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Bobbin thread won't come up on Singer 7442

Bobbin thread won't come up either by turning the wheel toward me or by auto threading method.

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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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SOURCE: Singer Pixie - trouble threading bobbin

look at the bobbin direction. if it dont pick up that way, change the direction

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Threading bobbin on singer stylist 522

To wind a bobbin put the cotton reel on the top pin, take the thread to the left and round the little wheel and back to the bobbin that should be on the winder, wind the thread round a few times to take a grip, release the stop motion in the balance wheel, turn the winder button so the winder moves to the balance wheel and press on the foot control slowly.
When you put the bobbin in the bobbin case make sure it turns anti clockwise.

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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SOURCE: I have the singer pixie the bobbin wheel does not

you may have the wrong size bobbins. Most likely you have the wrong needles they are not long enough. Check your manual for the correct size.

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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SOURCE: can't raise bobbin thread on Singer Prelude

Make sure the needle is in the machine correctly- all the way up into the needle bar, make sure that it is threaded correctly, etc. If this all checks out ok, take the bobbin case out of the machine. There are two ears on either side of the bobbin case- turn the left one to the left and the right one to the right. Remove the silver ring, and inspect the piece of metal that the ring came off of (looks like a circle with the top cut off). You have to locate the hook which is the piece that looks like a half moon inside the big round metal piece. Locate the tip of it, turn the handwheel toward you until the needle is in the lowest position, at this point the tip of the hook should be flush with top of the left side of the cut off circle. If this is not so, your machine needs to be re-timed. If that is the case, I would need to see a picture of the bottom of the machine so that I am able to determine what needs adjusting.

Posted on Aug 10, 2009

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How to thread the bobbin on a singer electronic 4562?

Do you need to wind the bobbin? If you just need put in the bobbin, make sure that the needle is in the highest position and that the presser foot is up. Slide open the cover by moving it towards you. Pull about 4" of thread from the bobbin and hold the bobbin such that the thread is coming off in a counter-clockwise direction. Put the bobbin into the bobbin case and secure the thread in the notch near the center bottom of the bobbin case. Next guide the thread into the notch to the left (near 7 on an analog clock). Hold onto the thread and slide the cover closed. To bring up the thread, make sure that the needle is threaded as well. Turn the hand wheel slowly towards you while you hold the needle thread with your left hand. Turn the wheel until the needle comes back out of the needle plate. Pull gently on the needle thread. You should see a loop of thread around the needle thread. Gently untangle this loop until you get to the end of the bobbin thread. Pull the needle thread through the opening on the left side of the presser foot. Then pull both threads to the back of the machine.

Most Singer sewing machines are available here: . The direct link to the manual for the 4562 is . The details and images for winding the bobbin is on page 13. Inserting the bobbin and raising the bobbin thread is on pages 15-16.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Sep 23, 2015 | Singer Sewing Machines

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How do i install the bobin on singer 4830c sewing machine?

Inserting a bobbin Raise presser foot. Turn hand wheel toward you until needle is in its highest position. Open slide plate and remove empty bob bin. . Pull 4" (10 cm) of thread from replacement bobbin and insert bobbin into case as shown. . Holding bobbin in place guide thread into notch (1 ) and then down the slot to the left and guide around into notch (2). . Draw several inches of thread diagonally across the bobbin toward the back of the machine. . While holding thread on outside, close the slide plate allowing thread to extend through the slot between the slide plate and needle plate.


Dec 23, 2014 | Singer 4830

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Singer 328 is not stiching

if upper thread correct, check bobbin is wound and inserted correctly. Pulling bobbin thread, the bobbin should turn counter clockwise. make sure thread is under bobbin case tension spring. With cover plate open hold needle thread and turn hand wheel towards you to see if hook picks up needle thread and passes it around bobbin case. if not check hook timing

Jan 05, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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Need a manual for Singer sewing machine, model number 7442...need to know how to thread needle

You can download a manual for free from the Singer website, link is

just copy this link into your browser window and give it time to download as its a large pdf file. Once open on your screen, you can click the "clipboard" icon to save the file to somewhere on your PC. Then print it out and either bind up or put pages into a display book so its easy to flip through and stays with the machine.

Just remember to always thread up the top thread with the pressure foot up - this opens up the tension device so the thread can seat it correctly and is something often missed.

Also, use a new needle for each new sewing project, ie about 4-6 sewing hours change the needle and throw out the old one. A blunt needle is often the cause of bad stitching.

