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Bobbin cover will not close

Bobbin is too high to close cover

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If the bobbin cover won't fit easily over the bobbin the either it's the wrong bobbin for the machine, the bobbin is warped or there is something wrong with the bobbin case

Posted on Feb 10, 2012

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Tricky !!! I dont know why the door is stuck, but its possible that the spring-loaded plunger in the top of the bobbin door is stuck into the cover of the free-arm. If there is suficient gap between the top of the bobbin door and the free-arm cover, you could try sliding a thin piece of metal or a very small flat-bladed screwdriver between the two, in the dead-centre of the bobbin door - that's where the plunger is located. By gently manouvreing the screwdriver in, you might be able to release it - be careful, because it's possible that the retaining circlip has dropped-off the bottom, in which case, the plunger and its pressure spring might fly out when the bobbin door opens. If that doesn't work, you could try unscrewing and removing the stitch plate and, again, with a small flat-bladed screwdriver, see if you can release the free-arm cover catch that's next to the top-left-hand-side of the bobbin door, but that's a very risky approach, because the feed-dogs will be in the way and you dont want to mangle any of the hook/shuttle parts etc. You need to find out why the bobbin door is not seated properly - it may be that the bottom hinge that also carries the hook/shuttle retainer has come out of the left-hand hinge mount in the free-arm. Good Luck.

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B/A 180 engine groans and then stops...push pedal and may start stitching again...Sometimes have to turn hand wheel. ????


Refer to your owner's manual to better assist you in following these instructions.Remove the bobbin case. Release the hook cover by pushing the lever which is located at the top left side of where the bobbin case is inserted. After the cover pops open, remove the hook. Observe if the machine now moves freely. Clean the hook and the hook area with a toothbrush, removing all lint and debris. Place one small drop of sewing machine oil on the rim of the hook. Replace the hook into the raceway and close the cover. Replace the bobbin case and test sew.

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hi! there, since there no model you can relay on this basic set up an old mechanical sewing machine,set your upper thread as shown65a8465.jpgfollow the red loop thread from sppol to needle,then lift needle cover plate take bobbins and follow bobbins thread directionec848a5.jpgthreads inside bobbin clockwise rotation when you pull outthe insert bobbin to shuttle race casas shown
hold bobbin like this 33ea7ef.jpginsert
this to shutttle race case as shown ignore arrow

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after inseting bobbins closed needle plate cover
manually rorate hand wheel to hook up lower thread bobbin by upper thread bobbin if two thread appear on plate needle adjust tension dial to # 3 to 4 and stich dial to # 12 this for straight stich try sew manually first to observe thread under bobbins if free rotate and no accumulation of thread loop you sew w/ foot pedal or push buttin..happy sewing and have a nice day thanks

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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.
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