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I have a Singer XL5000 machine, the normal looking bobbin is not spinning with the shaft and wont wind what have I done wrong?

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Is your bobbin case holding in place right? See if you can jiggle it back and forth to see if it moves. If it does move, it may have unattached itself in it's inner-casing.

My bobbin case would just go back and forth in the casing. Make sure that your needle plate is inserted right, as it locks the bobbin case in. You may have to unscrew the needle plate, take out the bobbin case, place it back in - pushing it to your left as you glide the needle plate back into place. (go from front to back while inserting). It should catch your bobbin case and lock it into place. Hope this helps. If not I would suggest you take it in for repair. Good luck.

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On closer observation I found I had the brother bobbin, got them mixed up, I have a brother machine as well! What a relief! All is well now!

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