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Bobbin Winder not working

When I try to fill a bobbin , the bobbin winder is not spinning.

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    my bobbin won't wind either..40 yr old kenmore

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Sounds like the bobbin is not all the way down on the peg.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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Consult your owner's manual. Chances are you may be threading the thread incorrectly. Make sure it is going through the bobbin winder tension guide before going to the bobbin winder mechanism.

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Consult your owner's manual. There is usually a knob or switch to de-activate the needle mechanism and activate the bobbin winder.

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Your bobbin winder has seized. Remove the top cover and oil the area where the bobbin winder shaft goes through the bobbin winder assembly. You might need to force the winder to turn with your fingers for a while, but it will begin to turn smoothly once the oil gets in there.

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The two most common problems are that you either need a new bobbin tire, or just need to adjust the position of the winder a little closer to the hand wheel. Remove the top cover and you will see the winder assembly. Loosen the two screws that hold the assembly nudge it closer to the hand wheel side. If you move it too far the winder will constantly spin. Also, examine the rubber tire, it may have a flat spot on it in which case it needs to be replaced. If it is worn out you may not be able to tell just by looking at it.
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