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When i turn the balance wheel or use the foot controller, the needle doesn't raise or lower. I put the bobbin winding assemby in the right position. The machine is on.

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Is this a machine where you have to tightnen the clutch in the middle of the handwheel? Or is this one where the clutch disengages when you switch the bobbin winder on?

If it's of the second type, try turning the bobbin winder on again, and then off, crisply. Otherwise my best guess, barring other information, is that the lubricants have gone gummy or evaporated. Do you hear a motor hum?

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SOURCE: i have a problem with the balance wheel . its moving but the other parts that are suppose to move with it won't its a real urgent matter

it sounds like the machine needs to be serviced

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I have a Singer 99-13 with knee control. I wound bobbins but can't get it to sew. Is there something that turns it over to sewing? Thanks. Karen


On the 99-13, you wind the bobbin with the balance wheel in the stop motion position. Thus during bobbin winding, the needle mechanism is disconnected from the rest of the machine. You probably need to tighten the set screw on the balance wheel. The screw is in the center of the balance wheel on the right hand side of the sewing machine. Hold the balance wheel while you turn the screw away from yourself. (You hold the balance wheel and turn the screw over towards you for winding.)

The manual for the 99-13 is available from Singer on their manuals page: http://www.singerco.com/support/instruction-manuals . The direct link to the manual is http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/9d4377811af9ffbbaa1b8efd50ea962c142a66d9.pdf . Look at figure 5 on page 7 (page 4 of the PDF) and then page 10-11 (page 6 of the PDF) for the bobbin winding directions.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jan 02, 2017 | Singer Sewing Machines

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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: http://www.singerco.com/support/instruction-manuals . The direct link to the manual for the 4562 is http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/435_5_8_10_16_22_dial.pdf . 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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Code 88 starts flashing as well as all the stitching lights on the panel when I try to thread the bobbin. I can sew, that is NOT the problem, threading the bobbin is. What is Code 88? I am not interested...


Turn your machine off and leave it off. Remove all bobbins - in the machine & from the pin. Remove all thread - from threaded machine and bobbin thread path. Clip the machine thread at the spool and pull the needle thread towards yourself. Clip bobbin thread at spool and close to bobbin, then pull towards you through thread guides. This keeps the tension where it belongs. Move the bobbin winding shaft from normal sewing back to winding bobbin a couple times. It should click in place when moved to the winding position. Check to see if there is any thread that has slipped under the bottom of the bobbin and wound itself around & under the bottom of the shaft. Carefully unwind to clear. If the shaft does not easily move back to the sewing position it is probably stuck in the winding position. Don't force it, but try to get it out of the winding position. Leave it to the left in the normal sewing position (unclicked). Check to see if there is any thread caught anywhere along the path from spool to the winding pin. Pay close attention to the first thread guide and the two discs the thread slips between that control tension. Hand wind the wheel on the right towards you to raise and lower the needle a couple of times. Stop with needle in highest position. Do NOT wind hand wheel backwards (away from you). Make sure the bobbin pin is not in the winding position. Now turn on your machine. Needle should jump to default position. Move the stitch length and stitch width guides to the far right, then far left, to attain the green lights. Press the reverse stitch button to raise lower and raise the needle. It will stop in the highest position. If you still have the error code - make sure the bobbin winding pin is NOT in the winding position. Remove the needle. Lower the presser foot and run the machine without any thread a bit. If the needle bar does not go up and down most likely the bobbin pin is stuck in the winding position. If the code has cleared use your manual to carefully wind a new bobbin. Make sure you are using a 15J bobbin which this machine requires. It will not work with just any bobbin. Next, raise the presser foot then carefully thread the machine. If you don't have a manual you can download one from the Singer website. You might consider cleaning the entire machine paying special attention to the hook area and feed dogs while the power is off. If you find a lot of lint do this more frequently to prevent buildup. Take special care when replacing the bobbin care. Hope this helps. If not call Singer. It may take some time but you should be able to reach someone to help you troubleshoot. If this is an older machine I recommend taking it for repair yourself instead of sending to Singer

reference: http://www.amazon.com/Singer-7466-Electronic-Sewing-Machine/forum/Fx3BSOY0VA78VQ4/-/1?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B000B91B3K

Mar 28, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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I only want to know if the wheel must be loosened to wind the bobbin and if so with direction, to the front or backwards and press and turn or pull and turn.thanks


Which make and model sewing machine do you have?

