Question about Sewing Machines
This is a very old cast iron made machine. Model 780 Cat; 64-10
Very old is a relative term. I'm not finding anything under 780 or 6410. So we need to identify your machine. Can you post a picture?
Not picking up bobbin thread is usually one of several things. 1. Wrong needle size, blunted needle, or improperly installed needle. 2. Timing is wrong.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: bobbin filling on Singer 626
The Singer 626 has a self-winding bobbin. You place the empty bobbin in the bobbin thingie (sorry for being so untechnical). On the left of the bobbin you will see a "lever" with a circular top on it (I think it is red-ish) Again, sorry for being so untechnical. Press the "lever" down. Thread your machine, thread the needle, wrap the excess thread from the needle around the knob that tightens the needle and holds it in place and press your foot down on the foot pedal. The bobbin will automatically wind as you hold the foot pedal down. Do not wind the thread onto the bobbin past the outer white line.
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
Recently had same problem. Underneath the bobbin area on the bottom of the machine is a small white plastic piece that resembles a fan. Singer calls this the bobbin cam actuator. It is usually cracked along the sleeve that fits over the metal pin, bar? This is the mechanism that lifts the bobbin when it is wound. When its broken it can't lift the bobbin to be wound properly.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
Posted on Jan 23, 2010
I had a Golden Touch 'N Sew many years ago and as the machine aged and parts became worn, step 4 of this bobbin winding diagram started to become a problem and I had to sometimes try several times before the "tabs" would release. If they did not release, the machine "thought" it was still winding the bobbin and would not sew.
Posted on Mar 06, 2010
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