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Plastic casing around the bobbin

I tried to change thread in the bobbin case, and when I removed the bobbin a red plastic piece fell out from inside the case. I can't figure out how to fit it back in.

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  • lynnhorrigan Jan 31, 2009

    Thanks for the time to reply, My husband and I sat and got it figured out after going through the manual. It was easy enough, but not something I could figure without the book. It was part of the bobbin case that just clipped into the machine and helped hold the bobbin. It will be going out to be serviced on Monday. Thanks again!

  • SewTechWayne
    SewTechWayne May 11, 2010

    Is it about 1" long and curved? If not please describe.

  • talk2ginny
    talk2ginny May 11, 2010

    Hi - have you tried to put the bobbin back in the case without it? Do you have a manual that describes what the piece does?


    I'm not familiar with your machine, but you could try searching the web for your machine's name and model. I have found several troubleshooting sites for older machines. You could also purchase a new bobbin case - just be sure the bobbin case is compatible with your machine. I have an extra bobbin case for each of my machines (I have several older sewing machines). If the tension on one of my machines goes "wonky", I replace the bobbin case, and if the that fixes the problem, I throw out the old one. Saves time and money and prevents damaging your machine.


    If you have had your machine for more than two years but have never had it serviced, it would be a good idea to take it in for a tune-up. If you do take it in, ask exactly what is included in the tune-up. I've worked for two different sewing machine dealers. One was very reputable and had an excellent technician. The other was not. So make sure you know what you are getting for your money.

    Good luck, Ginny

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The red plastic piece sits adjacent to the inner metal piece with the sharp hook assembly. It does not sppear in the drawings in the manual. There is a cutout at its center that fits over the metal head protruding from the inner metal piece. When placed correctly you can see that the red piece fits precisely into the circumference of the metal housing in which it rotates. The outer metal piece is secured by the two black swing arms and the bobbin can then be easily replaced as usual. It helps to tilt the machine back slightly when inserting these pieces but be careful not to lose the red plastic piece inside. If it drops in it can be retrieved with a pair of needle nose pliers or similar.

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That piece is a sweep that helps keep the hook clean. It is not necessary for the machine to use, I have thrown away many of them. If you can get your hook put back in you should be ready to go.
good luck!

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Want pick up my bobbin


re-thread the top thread

when putting in the bobbin, make sure you put it in right,

hold the bobbin between you thumb and first finger of your right hand when you pull the thread with left hand it should rotate the bobbin counter clockwise.

If you run your machine all day you need to clean under the bobbin case,

Take the cover plate off, take out the bobbin case and clean under, i take a q-tip with machine oil and rub around the inside of the metal case and around the bobbin case,

replace the plastic bobbin case making sure it's in right, turn the hand wheel by hand, the case should stay still and the inside will move, the needle should not hit anything

put all back together and try again

if the bobbin turns clockwise you are going to have problems

if this helps please rate it
thanks,
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