None of my sewing machines need the wheel to be loosened for bobbin winding. The Singer Touch & Sew bobbins are filled in place. Use the handwheel to get the needle into the highest position (just turn the wheel). Wrap the top thread around the screw that holds the presser foot; open the slide plate part way and press the bobbin wind button. Hold the top thread and then begin winding by stepping on the foot pedal.. The thread should break after a few winds.

The Kenmore and the Husqvarna Vikings both get wound at the top. Place bobbin on winding pin. With the needle up and metal presser foot in place thread the top thread up to the bobbin (through the guides) and up through the hole in the bobbin. Slide the bobbin winding switch over towards the bobbin. Hold the thread tightly and begin winding (step on the foot control). After a few winds are on the bobbin, cut the thread that you were holding flush with the top of the bobbin. Continue winding the bobbin. (The newest Viking in the group has a computer screen; on that one, do not press OK until done winding the bobbin.)

However, if the handwheel is not turning and the needle is down, first find out why it isn't turning properly. This could indicate a tangle of thread somewhere in the system. (The older Husqvarna sewing machine in my home has a non-functional handwheel. The machine will still sew but you have to use the needle up/down switch that forces the needle to stop in the up position before you run out of bobbin.)

Please add a comment with the specifics of your sewing machine and I'll be glad to add additional information.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Feb 28, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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HOW TO THREAD THE BOBBIN ON THE BROTHER VX-1250!


Hello

Place a spool of thread over the spool pin, which is a vertical spoke located at the back-right of the top of the sewing machine.

Take the end of the thread from the spool and carry it left along the top of the machine and around the bobbin winding tension disc, which resembles a small button.

Pass the end of the thread through the small hole in the side of an empty bobbin, threading from the inside. Push the bobbin down onto the bobbin winding shaft, which is a small metal spoke at the front-right of the top of the sewing machine.

Click the bobbin over to the right, then manually twist it in a clockwise direction until you hear the spring on the bobbin shaft click into place.

While pinching the end of the thread that is coming out of the hole in the side of the bobbin, slowly press your foot down on the foot controller so that the thread from the spool winds around the bobbin. Let go of the thread end and continue pressing until the machine stops automatically, which means the bobbin is full, or when the bobbin has as much thread as you need for your project.

Cut the thread connecting the bobbin and the spool, and trim the thread end coming out of the hole in the side of the bobbin. Click the bobbin over to the left and remove it from the bobbin shaft.

The Lower Thread;

Turn the balance wheel (the disc at the top of the right side of the sewing machine) toward you to raise the needle to its highest point. Lift the presser foot with the lever located behind the needle shaft. Remove the extension table, if it is attached.

Open the shuttle cover, a small door located on the front of the sewing machine, underneath the needle. Remove the bobbin case, which you see held in the center of the shuttle race, by pulling the hinged latch on the front of it.

Pull about 4 inches of thread from the bobbin and press the bobbin into the bobbin case so that it will turn clockwise when you pull on the thread end. Slide the thread into the slot on the side of the bobbin case, over the tiny tension spring and into the delivery eye.

Hold the bobbin case by its latch so that the metal finger is pointing upward. Press the bobbin case -- with the bobbin inside -- into the shuttle race. The metal finger should fit into a vertical notch at the top of the shuttle race, and the bobbin case should be held securely in place.

Close the shuttle cover.

The Upper Thread;

Rotate the balance wheel toward you until you see the take-up lever raised to its highest position. The take-up lever has a metal loop at the end of a narrow spoke, and it will emerge from the top of the thread guide, the vertical **** at the front of the machine above the needle.

Take the end of the thread from the spool and take it left along the top of the sewing machine, around the rear thread guide, then toward yourself and around the front thread guide.

Take the thread down the front of the machine and from right to left around the tension control dial, which is the round knob to the right of the needle. Pull the end of the thread so that the part that passes around the tension control dial is taut and flush with the front of the machine. You should feel the thread slip between the two tension discs.

Carry the end of the thread upward from the tension control dial and through the eyelet at the end of the take-up lever. Bring the thread downward and hook it behind the thread guide, which is a small wire loop at the top of the needle. Insert the thread end through the eye of the needle from front to bac

Pull a tail of about 4 inches through the needle and pinch the end of it with your left fingers. Turn the balance wheel toward you with your right hand until you see the needle lower through the needle plate then rise back up again. You should see the lower thread looped around the upper thread. Untangle it and pull both thread ends until they have approximately 6-inch long tails.

If you have lost the original instruction manual that came with your Brother sewing machine, you can download one for free at the Brother website.

