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Drop in or front loading bobbin?

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SOURCE: bobbin case and threading singer 6423

This machine has a black plastic bobbin case. You drop the bobbin down into the case with the thread coming off in a clockwise direction. If you look close you will see a slot in the bobbin case where there is the metal pieces. The thread will slide into that and as you pull on it it will work its way through and come out on the other end of the metal. Lay the thread over top of the bobbin case and turn the handwheel to pick up the thread. (make sure you close the slide plate)

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Bobbin Case will not snap into housing

Insert the bobbin case without a bobbin to see if it will go all the way into the locked position. If it does,the bobbin case and basket are okay.
Check inside the bobbin basket(where the bobbin goes) and see if there is thread or lint wrapped around the spindle the bobbin case sits on. If there is, remove it. If there isn't ,then the bobbin is probably sprung and needs to be replaced.
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SOURCE: Brother sewing machine vx1120 Ithink won't pick up bobbin thread

have you tried other thread and a different bobbin?  The tension screw on the bobin case could be too tight.

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needle's in backwards

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SOURCE: bobbin case is disassembled. how do I put it back together?

It should be in your manual.... but if you don't have one, I'm gonna try this out. I don't know the official names, so bear with me.

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There should be two plastic arm-lookin things that are turnable. Make sure these are turned outwards.

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You should have three silver pieces. The one you need first is a half-moon looking thing with a knob comin out of the middle. (it also has some holes in it)

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If you turn the big knob on the right hand side, there should be a moving piece on the inside of the bobbin case.

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The half moon needs to fit in with that piece. Don't force anything cause we don't want the machine to break. >< The knob thing needs to be facing the outside, otherwise it's not gonna go in at all.

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Once you get the half-moon thing in there, you have two more left. There's a big circle. WOO! CIRCLES! ANYWHO, The big silvery circle.. it has a knotch in it, and a little pokey-outie thing comin' out of it.

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It needs to be positioned so that the knotch (on the inside of the circle) is up and the pokey-outie piece (on the outer side of the circle) is on the bottom. On your machine, there should be a place where the pokey-outie piece would fit perfectly into a little hole-type-thing. Put it in. :O

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Now it's time to move those little black plastic arms towards the center. On your circle, there should be little grooves that they fit right on top of. ^_^

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The only silver piece left should be the actual bobbin case deal. This should be a smaller circle with a movable arm and a silver thing pokin' out of it. (I told you, I'm bad at names!) Before you put this guy in, we need to have your plastic bobbin threaded. (I'm assuming this has already been done, correct me if I'm wrong.... they also have pre-threaded bobbins for sale, but hey, whatever works.)

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Your bobbin needs to fit inside this last piece. (my first bobbin didn't, and I freaked out and ran to my dad... LOL) You need to make sure there is a trail of thread coming out of your bobbin that's about two to three inches long. Place your bobbin in the silver guy and there /should/ be a little niche where you can play with the thread and pull it through the silver guy's parts. (Your thread may break, don't worry, just try again)

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When you move the thread around, it should come out where the little arm that sticks out is. Keep the 2-3 inch trail goin' on, you'll need it. Remember that first half-moon silver guy? Well, we're gonna stick our little assembly onto his pokey-outie piece.

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The silver arm-thing on our assembly needs to go into the knotch that's in our circle, and push in so it clicks. (Sometimes mine clicks twice...) Make sure you have that trail of thread, and go ahead and flip the white plastic up, because you're DONE assembling it.

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I'm going to assume you have your top thread in already (again, correct me if I'm wrong..) make sure that your top thread is through the hole in the needle, otherwise we're thoroughly screwed. Pull that thread until you have another 2-3 inch tail, and twist the big white knob on the right side of your machine (same one as before...) TOWARDS you. KEEP HOLDING your top thread, otherwise it'll disappear into the abyss that is your bobbin assembly.

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When you turn the knob towards you, your needle should dip down into the abyss and come back up- with your bottom thread! HUZZAH! it SHOULD be a loop around your top thread. (I'd use contrasting colors for practice.. so you know what it'll look like)

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The manual says to "grab the bottom thread" but seriously, I can't get me fingers down in there, so I just slide some scissors under the foot and between the two sides of the loop, and just slide 'em left. usually works just fine. Unless my tail for the bottom thread is too short, cause then it'll be hard to grab. You should be good to go!

