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Bobbin case inserting wrong

I am trying to insert the bobbin case into the bobbin housing. The housing (metal hardware that the bobbin case sits in) was not moving that I recall when I started sewing tonight. I threaded a bobbin and went to insert the bobbin case. The bobbin case would not insert with the large opening facing up into the bobbin case housing. The housing now turns left or right, but will not turn up enough to allow the bobbin case to be inserted and sit at the correct angle. I just bought this machine and today is the first time using it. Any idea what is wrong?

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I suspect the "housing" you refer to is not seated completely. Be sure to wiggle it until it slips into place. Once it is seated, the bobbin case should seat firmly as well.

Posted on May 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Bobbin problem: Huskystar by Husqvarna Viking E10 sewing machine

This has happened to me, even though I have been sewing for 30 yrs. When I take the bobbin holder out I realise what I have done wrong. When placing a bobbin into the bobbin holder the thread must be running around the bobbin CLOCKWISE. If incorrect take bobbin out of holder turn it over, so now the thread will run clockwise.If bobbin placed in holder and thread runs anti-clockwise, when you tried to turn wheel to bring bobbin thread up, it will either not do it at all or will make a huge tangle of the threads. Happy Sewing

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there are a couple of things that come to mind.  
Bobbin:   wound with uneven tension.  Try taking the bobbin, rewind that thread onto another bobbin and wind slowly.  make sure the thread feeds onto the new bobbin evenly.
upper thread:  catching on something or not flowing off the spool easily.
you're doing well, sounds like you consulted the manual and used your noggin, hang in there and let me know if this doesn't help.  we can troubleshoot some more!

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: My Kenmore 12912 sewing machine doesn't sew right.

Are you sure you have the proper bobbin for the machine I have purchased spare bobbins before and they sometimes dont work for all machines

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SOURCE: When I insert the bobbin case, the arm will turn a

Hi, try to turn your handwheel using slight pressure. If it moves a tiny bit, you probably have thread caught.in between the bobbin wheel that holds your bobbin case. There is an outer ring and an inner shuttle. Place a drop of sewing machine oil in the inside of where these two are seated together. Now watch your shuttle as you turn the handwheel towards you. You may have to apply some force but you will not damage anything by using the force you can generate with your hand. You will see the thread move out. Pull it out with your fingers. If it breaks or doesn't get all of the thread, repeat the process. On most machines you never want to turn the handwheel away from you. This will cause damage to the motor over time. Make sure to stitch it out in straight stitch to check that it's sewing correctly. Thread jams happen when you get nesting (knots of thread) under the needle plate. This occurs usually when you are sewing light or tightly woven fabric with a heavy stitch, such as an appliique stitch. Try using a light wash-away stabilizer under the fabric or in the seam to prevent this. If it's an older machine or a newer Singer, hold the end of your top thread for the first couple of stitches, too.

Posted on Dec 12, 2010

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I just recieved an older kenmore 24 stitch sewing machine and it has no manual with it , my problem is why wont the machine pick up the bobbin thread ?


You can probably find a manual from Sears. They carry a ton of Kenmore user manuals.

First thing to always try--insert a brand new needle!

Bobbins do usually have a specific way of being loaded. Most machines require the bobbin to be inserted into the bobbin case so when you pull on the thread tail, the bobbin turns clockwise (this is when you are looking at the backside of the bobbin case - at the bobbin). Also, be sure to thread the bobbin thread through the bobbin tension mechanism.

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I have a hyundai 8 stitch sewign machine been working brillant but last night it kept missing the tread and the thread breaking or jabbing . today looking at it i see when it jabs the Bobbin Case Inner...


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1. the needle thread is not threaded properly

2. The needle thread tension is to tight

3. The needle is bent or blunt

4. The needle is incorrectly inserted

5. The needle thread & the bobbin thread are not set under the presser foot when starting to sew

6. the threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing

7. The thread is either to heavy or to fine for the needle

8. Try a different spool or cone of thread


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1. There is a right way & wrong way to insert the bobbin in the case --when you insert the bobbin in if it doesn't stitch correctly turn the bobbin over see if that helps or bobbin case is not inserted correctly


2. Lint has collected in the bobbin holder


3. The bobbin is damaged & doesn't turn smoothly


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  • If you haven't already, it's a good idea to remove the thread plate that sits under the needle and clean that area out with your brush. Also, get a really good flashlight and check the area where you insert your bobbin case. Gently turn your fly wheel and look inside the hook area - remove any dust or bits of thread.
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