Jul 12, 2011 | Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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How to fill a bobbin on singer sewing machine model 6268


Raise the presser foot and turn the hand wheel to put the needle at the highest position. Next open the slide plate by sliding it towards you. Make sure the bobbin is empty (remove any remaining thread or use a new bobbin). Slide the plate forward (partially closed) so that the arrow on the plate lines up with the arrow on the machine bed. Bring the thread from the needle under the presser foot and wind it around the presser foot screw (on the left of the assembly) once. Make sure that the thread is in the spring groove. Press the One-step Button hole A button (has a bobbin symbol by it). Then begin running the machine. Watch the winding process carefully and stop when you have enough thread on the bobbin. Do not let the thread continue to wind past the outermost line on the bobbin (black). Slide the plate fully closed and raise the needle. Pull the thread to the back of the machine to a length of 4" and cut the thread in the middle of the loop you just pulled through.

Now position your fabric under the presser foot, lower the presser foot and select your stitch. Begin sewing.

The manual is available for sale or download here: http://www.singerco.com/accessories/instruction-manuals/search . Just enter the model number. The direct link is: http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/1272_6268-_-6268_6267-wholeas-of-6_23_05-special.pdf . Pictures for winding the bobbin are on page 16 (page 18 of the PDF).

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(make sure that the machine is correctly threaded before starting to wind a bobbin)

May 25, 2011 | Singer Sewing Machines

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I am a beginner sewer, I just purchased the Emerald 203...I can't remember how to get the bobbins threaded, I looked in the manual, but it doesn't say how to thread it or how to thread a bobbin, which is...


The Husq Vik. machines have a raised white arrow that guides you in threading and winding bobbins. There are 2 ways to wind a bobbin. The one that I prefer is by threading the machine.

Begin by raising the needle to the highest position. This is done by turning the fly wheel towards you until the needle is at highest point.

Next, Place your spool of thread on the thread spool, with the thread coming over the top like a roll of toilet paper. Make sure you have a spool cap at each end of the spool. (your mannual will tell you what the parts are if you do not know what I am talking about).

Next, take your thread to the left, you should see a "track to follow". You will go left for a very short distance, then straight down (still following in the track), when you get to the bottom of the track, you make a "u-turn" up moving the thread to the take-up-lever. If you do not see the take-up-lever, you do not have the needle in it's highest position. Hook your thread around the take-up-lever from right to left.

Then follow the track down to the needle. You have a thread guide that hooks to the left just at the top of the needle - slip the thread in that guide by moving left to right. Thread the needle from front to back.

You should have it threaded now and ready to wind a bobbin. Simply take the thread under the presser foot and to the right - make sure the presser foot is raised. Also, always make sure to use a metal, not a plastic, foot when using this method.

Hold your bobbin with the writing side (crown on it) facing up. Wrap your thread around it clockwise about 4 times. Place bobbin on the bobbin winder. (top far right of machine close to fly wheel.) Make sure it is snapped down.

Push bobbin up to engage and lock. Slowly step on foot pedal. Bobbin should begin winding. Do not wind too full. Leave about 1/16 around to allow the bobbin to move freely in the bobbin case.

If you always keep the bobbin with the writing facing up, you will never have to worry about getting it wound the wrong way.

Hope this helps

Feb 14, 2011 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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Cannot turn the balance wheel - new machine to me. Pfaff 1222E


You have to lower the presser foot by one click to release it from bobbin winding mode. This mode is the same as needle down while presser foot is up so you can turn your work when it needs to go a different direction.

Nov 14, 2009 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

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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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Instructions for theading a Sears Kenmore Sewing machine model 158.14000


all machines thread the same. TTN tension,take up, needle.
Beginning with the spool, guide the thread through the thread guides to the tension assembly. Pull the thread through the tension assembly and test it to make sure the tension is working correctly.
(To do this test,adjust your tension setting to normal or medium or 5 or something in the middle. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through the tension. It should pull easily!! Lower the presser foot and pull the thread. It should pull noticeably harder.) If it passes this test, continue up through the take up lever,then down through the thread guides to the needle. Make sure your needle is fully inserted and turned the correct way.( If you load your bobbin case from the left side,the needle rule is normally FLAT to the RIGHT is RIGHT. There are some exceptions. If you have a newer style drop in bobbin or your bobbin case loads in the front then the rule is FLAT to the BACK.

To wind the bobbin, guide the thread around the thread guide on
the left top of your machine, then to the bobbin winder. Wind the thread around the bobbin several times, place the bobbin on top of the bobbin winder, push it against the wheel and press the foot pedal. It should stop winding when the bobbin is full or you take your foot off the control

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Jun 05, 2008 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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