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When sewing the needle thread wraps around the bobbin casing.

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Tension is incorrect, or machine has been threaded incorrectly please try rethreading hope this helps. Or sometimes the thread can be of poor quality.

Posted on Jul 31, 2013

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SOURCE: needle picks up bobbin thread but then thread gets stuck

I've had similar problems (as well as other problem with the thread breaking all the time and the "shuttle race" thing that holds the bobbin falling out. One very important thing that isn't mentioned in the manual but that the salesman stressed is that you have to use only "Schmetz" brand needles. They are a tiny bit longer, but that makes all the difference in the world if your stitches are skipping. I forgot and used Singer needles and had horrible results.

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Hi Jeanette! You have a Singer Featherweight--the best sewing machine ever made! (Mine dates from 1950/51 and I wouldn't trade it for the world.) These beautiful, sturdy machines were designed to be easily repairable at home, but you'll need a copy of the Service Manual (get the Instruction manual too, if you don't have one.) Go to www.singer-featherweight.com and check out what they have available.

I had a similar problem (needle thread not catching the bobbin thread) and the problem was that I hadn't put the needle in correctly (flat side to the left). Also, I will occasionally get thread wrapped around the bobbin housing--sewing along just great and then everything comes to a screeching halt. I'm not sure why that happens, but I'm getting pretty good at taking the bobbin housing apart. The manual is pretty clear on how to do it. You can contact me direct at robbie1949@comcast.net for more information.

Thanks!

Robbie

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Upper thread wraps around bobbin mechanism, while sewing

IT PROBABLY IS THREADED INCORRECTLY. GO SLOWLY BY THE DIAPHRAGM AND MAKE SURE IT IS THREADED CORRECTLY. ALSO MAKE SURE SPOOL PIN HOLDERS ARE IN PLACE THAT HELPS TO GUIDE THE THREAD CORRECTLY.

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Bobbin Case will not snap into housing

Insert the bobbin case without a bobbin to see if it will go all the way into the locked position. If it does,the bobbin case and basket are okay.
Check inside the bobbin basket(where the bobbin goes) and see if there is thread or lint wrapped around the spindle the bobbin case sits on. If there is, remove it. If there isn't ,then the bobbin is probably sprung and needs to be replaced.
sewman7

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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SOURCE: singer quantum sewing machine won't pick up bobbin thread

Try changing your needle

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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HOW TO THREAD THIS MACHINE


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Remove the thread. Install a brand new needle.

Be sure you are using thread that is compatible with the needle and fabric being sewn.
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Raise the presser foot and rethread from the beginning.

Make sure your threading is following the correct thread path and the bobbin is loaded and threaded properly in the bobbin case.

If it continues to malfunction, it may need service.

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try these suggestions
1.check needle to see if it bent-roll needle on flat surface & see if it roll true
2.check to see if thread is coming off thread take-up lever
3.check the thread tenison
4.check for lint in the bobbin case area
5.check for loose thread in the bobbin case area
6.check to see if the bobbin is bent or warped

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upper thread:  catching on something or not flowing off the spool easily.
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Brother sewing machine cs6000i. Less than one year. The upper thread wraps around the bobbin caseing and jams.


check you tension on the top thread and see if you have it threaded the right way. Also see if the indent of your needle "the indent down by the hole on the needle" is facing the hook by your bobbin case that grabs the thread when it comes around.
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