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Installing the hook and bobbin assembly.

I am restoring this machine. I took out the hook and bobbin assembly to clean. Now I can't figure out how to put it back in.

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    cleaned machine and restored, new belt and timed. Bobbin gear was disengaged and now, when put back together it only turns 1/4 turn. Feels like there's something stuck keeping it from turning.

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The plastic bobbin case should sit on top of the raceway, it should slot in quite easily, once the bobbin case is in put the small metal clip at the top over to hold it in place.

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try changing the needle--one that is correct for the fabric being sewed

make sure the top thread has not come off the thread take up lever

try taking the bobbin out (make sure to notice which way the
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cause it to jam the other way it will sew.

I would definitely call the repair man and ask him exactly what he did
to the machine as far as maintenance? some just clean alittle , yes, I
would ask him if he knew about the bobbin case or hook and hook race
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I've had others say that they took their machine to be serviced and
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I took out the inner workings of the bobbin holder underneath the machine to try to clean out some clogged up thread, but I can't seem to get it back together. Suggestions?


You should have 3 pieces that make up the parts of the hook and bobbin case that you can take out to clean. 1 the bobbin case, 2 the race ring, 3 the hook. The easiest way to reinstall the hook and race ring is to tilt the machine and lay it on it's back. If you have the bobbin door open, and you rotate the handwheel and look inside the hook area, you will see the driver rotating back and forth. You want to set the hook inside the hook housing facing opposite the driver. As if your putting two halves together. Next install the race ring, shinny side out. Most of the rings have a nipple at the bottom that fits into a slot in the hook housing. Next lock the race ring in place with the 2 black or chrome arms that you swing inward. All you do next is install the bobbin case. Your done.

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Made a mistake and took out the bobbin hardware that is held in by two little clips on my nelco sewing machine. it came out in two parts. I was trying to figure out why the tthread was breaking Can you...


Feel the edges with your fingernail on the one part with a sharp point (the hook). If you feel a burr this is where the thread is catching and giving you problems. Needs to be polished with a very fine crocus cloth or your fingernail buffer pad.
Lay the machine back some and put the hook in the hook race. That is the entire round part. The hook will lay opposite a c shaped metal piece in the edge of the hook race. Then put the round case on around it and snap the locks over.
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Installing the hook and bobbin assembly.


The plastic bobbin case should sit on top of the raceway, it should slot in quite easily, once the bobbin case is in put the small metal clip at the top over to hold it in place.

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White thread stitches appear dirty grey


Is this the top thread or your bobbin thread? The technician should have pulled out the tension disk assembly and cleaned it, not just spray more lubricant/cleaner on it. Is this a Bernina certified shop?! Take it back and get him to do it again right, it sounds like carbon/dirt build up in the disks. Have him pull the assembly apart and make sure it's not something else wrong with the disks themselves like oxidization etc.

If it's your bobbin thread.. your bobbin case is just dirty and the spring needs to be cleaned.

The thread doesn't really touch any other parts of the machine, hopefully your technician isn't using grease as this just causes more headaches for attracting more lint and then dirt.

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Plastic casing around the bobbin


That piece is a sweep that helps keep the hook clean. It is not necessary for the machine to use, I have thrown away many of them. If you can get your hook put back in you should be ready to go.
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Bobbin casing not in sync with needle.


When you have that hook drive gear back out turn the wheel until the needlebar is in its highest position. The bar with the teeth that the gear fits onto should be all the way to the right. Now slide the hook driver gear back on. You can lay the hook back in and slowly turn the wheel. Watch that the point of the hook on its upwards stroke is coming slightly above the eye of the needle. When it does this you will be in the correct position to put the screw back on.
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Thread getting stuck


We had he same problem with no solutions posted. Solution: First, make sure the bobbin case is clean. Ours was slightly rusted. The rust acted like a fine sand paper keeping the thread from encircling the bobbin. We used an metal cleaning powder to remove it. we also noticed that the entire bobbin area of the machine was dirty and had oxidation on the metal. We cleaned that as well.

Second, we checked the hook's action. (We took off the ring around the bobbin and removed the bobbin case as well. we left the hook in the machine and then turned the machine. We watched for how well the hook grabbed the thread from the needle.) We noticed that the hook was slightly slow and was not grabbing the thread. The hole in the needle was slightly above the hook as the needle retreated and hook spun around.

To repair this, we took off the front plastic cover (the side facing the operator). There are screws on both sides of the machine for this. After the cover is removed, you will notice a flat bar going from top to bottom about 1/3 from the right of the machine. This bar has four screws. This bar is the timing adjustment for the bobbin hook. Loosen all four screws. If you turn the bobbin by hand, you will see the bar flex back and forth. Turn the bobbin all the way to the right and tighten the screws. The hook should now catch the thread properly.

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