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Problems winding bobbins on my singer 4622 sewing machine

When I try to load a bobbin with thread, the holder the bobbing sits on seems to slip and I can't get it to wind...What can I do to fix this problem?

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  • cmfromsd Feb 04, 2009

    we were using the same bobbin that had been previously wound with thread and the spring seems to be there and straight as an arrow...guess it's time to take it in for repairs...

    thanks for trying...


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I have two possible solutions:
1. you have the wrong bobbin and it doesn't grip the winder.
2. the small spring on the winder spindle is missing or bent, it is what applies pressure to the bobbin for winding.

good luck!

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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