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Make a new bobbin - huskystar207

I used to be able to make a new bobbin, no problem - put the empty one on top (the far right, or the not quite so far right) spool, put the full spool up on top, then pull the thread through the round thing on the left, go around and put it through the empty bobbin.

You have to pull out part of the hand wheel, I know, so that the needle doesn't go up and down...and then..just step on the pedal, right? What am I forgetting to do? It's not working anymore! Thanks - amy

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  • courtneycond Feb 19, 2009

    the bobbin is winding too loose, and i can't find my manual anywhere! i have a kenmore 16231, and I figure i must be doing something wrong myself. i load the thread, put it around the little screw on top, put it into the bobbin with the thread poking out through the top, do a little winding, and then suddenly it all goes crazy! the thread gets all knotted and starts to spin around the metal piece the bobbin is ON instead of on the bobbin itself. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong here.

  • csubba Mar 02, 2009

    im having the same problem, the bobbin is too loose, i wonder if it needs some kind of adjustment...

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When you put the empty bobbin on the thing on the right, you may have to then push it further to the right to activate the spooling and inactivate the needle. Then step on the gas!

Hope this helps!

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