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My bobbin won't set in to its slot properly - feels like something is out of place or blocking it - thank you

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Help, I inherited a wonderful Bernina 930.The needle won't go up and down.Tried rethreading,feed dog is fine and oiled.I have a feeling it's something simple. Thanks

Try to: 1. Remove needle. 2. Remove the bobbin case. This is the most likely problem due to being inserted wrong. 3. Place a drop of oil on the race (where the bobbin case sets) 5. Check machine for free movement with the hand wheel. 6. Reinstall bobbin case. (Move the hook to the closest place where the feed dog is located) This will be tricky.
7. Once you have this done so the machine will move easily by your hand wheel try to slowly use the foot pedal. It should be ok. 8. Set the bobbin tension. The tension must be equal to the upper tension at four (give the upper tension a pull at four to get an idea of what to expect) 9. Put new bobbin and needle in and start sewing.

Also check for any garbage stuck in the bobbin area that would maybe cause problems.

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The directions are very vague about how to thread the bottom bobbin. I have no idea how this is to be done or how the needle will pick it up. Help Please!

you don't thread the bobbin as such
wind sufficient thread on to the bobbin (use the rewind section of the machine )
place the bobbin in the bobbin carrier in such a manner that the thread unwinds anticlockwise
take the thread and pull it around the edge of the bobbin holder until you reach the slot in the holder
pull the thread down that slot and under the flat spring plate at the bottom of the slot
That plate controls the tension of the bottom thread
pull out about 5" of thread and while holding the thread put the bobbin holder and the bobbin into the machine making sure that it goes right in and clicks in place ( turn it to achieve the click
The needle should be fully up for this procedure
now thread the needle and hold the end of the thread while you hand turn the machine in the sewing direction
the needle will go down and if not on the first time will on the second time pull up the bobbin thread
pull that bobbin thread up and place it along with the needle thread under the foot plate and out the back comment if that doesn't work as there may be a bigger fault that can be fixed

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Bobbin case wont stay in place when I sew

Most bobbin cases have a latch that must be released to remove or install in the machine. Be sure to hold the latch open while you insert the bobbin case into the machine. Rotate the bobbin case slightly until it feels seated. Then release the latch. If the bobbin case is not latched in place, it will continue to fall out whenever you begin to sew.

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How do I put the bobbin case back in to the shuttle holder, mine keeps falling out?

Put bobbin in holder. Thread properly. Pull out arm on bobbin which holds spool in place and gives u a handle. Place into position. Turn slightly so it fits into appropriate slot. Let go of arm. That's it. Good luck.

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I can't seem to get the bobbin holder in there correctly to get the machine to sew properly.

While I know it can only go in 1 of two ways, maybe the problem isn't in how the bobbin is in, maybe it is the route of the thread.
My assumption is you don't seem to pick up the bobbin thread and it bunches. If so the carefully follow the thread to needle you may have by passed the place you put that thread so it maintains tension.
Check that carefully, sometimes that gets overlooked.

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Price removed casing round bobbin and inner case to clean fluff , now I carnt seem to line up properly although all slots back the needle won't go down properly .....husqvarna Viking E10

Remove bobbin case completely and check that the needle will go down properly. If so, put the bobbin case back in lining up the black arrow on the bobbin case (on left hand side) with the metal arm that comes out slightly on the left side. Sometimes, it is tight getting the case back in place properly. Once in place, check that the case will rock back and forth slightly.
Hope this helps.
If you are still having trouble, most Viking dealers will be glad to assist you in the store. You can find the Viking dealer nearest you using Locate a Dealer at the Husqvarna Viking website -

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I 've been using this 2639 Singer since 2006. It was working perfect until one day the bobbin case popped up away from the shuttle causing the needle to be blocked from moving. So, I removed the p

First change that needle. It's likely bent. A bent needle won't create a stitch.

Then double check your timing. It sounds like you have it ******** a bit... But that's hard to determine from a description. Before you start the timing process, make sure that your needle bar is in the correct position. (typically the upper timing mark on the needle bar is just below the lower needle bar guide when the needle is at its very lowest point) If necessary loosen the needle bar holder and make a correction. Once the needle bar is positioned correctly... then move on to the shuttle/needle timing.

Good luck!

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I am using my new brother CS-60001 sewing machine for the first time and I can't stop the bobbin thread from tangling. I feel the machine is threaded correctly, the bobbin thread is tightly wound and...

Hi. You "feel" that the machine is threaded correctly? You should probably completely pull the thread out and start over, making certain that it is threaded correctly. Once that is done, double check to make sure the thread is pulled all the way into the tension discs. Make sure also that you have lowered the presser foot. Is the bobbin inserted in it's case correctly? Every aspect is critical to proper function. You may also want to revue your manual.

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How do you thread the bobbin

When you drop the bobbin into the case, there is a slot that the thread will slide in to. Gently continue pulling on it and it will feed itself through and come out at a small cut out. Then place the thread over the bobbin and rotate the handwheel to pick up the thread. If the bobbin case is not threaded properly, the threads will knot up and jam the machine. If you'll look closely at the bobbin case, you will see that there are actually two thin pieces of metal...the thread will actually slide between those two pieces.

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