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.
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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Re: Bobbin Case will not snap into housing
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
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MY FIRST THOUGHT IS THE TIMING IS OFF A LITTLE. BEFORE SPENDING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY FOR A REPAIRMAN TRY THESE POSSIBLE CURES:
1. TRY TO SEW WITH THE NEEDLE ALL THE WAY TO THE LEFT AND THEN TRY IT ON THE RIGHT. IF ONE OF THE TWO SEWS BETTER THAN THE OTHER YOU CAN BE ASSURED IT IS THE TIMING WHICH MEANS YOU NEED A REPAIRMAN.
2. JUST FOR GOOD HABITS DO THESE BEFORE GOING TO THE REPAIRMAN: CHANGE NEEDLE AND THOROUGHLY CLEAN THE BOBBIN AREA WITH CANNED AIR AND A QTIP TO CLEAN DIRT OUT. AFTERWARDS PLACE A DROP OF SEWING MACHINE OIL ON THE RACE THAT YOUR BOBBIN CASE FALLS IN.
3. PLACE TWO INCHES OF THREAD UNDER THE PRESSER FOOT. TURN THE HAND WHEEL TOWARDS YOURSELF AND WATCH IF THE UPPER THREAD WRAPS ON TOP OF THE BOBBIN CASE WHILE THE NEEDLE IS RISING. THE THREAD SHOULD PULL AROUND THE BOBBIN CASE WITHOUT CATCHING ON THE BRACKETS THAT HOLD THE BOBBIN CASE. IF IT DOES CATCH A LITTLE BIT YOU MAY NEED TO MOVE THE BRACKET AWAY FROM THE BOBBIN CASE ABOUT ONE PAPER WIDTH.
Try taking the bobbin case out and re-insert. It sounds like the case that holds the bobbin is not inserted correctly. You might also try checking to be sure that the needle is inserted properly. Sometimes the needle gets loose and drops down too low. unscrew, push the needle up as far as it will go, then tighten the screw.
If you are saying the needle is hitting the bobbin case when it goes down then it could be one of two things:
1. Bobbin case not all the way in. This can be caused by debris in the rotary hook or the bobbin case has been hit by the needle and has cracked/and or bent it. Make sure it is snapping into place correctly.
2. The rotary hook is out of time. Reset the rotary hook point behind the needle and about the middle of the scarf of the needle. Make sure you run the needle all the way down and as it starts back up this is where you set the hook.
Hum, nothing should
"crash" into anything else while sewing. The Hook (place where bobbin case snaps into) might have a broken "keeper" (internal part that "keeps" the hook stationary when sewing.) Or your bobbin case may not be installed completely or correctly.
You need to sew the first stitch slowly. Lower the needle by hand and take up carefully. Pull the needle thread up and the bobbin thread should be caught in the formed loop and come with it. Pull them both to the back of the machine and sew.
Well you may please follow the steps below - 1. Remove the bobbin from the sewing machine. Note: whether you have a drop-in, front or side-loading bobbin on your sewing machine. A drop in bobbin will load from the top, may be via a removable bobbin case cover near the machine-fed dogs. A side or front loading bobbin needs to be loaded into a removable bobbin case under the machine. 2. Choose the right size bobbin for the sewing machine. 3. Wind thread onto your bobbin. Your sewing machine should have a standard thread spool to hold the thread and a short, squat post wide enough for a bobbin. 4. Put the thread and empty bobbin into position on your sewing machine. Wrap the thread around the bobbin to start it. On most machines, disengage the needle by turning the smaller hand-wheel on the machine toward you. Push the bobbin post into position, securing the bobbin into place. Press gently down. Thread should begin to wind neatly onto your bobbin. 5. Break the thread, push the bobbin post back into an inactive position and remove the bobbin. Tighten the hand-wheel. Thread your sewing machine again if necessary before loading the bobbin. 6. Remove the bobbin case cover and put the bobbin into position. The thread should slide through a catch on the bobbin case and up through the cover. 7. Access the bobbin case for a front or side mount bobbin. Lift the catch and remove the removable bobbin holder. Put the bobbin into the holder and run the thread through the holder, bringing it to the front. Lift the catch and slide the bobbin holder back into the case. Hold your needle thread gently forward with your left hand and turn the hand-wheel. The needle thread will pass down into the machine and catch a loop of the bobbin thread. Pull this loop up and slide both threads to the back before beginning to sew. Good Luck!!
Lift the lever on the back of the bobbin case and hold it open as you insert the case into the shuttle; arm on the case pointing up. You may have to turn a bit to the left or right - it will click when in place.
Hi Jeanette! You have a Singer Featherweight--the best sewing machine ever made! (Mine dates from 1950/51 and I wouldn't trade it for the world.) These beautiful, sturdy machines were designed to be easily repairable at home, but you'll need a copy of the Service Manual (get the Instruction manual too, if you don't have one.) Go to www.singer-featherweight.com and check out what they have available.
I had a similar problem (needle thread not catching the bobbin thread) and the problem was that I hadn't put the needle in correctly (flat side to the left). Also, I will occasionally get thread wrapped around the bobbin housing--sewing along just great and then everything comes to a screeching halt. I'm not sure why that happens, but I'm getting pretty good at taking the bobbin housing apart. The manual is pretty clear on how to do it. You can contact me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.