All sewing machines, whatever the make, will have similar key parts that are critical to threading up. These will be thread spool holder, the top thread tension device, thread take up lever, a couple of thread guides, the needle bar and needle. Thread in order from the spool down to the needle as per the threading diagram in your manual, ensuring you get the the thread into each thread guide fully, then thread the needle from front to back.

Place the wound bobbin into the bobbin case, it should rotate anticlockwise when you pull the thread tail. Now place the bobbin case into the machine using the latch, and it should lock into place when you let go the latch.

Now hold the top thread tail, wind the balance wheel (big one on the side of the machine) towards you to lower the needle through one stitch sequence so that the needle goes down then back up, now pull the top tail and the bobbin thread should be caught and pulled up to the top of the needle plate. Always hold both threads at the back of the needle plate as you start a new seam to ensure the threads don't get pulled down into the bobbin case/rotary hook area.

Nov 02, 2011 | Singer 7442 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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When i start sewing my top thread bunches and you can hear a clinking as the thread wraps the bobbin case. Is this tension? It is set at auto. and standard thread setting.

just a guess, but when mine would do that, it was because I had put the bobbin in the case up-side-down. Try flipping the bobbin over in the the case and see if that helps.

Jul 30, 2011 | Singer 7442 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I tried servicing the bobbin area of my Singer 7442. I followed the instructions in the manual carefully. The straight stitch is working but all other stitches are not catching in the bobbin.

Couple of things to check is the needle new? if not change it,
Pull the bobbin thread out and bobbin case, then put the machine on a zig zag stitch, turn the hand wheel slowly and see if the hook (pointy thing that catches the thread) is just above the eye on the needle (when the swing is all the way to right) if it is not then you need to take your machine in for service.

Good luck and please rate my answer.

Mar 12, 2011 | Singer 7442 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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The thread hangs up inside the bobbin holder

A jammed machine is caused by thread being caught in the hook. Remove the upper thread and the bobbin case, turn the hand wheel towards you (counterclockwise) by hand and remove any thread in the bobbin case area. *Always turn the hand wheel towards you. Turning the hand wheel away from you (clockwise) can cause the machines timing to become unaligned and jam your machine. Also, always make sure the presser foot is in the down position before you start sewing. Sewing with the presser foot in the up position will jam your machine in the bobbin case.

Sep 26, 2010 | Singer 2517 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Singer 600 touch and sew

Hold the tail of the needle thread loosely.  
Turn the hand wheel toward you (counter clockwise) and lowerthe needle into the hole in the plate. 
Turn the hand wheel until the needle rises back up to it's highest position.
You will see a loop of thread wrapped around the upper thread. 
Open the loop and find the free end of the bobbin thread.  
Now you can sew.

Oct 23, 2008 | Singer 3116 Simple

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Threading the bobbin

Threading the bobbin - winding thread onto the bobbin.

Position the new empty bobbin onto the vertical bobbin rod next to the end wheel. Click the rod to the right to engage drive. Hold the outer end wheel with left hand, and rotate the inner wheel anticlockwise by about a 1/2 turn (it stops) this removes drive from the foot and needle mechanism.

From a spool of thread on the top, thread to a loop/post on the left on the top. Then back to the bobbin you want to wind. Thread through a hole from the inside-out. Hold the thread vertically above the bobbin while you depress the footswitch to start winding. Let go when it's turned a few times.

Move bobbin shaft left, and tighten end wheel after winding enough.

Fitting bobbin-

Move footplate towards you, insert bobbin in hole so that bobbin rotates anticlockwise when thread is pulled, then pull thread into the fine notch towards you. After this position thread away from you, and slide the footplate closed.

To start / load thread. Hold the end 3" of the thread through the needle behind the sewing foot. hand crank towards you to sew first stitch in air. This should retrieve the lower thread - which you can catch with a handy pair of scissors. Then pull both threads rearwards - ready to sew.

Jun 11, 2008 | Singer 5050 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Singer 7442 will not sew

Had the same problem as mommyb2 - it was the bobbin spindel was in the wrong position. Push bobbin spindel to the left and it works for sewing.
Have the same problem winding my first bobbin - pushed spindel to the right to engage bobbin fuction and the machine locks up and wont wind the bobbin. Irig did you bring it in for repair? I'm thinking its broke - which **** as mine is a brand new machine

Mar 23, 2008 | Singer 7442 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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