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I know this is pic heavy and kind of long, but I like to provide as much info as possible! Let me know if it helped!!

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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

May 27, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Brother 1100 threading the bobbin


try changing the needle
rethread the machine top and bobbin
make sure to use every thread guide
make sure the top thread has not come off the thread take up
lever--this can cause the sewing machine to jam
if it's a top loading bobbin--take the bobbin out of the bobbin case
and turn it around and reinsert the bobbin
if it's a side or front loading bobbin take the bobbin and bobbin
case out and make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly into the
bobbin case and that the bobbin case is inserted correctly into the
sewing machine.

Nov 14, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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I have a faithful 730 Bernina and currently the bobbin thread keeps breaking. Please advise what may be causing this. Thanking you.


Bobbin thread breaks
1. There is a right way & wrong way to insert the bobbin in the case --when you insert the bobbin in if it doesn't stitch correctly turn the bobbin over see if that helps or bobbin case is not inserted correctly
2. Lint has collected in the bobbin holder
3. The bobbin is damaged & doesn't turn smoothly
4. Lower thread tension is two tight

here's a free manual
http://www.bernina.com/getdoc/48e8d09f-98f7-40ab-8663-a23663df4fae/Bernette_715_730_740E_manual

Sep 17, 2012 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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Need to know how to thread and use bobbin in Elna 210 sewing machine


I can't see this manual available at the usual spots of:
www.sewingpartsonline.com
www.sewusa.com or
www.diplodocs.com
but you could email either of the first two websites and ask them.

If you look at the threading up diagram here,
http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diagrams/Threading_Pages/Elna_Sewing_machine_threading/Elna_225_threading_diagram.htm
it may be sufficient info to get your machine running.

I'm presuming it is a front loading bobbin and case model? Many models are this style Singer, Jones/Brother, Toyota, Bernina, once you've mastered the bobbin case and bobbin, they are all very similar.
If it is a top loading bobbin style then look at the threading up diagrams for the Janomes, it may be more like them. These there is no removable case, you load the bobbin into the bobbin holder and click the thread into the tension spring.

The critical thing for threading up all sewing machines, is winding the bobbin nice and smoothly, getting it into the bobbin holder or case the right way and placing the thread tail into the tension spring correctly so the thread is under tension as it feeds out.
And for the top thread, it must go through the take up lever, tension dial (usually two metal discs that press together with a spring) and then down through the needle eye.
Always, thread up the top thread with the pressure foot up - this opens up the tension device.

Hope this helps out a little at least.

Sep 20, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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I just loaded the bobbin and when I sew the bobbin thread is wavy Is it a tension problem or did the bobbine not load properly or do I have the bobbin in wrong?


Do you mean that the thread on the underside of the stitching is wavy? if so, yes it sounds as if the bobbin thread is not under tension.

Take the bobbin out of the bobbin case and reload, make sure that the bobbin is in the right way and then hold the bobbin still and press the thread tail into the tension spring until you hear it click in. Usually the thread will come off the bobbin, through the tension then reverse direction in a "v" shape.
tally_girl_43.jpgI think this is your bobbin case. So bobbin would go in and rotate anticlockwise, and thread would go into the tension spring south, then reverse direction north so rotary hook catches the thread.

Just make sure thread is fully into the tension spring, pull backwards on it and it should stay in the tension device if its in properly. If not, it will come out.

If you can't get a resolution then the tension spring may have failed, you can buy replacment bobbin cases from Brother, a local dealer or
http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bobbin-case-babylock-bernina-brother-riccar-x59802101.aspx

I trust this helps you resolve the issue, often its just threading up and a bit of a break away for five mins, then fresh eyes, rethread carefully, checking the manual directions, and issue will resolve.

Jul 05, 2011 | Brother PS-1250 Pacesetter

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How do you load the bobbin properly?


