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My needle will not depress down to the bobbin case. i have tried and retried many times inserting the hook race and hook with no luck. the needle will go down w/o the hook race but never after i&

My needle will not depress when the hook race, hook and bobbin are in place and locked in. if i take the hook out the needle will go down with just the hook race in place. i've done and undone many times and all the parts seem to be snuggly where they belong. any ideas

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Make sure you are inserting the bobbin into the case correctly. Some bobbins thread pull towards you , while some pull to the rear and then forward.

Posted on Nov 19, 2014

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SOURCE: while sewing the bobbin case moves, wheel locks up, needle locks

Im not sure if this will help but thought I would pass it along. My Pfaff 6122 tells me to check bobbin for thread unrolling clockwise before you place it back in the machine. I had mine turned to un roll counter clockwise, this is wrong, the bobbin will fall out when you pull on the thread while you are holding it in your hand. You may just keep putting it in backwards. Hope this works for you. J.R.

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I had this problem when I first bought my machine. I took it in and they told me it was a recall problem. All the machines were having the same problem. They fixed it and I have not had the problem since. I bought mine at a Joanne fabrics. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: needle hitting bobbin case model 750

This is a timing problem the hook timing needs adjustment, and possible the needle timing also

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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SOURCE: NEEDLE WON'T PICK UP BOBBIN THREAD

im not!
it needs a good service the timeing has sliped out a little, nothing more that that,,,see its not a lost cause just yet

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the jam that happened may have caused the machine to jump time & it would have to be serviced

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3. Make sure the bobbin that is used is the right one. If it is too long or too wide it will cause problems.
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Your repairman is what's wrong! The bobbin case I believe is what you are talking about. (I hope you didn't remove the race)
1. Anyway the bobbin case has to be snug so it doesn't move clockwise or counter clockwise. If it moves the needle will crash . If your machine is an older one the truth is the same.
2. The bobbin case cannot be allowed to spin. See adjustment!
3. Before you start sewing again clean the feed dog real good.
4. Before you put the bobbin in the bobbin case (on top of race) put a drop of oil on the race.
5. Replace the needle. This is important.
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2. Rethread the machine--top --make sure to use every thread guide
3. try a different bobbin--make sure bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case
& make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way in the bobbin case
4. make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
5. Clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or threads
6. Check to make sure the bobbin is not warped or damaged
7. Make sure the bobbin case is correctly in the machine,, if it's a top loading bobbin you may need to have the bobbin case checked to see if it's damaged or see if the hook and hook race has a problem
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1. Change the needle--use a needle that's for the fabric being sewed
2. Rethread the machine--top --make sure to use every thread guide
3. try a different bobbin--make sure bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case
& make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way in the bobbin case
4. make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
5. Clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or threads
6. Check to make sure the bobbin is not warped or damaged
7. Make sure the bobbin case is correctly in the machine,, if it's a top loading bobbin you may need to have the bobbin case checked to see if it's damaged or see if the hook and hook race has a problem
8. Also could be a timing problem, and the machine would need to be checked.

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Try these suggestions
1. Change the needle--use a needle that's for the fabric being sewed
2. Rethread the machine--top --make sure to use every thread guide
3. try a different bobbin--make sure bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case
& make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way in the bobbin case
4. make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
5. Clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or threads
6. Check to make sure the bobbin is not warped or damaged
7. Make sure the bobbin case is correctly in the machine,, if it's a top loading bobbin you may need to have the bobbin case checked to see if it's damaged or see if the hook and hook race has a problem
8. Also could be a timing problem, and the machine would need to be checked.

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Try these suggestions


1. Change the needle--use a needle that's for the fabric being sewed


2. Rethread the machine--top --make sure to use every thread guide


3. try a different bobbin--make sure bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case, & make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way in the bobbin case


4. make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever


5. Clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or threads


6. Check to make sure the bobbin is not warped or damaged


7. Make sure the bobbin case is correctly in the machine,, if it's a top loading bobbin you may need to have the bobbin case checked to see if it's damaged or see if the hook and hook race has a problem


8. Also could be a timing problem, and the machine would need to be checked.

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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

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

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2. Lint has collected in the bobbin holder


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With the bobbin out and the needle up, you should also unscrew the faceplate and wipe the feed dogs with your machine brush. (For best results, clean this before you oil. If you do not do this first, you may brush lint and bits of thread into the hook race and risk jamming this part.)

For pictures, see http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/1213_oiling-2263.pdf .

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