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Bobbin filling My bobbin won't fill. My machine is operating fine except that when i want to fill the bobbin, the mechanism won't turn to fill the bobbin (on the top of the machine) Has anyone else had this problem?

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  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    I have the same problem with my Kenmore.  It is an old machine, but sews just fine, lately can't get the bobbin filled.  I had to fill the bobbin by hand

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Does the winder spin freely by hand? If so then it needs to be adjusted, maybe a new bobbin tire also. If not then try oiling it and freeing it up by hand.
Hope this helps.

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