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Noisy bobbin Every time my bobbin gets down to about half full it makes a noisy racket while sewing. It's no longer the nice quiet, gentle machine I've always had. Generally runs fine when the bobbin is full. Any suggestions?

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Re: noisy bobbin

Is it the correct size bobbin?
If you have spare bobbins do they all make a noise?

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Probably best to have the machine serviced. Sometimes a bent needle will make a racket if it is hitting under the needleplate. At any rate, it is probably better to get it fixed than injuring yourself or breaking the machine.


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Noisy bobbin

If you bought new bobbins, they might not be quite round. This happens on mmetal bobbins.Another thing that happens is that you may have broken a needle and bent your bobbin case enough that the bobbin hits it as the shuttle goes around. If neither of these is the case, you might try to put a drdrop of oil in the "race" , which is the small grove in the piece that revolves around the bobbin case as you sew.

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The thread on the bottom bunches up all down at the bottom than bunches up

Usually problems like this are caused by improper bobbin winding and installation, incorrect tension, the wrong needle for project, or simply not grasping the threads and gently pulling them backwards when you start a seam.

1. Make sure you are threading the machine correctly.
2. Check your tension.
3. Check the bobbin, make sure it's wound properly and that you don't have the bobbin in upside down.
4. Check for bits of fluff and thread in the bobbin race area.
5. Change your needle, they wear out, get bent, dull... etc. You should have several different types on hand at all times.
6. Grasp both the threads gently and pull slightly backwards when you begin a seam. this will assure that your bobbin thread doesn't get all bunched up under the fabric.
7. Always test tension, needles etc., on a scrap piece of fabric before you begin sewing your project.

:o) Smile... sewing is fun... remember?

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Machine making a noise.

you may have put the bobbin in wrong so when runnng it pul on the thread which pops the bobbin,
check under the boobin case make sure it clear of dirt and thread, also the piece under the bobbin case may also have been push out of place make sur it is in correct.

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I have a Singer 2662 sewing machine. I have problems with the bobbin winder that will only wind it partially full or half full at the most. Any suggestions?

There are two details to this that may make a difference in the answer...

The problem I had was that it wound the bobbins too high on one side, so the rubber foot stopped it but it was only half full. So if you looked at the bobbin after it was wound straight on, you saw a slant to one side where more thread was wound. The fix to that was easy - gently guide the thread down with your finger as it winds to make sure it does so evenly. Be careful with the pressure! You don't need much at all to do the job, but if you push down too far it will quickly go right past the bottom of the bobbin and wind on the metal axel.

The second detail is that the rubber foot that is attached to the right of the bobbin spooler on the top of the machine (it has a screw down on it) has been bumped or moved closer to the bobbin so that it stops too early. The best way to fix this is to tighten the screw just a hair - that goes clockwise and should twist the rubber foot with it as much as you tighten. IF the screw is already really tight, then just use your thumb to push that rubber foot out a bit (again, clockwise around the screw post).

Warning: Overtightening the screw will lead to breaking it all together pretty easily, so only use the tighten the screw method if it's already loose!

Make a small move to it, then try winding again. If the wrapped thread extends past the edge of the bobbin, you've adjusted too far and need to bring it back in.

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Make sure that you have your thread going through all the proper thread guides when winding your bobbin. It sounds like the bobbin is getting wound with little or no tension and this can make a horrible mess when trying to sew. Take a look at your bobbins and make sure they look nice and tight. If they are too loose and you feel like you are following the thread path properly, just use your finger to tug on the thread a bit during the bobbin winding process to apply some tension and that should help.

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Remove your needle plate, and take out the black bobincase. Check the edges on the black bobbincase for scratches or damages. The upper tread should glide smootly around the upper edge of this bobbincase.

If you find any scratches, you may use a very fine sandpaper/grindingpaper (not shure what you call this in english) to remove the scratches.

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Thanks. As no one had replied (it's been 8 months) I took this back to the shop I bought it from and they fixed under warranty.

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