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Bobbin Case will not snap into housing

When I'm sewing and the top thread wraps aroung the bobbin case it catches on the arm of the bobbin case. The arm swings out and the thread keeps wrapping. When I put the bobbin into the machine the arm of the bobbin will not "snap" closed. Thus, it's arm is not tight up against the machine. I purchased a new bobbin case, but it doesn't work either.

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  • threadthewor Oct 14, 2008

    Bobbin case is new. Bobbin case works fine when not in machine (with or without bobbin in the case). There is no difference in the fit of the bobbin case when there is a bobbin in the case or bobbin out of the case. The Bobbin case will not lock into the basket on the "post" that's in the basket. Machine has been cleaned very well. Could the basket "post" be the wrong size?

  • threadthewor Oct 15, 2008

    thanks so much for the reply. I've done everything you've said. I did buy the 18045 bobbin. I took the machine to a local sewing repair shop and he told me that I needed a different bobbin. He sold me one and when I got home the machine did the same thing. He seems to think there is a problem now is with the hook. Is that the basket? He said the hook would be about $117 + $50 labor. Does that sound about right? The machine is new to me. Just bought it this past weekend. Thanks for all your help so far.

  • threadthewor Oct 16, 2008

    The machine was a really good deal. Actually, I bought 4 machines in a lot, so if it cost me an additional $150 - $200 then (according to what machines are selling for on ebay), then I still got a good deal.

    I checked - no thread on the spindle - no thread in the basket.

    Before I take the machine to the repairman, should I take the hook out of the machine and see if the bobbin will fit properly into the hook (or basket)?

    I've been sewing for over 33 years and I know how a home machine works and this doesn't look much different. I also have an industrial embroidery machine that seems to operate like this machine. I have to set the timing on it sometimes. So, should I try that? In the event that the bobbin case will or will not fit into the basket, what do you recommend?

    thanks again!!!!

  • threadthewor Oct 16, 2008

    machine sews beautifully when I sew slow, but I will need it to sew faster in the future and I just want it right. bobbin basket does not turn. I guess I'll just take it to the technician.

    thanks a million for all your help

  • threadthewor Oct 16, 2008

    I have one final thought to save some money. In the event that someone put the wrong size basket in this machine (which is what I have to have replaced, right?), could I just purchase another bobbin case that would fit in this basket in this machine? Just a thought!!! thanks again, ms

  • threadthewor Oct 17, 2008

    funny you should mention that. When I was at the technician this last time, I paid him $20 to sharpen the hook. When he ran his fingernail over it, it snagged He filed it down. I'm sure this is unrelated to the problem of the thread catching on the tab of the bobbincase. The machine sews beautifully at slow and med speed, but when it sews fast it catches the latch of the bobbin case, because it's not snapped into the machine. This is really my final thought. I don't see how, but, if the timing is off, would the bobbin case hit something and not go in. I've checked and rechecked and the bobbin case will not go all the way into the basket for the latch to snap. thanks again

  • threadthewor Oct 17, 2008

    Yes, I understand what you are saying and you are correct. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to remove or reinsert the bobbin case if the dots are not lined up. My issue is that when the bobbin case is in the basket, then it will not latch shut. Thus, when the machine is sewing the top thread catches on the "tab" (the part you hold to keep the bobbin in the bobbin case) and causes the tab to stay open and the top thread loops around it and bunches up. thanks for your imput.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    when I tuen the fly wheel the bobbin casing does not move

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Just bought an older "206RB" (not 206RB-5) and the person who sold it to me said that the 206RB is different when it comes to reinserting the bobbin. I'm sorry I dont know the correct terminology, but left of the handwheel there is a cover over another wheel. In the cover ia a hole approximately 3/16" in diameter and on the wheel is a white dot. The hole and dot must line up to reinsert the boobin so that the latch folds down and locks in position.
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Insert the bobbin case without a bobbin to see if it will go all the way into the locked position. If it does,the bobbin case and basket are okay.
Check inside the bobbin basket(where the bobbin goes) and see if there is thread or lint wrapped around the spindle the bobbin case sits on. If there is, remove it. If there isn't ,then the bobbin is probably sprung and needs to be replaced.
sewman7

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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  • John Free Oct 14, 2008

    18045 should be the number of the bobbin case you bought. If this is correct, then the problem you're having must be in the Basket or at the bottom of the post or spindle. The bobbin case is not going quite far enough onto the spindle to latch in. Get something small with a hook on the end of it and probe around the base of the spindle. I once found a piece of thread that actually looked like the metal it was wrapped around. If nothing else works, then you need to remove the hook from the machine, disassemble it and try the bobbin cases with the basket on the table.Of course, once you do this you have to retime and adjust the clearances.
    Has this machine ever worked properly for you? If yes, then the problem MUST be in the basket. If no, and you just got it, the problem still has to be in the basket as long as it is the correct hook.
    sewman7

  • John Free Oct 15, 2008

    If you just got this machine see if the person who sold it will pay to have it repaired or at least half. Did you ever see the machine work properly? Is there a warranty and was this a REALLY good buy?
    To answer your question about the price. I think if this dealer is willing to guarantee that changing the hook will solve this problem and he can do it for less than $200 it will be a very good deal.

    Check the top of the spindle where the bobbin case latches and see if there is a thread there.

    Sometimes, when the bobbin is wound, the tension on the bobbin winder is too tight and it collapses the center of the bobbin which causes the edges to spring out.If this happens, you will have the problem you are experiencing.

    I'm just having a hard time believing that the hook is bad if this is the only problem you're having.
    sewman7

  • John Free Oct 16, 2008

    Don't remove the hook.The timing will not affect whether or not the bobbin case will go into the machine as long as the bobbin basket is stationary and not turning when the hook is turning.Check that and then take it to the technician.
    sewman7


  • John Free Oct 17, 2008

    You can' have the wrong bobbin basket in the machine if you have the correct hook in it. Best bet at this stage is a technician and a new hook which should come complete with a bobbin basket. If it is the correct one and it is timed correctly it should sew well even at faster speeds. The last thing you have described is a hook with the point slightly blunted or which has been sharped to remove a burr. Once this is done (the sharpening) you will never get a good stitch at faster speeds.Best of luck to you.
    See if the technician will guarantee his work at least for 24 hours so that you can try it out.
    sewman7

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