Singer quantum sewing machine won't pick up bobbin thread
Tried winding a bobbin and thread round under bobbin instead. Had to take bobbin and bobbin case out to get all the thread out and now after putting bobbin case back in machine the proper way the needle won't pick up the bobbin thread and the thread through the needle is getting stuck on something when the threaded needle is in the down position while trying to pick up the bobbin thread without success.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Make sure the bobbin is seated all the way on the winding pin. There may be an adjustment for it--a technician can probably fix it for you. However, you can also try lifting the thread with a pencil tip just before it winds onto the bobbin. Some of my machines wind the thread unevenly (more on the bottom than the top of the bobbin) and I balance it out by lifting it when winding.
Are you using the bobbin especially designed for that function? Did you use the plastic template? Setting up for endless bobbin winding is quite involved, and it's easy to skip a step and make a mistake. It took me several tries to set mine up.. Frankly, once I finally got it set up, I wasn't thrilled. It doesn't hold a lot of thread, and it was quite frequently interrupting the project to wind more thread on the bobbin.
There are several FB and Yahoo groups dedicated to the Quantum XL-1000, XL-5000 and XL-6000 who can help you. It may be that your problem with the autothreading is the autothreader is out of adjustment, but I'm at a loss as to the bobbin winder problem.
Just off the top of my so-called head, it sounds like something in the bobbin area is not seated correctly. However, I would recommend that you do a search on FB and Yahoo interest groups (also on PSW software); it's members are MOST helpful, and will be glad to work with you to resolve this problem.
Try changing the needle
Try rethreading the machine top and bobbin
Make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way In the bobbin case
It's possible that the machine needs to be checked for a timing problem
All Singer models would have arrows/numbers to guide your top threading from the spool pin to top thread guide, for most machine start from your thread spool pin, to a thread guide follow arrow down then up into the take up lever and down to the needle thread guide then into the needle hole. Assuming you have wind and install the bobbin thread into the bobbin case, turn your hand wheel towards you makes the needle bar goes down,keep on turning till the needle bar is fully up again, pull the end of the top thread to pick out the bobbin/bottom thread. With your material/fabric under the presser feet, apply the presser feet lever down, you are ready to sew.
change the needle rethread the machine top & bobbin clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or threads make sure there is no burrs on the bobbin case or that the bobbin case is not damaged if none of these suggestions help, then it might be a good idea to take the machine in to be check at a sewing machine shop
Providing you have put a new needle in the correct way round if the machine is not picking up the thread it may need retiming, email me and I will attach full instructions if that is the problem.
I would like to help you, but you need to give me more info. Do you want to know how to thread for bobbin winding, do you have a manual, or do you want to know how to engage the bobbinwinder, or something else?