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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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Re: threading bobbin on singer6268

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.

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Thread is bunching up and it locks. Now needle wont pick up bobbin thread.

if thread is locking up on tension post then its set too tight or is not threaded correctly , this can cause lower thread to miss too having top thread too tight , also ck for a bent needle this is another cause of missing lower thread

Jan 19, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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When sewing the bobber thread bunches up underneath, and breaks off. I have tried djusting the bobber tension screw, and upper needle tension to no avail. How often should I oil this machine?

1. Your bobbin should have one drop of oil on the race (little area that the bobbin rides on) around two bobbins that you have emptied.
2. The top tension is way too loose. When you put the pressure foot down pull the thread (top) to see if there is tension. Start at four is a rule of thumb.
3. I have included some rules to follow when you are setting tension.


May 08, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Kenmore 385. 15343600

Remove bobbin, presser foot, needle. Tip machine back on towel gently. Unscrew plate--don't lose screws! Do not service in presence of children and curious pets. Put foot pedal next to you on tabletop. Use Zoom Sewing Machine oil. Any part MOVING that are NOT gears get one drop oil. Any DRY ONLY gears get dab of Singer sewing machine lubricant. Replace screws. Secure screws. Open left front compartment & one drop oil @ top of needle bar. Open race shuttle (where bobbin case fits in). One-half drop oil of on oscillating hook (bottom left - hand corner...smear that oil around! Insert NEW needle all way UP in needle bar groove, flat needle shank toward back. Turn handwheel towards you and raise. Raise presser foot so that threading locates all tension slots a's you pull thread TAUT from spool to each tension slot and left to right through silver, metal take-up lever, and down to tension bracket, pass needle, then pull 6" thread towards you and thread from FRONT to BACK of needle. Place bobbin into case and "thread" it. Set presser foot on DOWN position. Turn handwh towards you, dipping needle into needle plate. Make loop with bobbin thread, pull towards you. Place a good 7" underneath presser foot (both threads). Let machine RUN on 24" scrap to distrubute oil/lube. That's it! Jimmy

Apr 05, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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I bought my daughter a White sew E-Z so she can have fun on her first sewing machine. However there is no manual and no instructions on how to thread the bobin. the bobin just sits on its flat side to go...

Check the model number of the machine. White sewing machine manuals are available from Singer at . Enter the model number and click Search.

The White Sew E-Z model W338 manual is available here: .

Unlike some machines this one doesn't really need the bobbin threaded. Place the bobbin in the bobbin holder and leave about 5" of thread extended out from the bobbin holder. With the bobbin compartment still open, lower the presser foot and turn the handwheel to move the threaded needle through the stitch cycle. (I find holding the threads helps; normally, you'll feel them pulling under your fingers.) When the needle has returned to the top of the path, lift the presser foot. Then pull both threads around to the front (the bobbin thread should wrap around the top thread). Then move the threads to the back of the presser foot.

If the needle isn't catching the bobbin thread, first try a new needle (bent or dull needles don't always function properly). Next check the bobbin holder for nicks or other damage. There is a small hook on the bobbin holder that should be where the top and bottom threads intertwine. Under rare circumstances, you will find that the bobbin tension of the bobbin holder is misadjusted. This can interfere with the bobbin thread twisting properly. There is a little set screw that allows you can tighten or loosen the bobbin tension as needed. Adjusting the screw is to be avoided when possible and done in small increments (1/8 turn) if needed. It's easy to strip the threads for the set screw and end up needing to replace the bobbin holder.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jul 13, 2011 | White Sewing Sewing Machines

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Tension in bobber is to lose

Is the thread clipped into the tension spring correctly and is the bobbin winding in the correct direction? Check your manual to see which way your bobbin winds.

There is good basic information on the pages that are very helpful with threading, bobbins etc.

I always do the "Dangle" test with a bobbin case system, you should be able to suspend the bobbin by the thread and it should dangle in the air, so tension enough to hold it, but you should also be able to gently pull on the bobbin case and the thread should release when you pull. If you adjust the tension screw on the bobbin case, always , only a quarter turn at a time to adjust. Use a small screwdriver to do this adjustment and only change it a very little, test again, until you get it set right.

Feb 26, 2011 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Will not sew

Check your bobbin compartment for loose thread and or debris. This often causes the thread not to combine properly. There is also a tensioner screw on the bobbin housing that can be tightened/loosened to adjust the tension, this may be the problem. Most machines have a removeable bobbin housing via clips or screws, to remove the assembly and clean.Or you can direct your queries to:

Mar 17, 2010 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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I have a morse sewing machine model 4300

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Aug 27, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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The fabric gets pulled down into bobbin compartment and thread gets all bunched up hard to remove

It sounds like your bobbin compartment might be pulled out of alignment. You might want to take the bottom plate off, clean off any lint and threads, and put the bottom compartment back in. Follow your manual if you have it. With your right wheel, slowly start to sew is the top or bottom thread having problems? You may have to rethread top and bottom. I found that one time, my top thread was not threaded correctly.

Mar 24, 2009 | Singer 6038 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Can't bring up the bobbin thread

Sounds like hook/needle timing is off. Check it by doing the following with the power off:
remove bobbin, bobbin case, and needle plate.
push needle all the way to the left.
Turn handwheel toward you watching the needle and bobbin housing hook. The point of the hook should line up right above the eye of the needle.

If not timing, clean bobbin area removing lint and thread.

Check bobbin tension, should get slight resistance when pulling thread.

Make sure using only Husqvarna Viking bobbins.
Make sure the bobbin is unwinding in the correct direction.

Remove fabric. Pull extra long bobbin thread (about 3 inches). Hold upper thread tail in left hand, turn handwheel toward you for 1 revolution. Is the bobbin thread caught by the top thread and pulled through the opening of the needle plate?

If you are still unable to sew, take to an authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer for service or have them send to Husqvarna Viking (SVP) Technical Service Dept for repair. A list of dealers close to you can be found at the Husqvarna Viking website -

Good luck.

Sep 27, 2008 | New Home HF-2022

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Bobbin won't thread

Sounds like the bottom tension is to slack.
Look at the side of your bobbin case, when you thread the bobbin thread part of the route it runs is under a flat leaf spring. There is usually 2 very small scews on this leaf spring one screw holds the spring onto the casing and will be tight. The other is the tension adjuster screw, turn this screw clockwise half a turn at a time. After each half turn pull the bobbin thread until slight resistance is felt. Then try sewing if bunching/tangles still occur more tension is required, this is trial and error until the tension is corrert.
If you want a new manual try this website if your machine is not listed email them and they will try to help.

Oct 09, 2006 | Euro-Pro 373 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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