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Have a singer 3221/3232 cannot disengage handwheel to fill bobbin what am I doing wrong

Just bought and learning how to use my new Singer. Cannot fill bobbin because the handwheel will not pull out or push in to stop needle from moving. What am I doing wrong

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    Wendy Jan 04, 2014

    Hi Yvonne: Were you ever able to fix the hand wheel? I'm having the same problem. It's stuck in "bobbin winding" mode, or worse, even more so.

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Are you sure you have to pull or push? It looks to me like you just slide the bobbin winder spindle to the right to engage.

Here's a manual for your machine... I'm sure more specific info is in there.

http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/e06cb85928ace9753f1a7124f4a2df6168ffecf0.pdf

Posted on Nov 12, 2012

  • sylviaivie Jun 13, 2013

    I don't. My Merrit is buried under some boxes of fabric so I can't even look at mine for you. But... look for a panel in that area that can be removed. If there is one you might be able to get to a set screw. Just be sure to take gobs of pictures so you can put it back together correctly.

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Does any one know how to get the hand wheel off on a singer 6233 or any other singer with pop in wheel disengagement

Posted on Jun 13, 2013

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SOURCE: singer 7422

Mine did the same thing, I found that I had to make sure the needle was down (?) for the bobbin winder to work. Maybe yours will too. Hope it helps, I haven't been impressed with this machine yet. My current problem is the auto tension is not working and my thread keeps bunching up when I sew more than 5 inches. Real Pain.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Bobbin won't wind Singer 7422

Your problem lies with the main shaft that is to tight to release the bobbin winder mechanism, because of old grease and oil becoming sticky. A short term solution will be to remove the needle, in order not to hurt you, and then hold on to the needle bar with your left hand, while engaging the bobbin lever with your left hand. This will prevent the main shaft to rotate and your winder should work. In the long term, take it to your dealer to clean the oil and grease. You will not be able to open the machine casing yourselve, as you might damage the casing and or electronics.

Good luck!

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Hand Wheel Won't Turn

The "Bobbin stopper" is in the incorrect position. It moves from side to side in a switch like motion. In one direction, it locks up the machine. That is, you can turn the wheele backwards, but not forward.. The bobbin stopper can be found in the book that cam with the machine. In our book, it is item #9.

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try sewusa loads of manuals and sewing diagrams. Since its a older machine.I would clean and oil it also.Lint can cause all kinds of issues.

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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