singer 626 has a self-winding bobbin. You place the empty bobbin in the bobbin thingie (sorry for being so untechnical). On the left of the bobbin you will see a "lever" with a circular top on it (I think it is red-ish) Again, sorry for being so untechnical. Press the "lever" down. Thread your machine, thread the needle, wrap the excess thread from the needle around the knob that tightens the needle and holds it in place and press your foot down on the foot pedal. The bobbin will automatically wind as you hold the foot pedal down. Do not wind the thread onto the bobbin past the outer white line.

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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SOURCE: singer futura model 900 sewing machine

Recently had same problem. Underneath the bobbin area on the bottom of the machine is a small white plastic piece that resembles a fan. Singer calls this the bobbin cam actuator. It is usually cracked along the sleeve that fits over the metal pin, bar? This is the mechanism that lifts the bobbin when it is wound. When its broken it can't lift the bobbin to be wound properly.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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SOURCE: my singer sewing machine 2010 will not wind the

It sounds like your path for your thread around the guide is not correct, read your maual, page 10 and see that you have to cross over your thread to give the right tension, then slide your bobbin over to touch the lever. Also, remember to hold the tail of the thread for a few rotations before you let go. If, you do not have a manual, go to singerco.com and download one for free.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

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SOURCE: singer sewing machine won't pick up bobbin thread

Make sure that the area is clean and free of lint. Change the needle and rethread the machine.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011

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