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Threading bobbin on singer6268

A half screw or plug i found on top of bobber in compartment,and the bobbin won't thread now.

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No i just don't know how to place it so that it works. Even the manual doesn't help!_!

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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Have you tried placing that half screw and or plug you found on top of the bobber compartment where it belongs: Normally underneath the bobbin compartment cover , at-top the bobbin case closest to you and your left..normally there will be a screw there to keep the bobbin and the bobbin case where it belongs, while it is doing it job.. at least thats how most of the sewing machines i have used or see or worked on have been.. Good luck.

Posted on Jan 23, 2008


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