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I can't get the top (needle) thread to bring up the bobbin thread. It gets caught down in there somewhere

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  • pittypats5 May 25, 2009

    I have no problem threading or winding the bobbin. It's when I have inserted the bobbin case in the machine and am trying to bring the bobbin thread up. I do hold on to the top thread it just disapears into the bobbin area and somehow gets caught and locks in there. I put the needle in with the flat side to the back as per the instructions.



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What is the make and model of your sewing machine? Have you made sure that the bobbin isn't in upside down? Also is the thread the same on both the spools? What size needle are you using? The thread weight has to fit the needle. It may be that the needle is to big for the thread weight, or visa versa. I believe that it is more likely that the needle is to large rather then to small though.
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If the needle isn't picking up the thread then the problem is usually
that the needle was put in wrong (check manual for proper set of
needle.. No one has mentioned that if you HOLD ONTO the needle thread when turning
the hand wheel, you are much more likely to pick up the needle thread;
otherwise the needle thread just slips through.

Secure thread on sewing machine as if you were threading machine and pass thread end along indicated thread guides. Thread guides will be somewhat different for bobbin winding than for regular threading.

  • Step 2 Place empty bobbin on bobbin winding spindle. This spindle will be located on front right, on top right, or on either side of machine. The spindle may have to be repositioned for bobbin winding.
  • Step 3 Place thread end through one hole in upper portion of bobbin, and pull a few inches of thread through.
  • Step 4 Disengage the sewing machine needle by either pushing in the center portion of the handwheel or rotating center portion of handwheel towards you. The method will depend on the model of your machine.
  • Step 5 Take hold of the thread end and pull gently outward so that there is very little slack in the thread. Firmly grasp thread end.
  • Step 6 Push on presser foot to begin winding bobbin. Hold onto thread end while bobbin is being wound. Wind bobbin only up to guideline marked around the edge of the bobbin.
  • Step 7 Cut excess thread from the top of bobbin and cut thread that attaches bobbin to rest of thread spool.
  • Step 8 Insert bobbin into bobbin case, pass thread through indicated slots, and bring thread out a few inches to the right.
  • Step 9 Close slide plate over thread.
  • Step 10 Continue threading machine.

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    If you are still unable to sew, take to an authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer for service or have them send to Husqvarna Viking (SVP) Technical Service Dept for repair. A list of dealers close to you can be found at the Husqvarna Viking website -

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