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Spring not connected behind bobbin casing

My machine was knocked over and I noticed a spring behind the bobbin casing was unattached at one end, and I do not know what to hook the other end to. Can you please help me?

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  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    Same issue

  • msmarble Feb 16, 2009

    I was tring to make a blanket but every time I tried to sew my thread poped. I took the bobin out I noticed a sping unconected at one end. I tried to see were it went with no luck.

  • msmarble May 11, 2010

    I don't know that your respond was all that wrong. There are two spings very close together, the bigger one was still attached stright stright down to the frame. I don't know where the small one goes. I da thank you for your help. It was much appreciated.

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It is most likely the feed dog return spring. A cam lifts the feed dogs up and the spring pulls them back down. It hooks to the feed dogs bracket and goes straight down to the machine frame, there should be a small hook or post for it. You may be able to sew slowly without it attached.
good luck!

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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    SewTechWayne Feb 17, 2009

    Just curious, you rated my response as inappropriate (my first and only one).
    What did you find out that made my answer wrong?
    I would appreciate some feed back so I won't make the mistake again.
    thanks!


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