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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Was all well and working before you did work on the bobbin area ?
Ensure the machine is unplugged & bobbin winder is set OFF as there is a clutch preventing the needle arm to operate when bobbin winding......remove the needle.
If you take the bobbin and hook out, can you manually rotate the handwheel forwards ?
If yes, this suggests they are not inserted quite right, or the timing is out of adjustment.
Can you rotate the handwheel backwards ? On some machines the clutch allows for reverse travel freely, but only around the 15 degrees you mention forward when the top cover is off.....there may be a broken or dislodged spring unit/armature inside top near the handwheel and bobbin winder assembly that is acting as though the top cover is open (a safety feature)....generally towards the rear of machine and acting like a log thrown into a gear.
This may help straight away, or only just start to unravell the cause....
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Posted on Mar 16, 2008
Sounds like you need to put a drop of clear sewing machine oil in the raceway of the hook. Then sew on some scrap material to soak up the excess oil.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
The nylon gear driving the hook has probably broken a tooth. Replacements are available if you search the web.
Make sure you get the matched set of driving gear and driven gear.
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
Hi. This may sound silly, but the most likely reason the upper thread doesn't pick up the bobbin thread is that the needle is in backwards. (Sounds silly, but it's true!)
Needle shanks have a flat side and that flat side has to go in a particular way for your machine. With most modern machines, the flat side goes to the rear, facing away from you. Check your manual to be sure.
The second most likely reason is that your needle may be bent. Check that your needle is straight (or just use a new one).
Hope this helps!
Posted on Mar 15, 2010
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