Question about Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Brother XL-5130 Sewing Machine
Put the thread through one of the holes. Then put the bobbin on the spindle. Pull about 3 or 4 inches out of the hole and hold on to it. Start winding the bobbin. After about ten turns, or when the winding thread is secure, you can stop the machine and cut off this 3 or 4 inch tail. To insure that the thread winds up and down the bobbin and not off the top or bottom, there is probably a metal bobbin tension disk that the thread must pass around before it goes to the bobbin. It is probably on the left of the machine and may or may not be part of a thread guide. The thread must pass around this disk on its way to the bobbin in order to put tension on the thread so it will wind properly. If you can't find the disk, which is a small metal button or screw with some type of somewhat moveable spring cap, you can just get the thread to pass through your thumb and forefinger. Hold your hand 6 or 8 inches to the left of the bobbin and pass the thread between your thumb and forefinger so that it makes the thread go in a direct straight line to the bobbin. Pinch the thread only enough to keep it taught but not tight and let it flow through your finger to the bobbin. The thread should go up and down evenly on the bobbin. If not, move your hand up or down to position it so the thread will wind up and down smoothly. It will not be necessary to move your hand once you find the correct position needed for winding.
Posted on Jul 20, 2007
Check out this site. There is pictures of each machine there. All the Q&A answers in simple language, as
well as a GREAT cust. support. (its a Brother after all!)
I found download manuals there as well.
I hope this helps! Thanks for keeping the Art of sewing going!!!!
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
SOURCE: Bobbin Case
ok Sim this is a bit tricky but not to tricky first turn the handwheel toward you until the hook is at one o clock postion then slide the case without the bobbin in into the hook area you may have to work the handwheel back and forth alittle but it should slide in just remember that the case should ride in the rim. also take the needle out first that way you wont get stuck trust me it happiens.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
have you tried other thread and a different bobbin? The tension screw on the bobin case could be too tight.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
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