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Shuttle race of my sewing machine refuses to move

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Either you have the wrong bobbin carrier or you haven't put it in properly. If it is inserted wrong it will not move.

Posted on Apr 09, 2014

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SOURCE: Kenmore 385. 11607 needle jams into shuttle or shuttle race

I had the same problem with cleaning and jamming and this might sound silly, but when you're in the middle of trying to fix it remember to look up see that it is threaded up top. I did everything the pp's suggested and when they didn't work I realized the top thread wasn't still threaded around the tension thing anymore. After rethreading it, it worked fine. But I DID reduce the amount of thread on the bobbin at the same time as Drazil suggested.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't reassemble shuttle hook and shuttle race

the hook driver (still in machine) is 1/2 moon shape. The hook is also 1/2 moon shape. If you set the machine on its back, it's easier. Set the hook 1/2 into the other 1/2 of the hook driver to make a circle. Then put the hook cover on (machine still on its back) with the tabs for the twist locks pointed out. Needle gaurd to the top of the machine. Snap the twist locks in place and viola!
Kent

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: I need a diagram to re-assemble the shuttle race

Hi, if you go to sears parts direct and put your model #in you will get a diagram of the parts and how they go together. Looks like you have a real classic there. If, you cannot figure it out from the diagrams, try and find a reliable repairman, someone who has been in business for a few years. Good luck, Happy New Year

Posted on Jan 02, 2011

SOURCE: Singer Sewing Machine 6105 - shuttle does not always move although everything else does.

you might think of having the machine serviced

Posted on Mar 07, 2012

SOURCE: sewing machine not working

have you cleaned under the needle plate for lint
also in the bobbin area for lint or loose threads
make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case
make sure the bobbin is not warped
try changing the needle
try rethreading the machine top & bobbin
if none of these suggestions work,, then it will be a good idea to
have the machine checked at a repair shop

Posted on Aug 24, 2012

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