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Bobbin case not seating right

I have a singer 7442...was working great til yesterday when all of a sudden the bobbin case started rattling and it jammed. I took it out and cleaned it and then tried to reseat's still rattling and jamming and the pictures in the instruction manual are hard to read...any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    i have the same problem, the bobbin case is catching my top thread aswell and the bobbin thread dosent get picked up. help?

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    I have a singer 7430 and I'am having a problem with the bobbin

    the top thread in the needle is not picking up the bottem thread from

    the bobbin



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SOURCE: Bobbin case

If your machine is older than 18 months, it needs a free upgrade from your dealer. The plastic see through needle plate needs to be replaced by a newer version that will keep the bobbin down. Further more a bobbin case position finger needs to be installed.

Posted on Nov 13, 2007

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SOURCE: bobbin case case keeps jamming

I am having somewhat the same problem with the exception that my needle did not break. I've cleaned and oil, but the bobbin case and projection positioned spring is not communicating to allow sewing to continue. The thread keeps jamming and the bobbin raises up the plate. So, what else am I to do?

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Needle keeps hitting bobbin case

either your bobbin case isnt installed right or the machine's timing is messed up try to get needle loose or completly out is preferred then try turning it and see if it comes unjammed if so take your bobbin case out and reinstall it making sure it is in the fit right if this dont solve it then you need to get timing set (not recommended to do at home get pro to do it ) hope this helps you

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Check the timing of the needle to the hook.
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SOURCE: The bobbin case on my Singer Inspiration 4210

unscrew the black plate that holds in the bobbin case and move it over to the left just a little bit, but make sure there is still clearance between the lower right corner of the case and the plate. The case should be able to wiggle a little, but not so loose it can pop out..

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Singer 7442 the bobbin casing keeps popping out of position. how do it fix it?

When that happens, it is generally because it was not inserted correctly, and that's easy enough to do. Another possibility is the thread is not threaded properly
First, go to the Singer site and download your machine's manual -- it's free. A bobbin case has a flat part that goes under the needle. On the right side towards the bottom, it has a tab that sticks out that must rest against a spring, and prevents the case from spinning -- it must be stationary when sewing. When inserting a bobbin case, I find it helpful to put it down slightly to the right, then twist it so the flat part is under the needle, and the tab is resting against the spring. Also, verify that the case is even on all sides -- it's quite possible to insert it so that it's not resting flat in the basket (holds the case). You have to look closely to see it, though. There's drawings of it in your manual.

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Download the instruction manual free from the Singer Sewing Machine site, and go to page 62. It will show you how to reinsert your bobbin case.

The flat part goes UNDER the needle; there is a projection on the right side of the case towards the bottom that must rest against a silver part that is actually a cushion spring and prevents it from spinning. It's pictured in the manual.

It's helpful when reinserting it to insert it slightly clockwise of where it should go--that is, placing the flat part slightly to the right, then twisting it counterclockwise into the correct position, with the case's projecting resting against the spring.

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I tried servicing the bobbin area of my Singer 7442. I followed the instructions in the manual carefully. The straight stitch is working but all other stitches are not catching in the bobbin.

Couple of things to check is the needle new? if not change it,
Pull the bobbin thread out and bobbin case, then put the machine on a zig zag stitch, turn the hand wheel slowly and see if the hook (pointy thing that catches the thread) is just above the eye on the needle (when the swing is all the way to right) if it is not then you need to take your machine in for service.

Good luck and please rate my answer.

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When you insert the bobbin case, make sure the "knub" on the bobbin case (#1) is just to the left of the position finger bracket (#2). It should sit in there nicely and you should be able to spin the hand wheel freely.

Let me know if you need more help,

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Put the bobbin into the case so the thread is feeding clock wise and through the guide on the case.

Lift the lever to hold the bobbin in place.

Insert the bobbin case into the race/shuttle, still holding the lever out.

Align the finger on the bobbin case with the opening in the race/shuttle.

You may have to turn the bobbin case a bit to the left or right for it to line up.

Once it clicks into place it should work without any further problems.

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My Singer 7442 seems like the timing is wrong. when the need comes down in any position except far right is stop when it hits the bobbin case.

make sure needle isn't bent, if that's ok timing is out. Timing is a very precise ordeal, do you have a tech near by or would you like to send out

We gaurantee timing for 2yrs, shipping is not on us but still cheaper

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