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Singer fashion mate 5500 bobbin thread keeps breaking

Brand new machine and the bobbin thread keeps breaking

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: was given an old model Singer 237 Fashion Mate

If the bobbin is in the casing correctly then follow these steps...spin your wheel toward you until the threaded needle drops a thread around the bobbin casing it will slide down around the casing from center to the right and down. one the thread is just over half way around gentle pull the tail of your thread from the needle. It should move up and to the left collecting the thread from the bobbin casing. and a loop will arise below your presser foot (which should be up).pull that loop up until the tail of the bobbin is visable. Now you are ready to sew.

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Singer Fashion Mate digital error E4.

E4 error.its the bobbin shaft error.first try to clean the bobbin case then turn the machine on for some minutes then turn on and check out.if still the same error then
Check the bobbin winder shaft. If it is pushed over when you try to run the machine you may get the error.adjust it properly.and check out.
if still the same problem the bobbin shaft needs to be replaced.as its slipping out.
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Posted on Oct 20, 2009

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SOURCE: top thread gets tangled in bobbin and won't pull up like

I'm new to sewing, and I had a similar problem where the top thread went all the way around the bobbin thingy and got stuck every time--solution: the bobbin case wasn't all the way in.  The arm had to go in a slot at the top and it sort of snapped in, then it worked fine.  Maybe it will help you! 

Posted on Nov 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Just bought machine, new needle, thread, Needle

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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SOURCE: Singer Sewing Machine model 9224. Bobbin thread

If you turn the handwheel, can you see a metal ring rotating around the outer edge of the bobbin case? If not rotating, broken gear or timing belt off.
If that ring is turning, remove the needle plate and bobbin case. As this ring now rotates, you will a finger on the ring that will pass behind the needle from right to left and it should catch the thread from the eye of the needle. If this finger, the "hook" passes above the eye, you have a timing problem.

Let me know.

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

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