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Bobbin winder will not turn..

I was in the middle of winding a bobbin, and all of a sudden everything stops. I switch the bobbin winder from bobbin to sew and the machine will sew fine. The bobbin winder will not turn, therefore the bobbin can't be wound. What is the problem? And if I have to send it out for repair how much can I expect to pay?

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  • krystal whitfield Dec 31, 2008

    I have an old Singer 7105 and the bobbin has had problems winding for years.  But, recently, it won't wind at all.  It kicks over to the left and won't make connections.  Any help?

  • betsy ross Jan 18, 2009

    I just got this sewing machine, its also my first time triing to thread a sewing machine. My bobbin winder isnt spinning, but needle is moving. What am I doing wrong?

  • queenie332 Jan 26, 2009

    My bobbin winder will not turn either. I think I need a new rubber piece on the wheel but I need a schematic to see what it should look like in there. Beware there is a spring in the bobbin compartment that will pop out ( yes I got it back in but what a trial). If anyone knows what I should do help is appreciated. Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    bobbin spindle won't turn. How do I remove the flywheel to get into that area to repair?

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    screw which holds bobbin winder stopper in place has been removed. Likely parts attached to the screw have fallen inside the machine. How to access this?

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Without knowing what type of machine you have its hard to determine if the problem is mechanical or electronic. If the bobbinwinder has its own motor than its probably electronic and it could be a bad motor or circuitboard. Sounds like this could be it.
The minimum service charge could be about 50.00 but this won't include the more expensive part. You might look up Sidewinder bobbinwinders which is a small separate unit you can purchase in most fabric stores or online for about 20.00 and just wind bobbins separate from the machine.
Good luck.

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