Hi there,

Well you may please follow the steps below -
1. Remove the bobbin from the sewing machine. Note: whether you have a drop-in, front or side-loading bobbin on your sewing machine. A drop in bobbin will load from the top, may be via a removable bobbin case cover near the machine-fed dogs. A side or front loading bobbin needs to be loaded into a removable bobbin case under the machine.
2. Choose the right size bobbin for the sewing machine.
3. Wind thread onto your bobbin. Your sewing machine should have a standard thread spool to hold the thread and a short, squat post wide enough for a bobbin.
4. Put the thread and empty bobbin into position on your sewing machine. Wrap the thread around the bobbin to start it. On most machines, disengage the needle by turning the smaller hand-wheel on the machine toward you. Push the bobbin post into position, securing the bobbin into place. Press gently down. Thread should begin to wind neatly onto your bobbin.
5. Break the thread, push the bobbin post back into an inactive position and remove the bobbin. Tighten the hand-wheel. Thread your sewing machine again if necessary before loading the bobbin.
6. Remove the bobbin case cover and put the bobbin into position. The thread should slide through a catch on the bobbin case and up through the cover.
7. Access the bobbin case for a front or side mount bobbin. Lift the catch and remove the removable bobbin holder. Put the bobbin into the holder and run the thread through the holder, bringing it to the front. Lift the catch and slide the bobbin holder back into the case. Hold your needle thread gently forward with your left hand and turn the hand-wheel. The needle thread will pass down into the machine and catch a loop of the bobbin thread. Pull this loop up and slide both threads to the back before beginning to sew.
Good Luck!!

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Sep 22, 2010 | Euro-Pro Shark 60 - 384

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I have lost the manual and i dont remember how to thread a bobbin. Pleas help me and thank you!


Juki TL-98Q
Loading the bobbin into the bobbin case:
Snap in the bobbin case latch, and put the bobbin into the bobbin case so that the bobbin runs clockwise.
Passing the thread through the **** of the bobbin case, continue passing it under the thread tension spring, and pull out the thread open end about 10 cm from the bobbin case.
Insert the bobbin case fully into the hook, and close the bobbin case latch.
You can obtain a copy of the manual in pdf format for free at:
http://www.juki.co.jp/household_en/pism/img/tl98q/download/98qim.pdf

Jul 29, 2010 | Juki TL-98Q

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What to do if the bobbin thread is showing up on top of fabric


Check the bobbin to be sure the thread is feeding from the spool in the correct direction and through the guides on the side of the bobbin case.

If this is a rotary bobbin (side or front loaded) and not a drop-in (top loaded), you can test the bobbin tension after putting it into the bobbin case. Take hold of the end of the thread, and holding the bobbin case in the flat of the other hand, lift the thread up. If the thread pulls freely from the case, the tension is too loose. If the thread pulls the bobbin case up like a yo-yo and when you give a gentle tug, the thread feeds from the case with a bit of resistance, the tension is okay.

To adjust the tension on a bobbin case, first mark the **** in the screw on the side of the case and the case with a tiny dab of nail polish. This will provide an indication of where you began. Turn the screw to the left to loosen the tension and right to tighten the tension.

Be sure to always thread the machine with the presser foot up.

Set the top thead tension to the number recommended for the type of fabric that is being sewn.

If the problem continues, there is a possibility the timing needs adjusted and this needs to be done by a sewing machine tech.

May 11, 2010 | Janome Sewist 525S Mechanical Sewing...

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I need instructions threading the bobbin on Kenmore sewing machi


I believe it is a seperate bobbin case, hold the open part of the bobbin case towards you with the finger at the top, hold the bobbin case by the latch, drop the bobbin in so it turns anti clockwise and pull the thread through the slot about 6 inches, keep hold of the latch, and pop the bobbin case in

Mar 22, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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I have Brother LX-3125. I am using it for the first time. How can I take the bobbin out of the bobbin case. The case has an empty bobbin snapped in.


the lx 3125 has a front loading bobbin case which must be removed by pulling the latch on the bobbin case and thereby pulling the bobbin case from the shuttle.

once you have the bobbin case in your hand, let go of the latch and the bobbin will drop out of the case. you can now wind the bobbin or replace it with a wound bobbin - make sure that the bobbin thread is threaded down the slot in the case and behind the tension spring, also the bobbin should turn clockwise when you pull the bobbin thread when loking at the bobbin in the case.

scott

Jul 26, 2009 | Brother Sewing Machines

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