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Hand Wheel In the instruction manual it explains how to draw up the bobbin thread on page 10. It says to turn the hand wheel slowly towards me until the needle goes down then comes up again. My needle is not moving at all when I move the hand wheel. Its as if the hand wheel has no purpose at all. How can i fix this?

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Re: Hand Wheel

There is a smaller wheel in the center of the big wheel. This has to be tightened in order for the needle to operate. This smaller wheel is needing to be in the loosened state to wind the bobbin. The needle should not go up & down then. Just hold the outside wheel & tighten the inner wheel. This should solve your problem. Hey, just wondering if I could possibly get a copy of your manual, as I lost mine for this model. I would really appreciate it! My email is Thanks & Good Luck

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Re: Hand Wheel

Push the centre of the wheel R/H side. If it clicks in... away you go pull out to imobilze when filling bobbin

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Do you need to wind the bobbin? If you just need put in the bobbin, make sure that the needle is in the highest position and that the presser foot is up. Slide open the cover by moving it towards you. Pull about 4" of thread from the bobbin and hold the bobbin such that the thread is coming off in a counter-clockwise direction. Put the bobbin into the bobbin case and secure the thread in the notch near the center bottom of the bobbin case. Next guide the thread into the notch to the left (near 7 on an analog clock). Hold onto the thread and slide the cover closed. To bring up the thread, make sure that the needle is threaded as well. Turn the hand wheel slowly towards you while you hold the needle thread with your left hand. Turn the wheel until the needle comes back out of the needle plate. Pull gently on the needle thread. You should see a loop of thread around the needle thread. Gently untangle this loop until you get to the end of the bobbin thread. Pull the needle thread through the opening on the left side of the presser foot. Then pull both threads to the back of the machine.

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I hope this helps.

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For pictures, see pages 6-7 in the manual. It's available as a PDF here: . (These are pages 8-9 of the PDF.)

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