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My bobbin lock...the black piece..on my singer 401a came out...how to put it back? Thank you

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It sounds like you need to put in the bobbin basket. These are held in place with a latch on the left rear. You turn them with a screwdriver. The latch goes above the edge of the bobbin basket when properly seated in the grove it rests in.

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I have a singer 600E. When I put the bobbin case back in place and returned the black metal position piece to the left. Now it will not hold bobbin case in place. Please help.


Please download the user's manual for your machine free at the Singer site, under support. On page 50, it shows you how to remove and replace the bobbin case. I have a feeling that it's not quite in place, and that's easy to do. Ask me how I know.

Mar 16, 2017 | Singer Sewing Machines

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The bobbin case went ajar while sewing blue jean fabric. I cant figure out to put it back in. Your help is very much appreciated :


Hi Debbie,
This type bobbin case can be a pain to get back in. On photo #1, at the top left you see a silver piece (circled in red) with a rectangular hole in it (circled in green)...take a flat head screw driver and insert it into the slot then twist to the right so the little bar/flange (circled in blue) will twist to the left past the bobbin well wall (marked in neon green). Photo #2 Now the bar/flange (marked in blue) should be on top of the bobbin well wall (marked in neon green). Now set the bobbin case in the bobbin well (marked in pink). Photo #3 as you set the black bobbin case in, kind of angle the flat part that is marked by the orange X so that it will begin to underneath the bar/flange with large orange circle. It won't go in all the way but just start it and then set the rest of the case down in the well. Now twist the entire black case to the right and the flat black are marked with the orange (X) should slide underneath the bar/flange marked with orange circle. The flat piece marked with a purple (X) should be sitting in the area marked with an (X) in the bobbin well. Now take your screwdriver and stick it in the rectangular box and twist it back so the silver piece marked in blue with go back over the edge of the black bobbin case to help hold it in. Hope you can understand my instructions and good luck!



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Apr 11, 2016 | Singer Merritt 8734

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Singer 401A gears will not move. I can wind bobbins all day but the gears to sew are frozen they try to move but will not.


the gears or some part in the sewing machine could be damaged, I suggest having the machine checked to see what is wrong inside the machine hindering it from sewing.

Aug 21, 2013 | Singer Sewing Machines

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I have a singer 7468. THE BOBB IN CASE KEEPS POPPING OUT. CAN THIS BE FIX?


the sewing machine may need a new bobbin case,, but I would
suggest take the sewing machine to a repair shop to see if there
is something wrong with the hook & hook race,,that may be why
the bobbin case is coming out.

Oct 06, 2012 | Singer 7468 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Need a free manual for a 401a singer sewing machine


Go to the singer website
Go to the home page
Go to customer service--click on it--it will show a small menu--click on instruction manual
In the box put the model number (example 401a) & click search

Jun 09, 2012 | Singer Sewing Machines

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How do i put a bobbin wheel back in a singer sewing machine?



There's no technical part called a "bobbin wheel" so I am assuming you mean the shuttle where the bobbin case goes.
1.Unplug your machine2.If you look closely at the area where the hook came from, you'll notice there's a curved piece called the "driver" which moves in an arc when you turn the hand wheel. The hook is also curved. If you turn the handwheel until the driver looks like a smile, you can hold the hook by the center pin and turn it to look like a frown. If you put the frown on the smile, it will fit and all you have to do is put on the cover piece and turn the 2 pivoting holding arms over the cover until they lock into position and you are done. Put a little oil on the hook before sewing for best results. I hope this helps!Jimmy

Mar 28, 2012 | Singer Sewing Machines

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The bobbin in my 401A jamsafter sewing only a few inches leaving a knotted "mess" on the fabric . How can I repair this?


Something is not threaded right on the top, or the thread is tangled. Take the thread completely out and rethread. Also, make sure that no thread is caught in the bobbin area, if necessary take bobbin casing out and clean with a brush. Always turn the handwheel towards you, never away from you because it can mess up the timing, Also google Singer 401a there is a great blog on this machine

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Singer 404-


Here's a manual for it on this site. www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/manuals/singer-404-singer-slant-o-matic-sewing-mac

blog.sew-classic.com/2008/10/25/singer-401-401a-403--403a--404--sewing-machine

These two sites may be of some help.

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Bobbin Case


I'm having a similar problem today. I took out the bobbin case and when I went to put it back in, the whole system locks up. I've tired cleaning, changing needle taking the metal plate and piece that holds bobbin case out and put it all back in after cleaning. Nothing. My symptom is I can't get a complete stitch, the needle goes down, the whole deal acts like it will work and as soon as the arm of the bobbin case gets to 8 o' clock on the gears, It jams and won't hardly move. I cannot pull the bobbin case out easily after this. Perhaps there is someone out there that can help us!

Jun 20, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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Singer 7442 Bobbin Will not wind


to wind a bobbin you get thread and put it where it usually would be put it behind those 2 metal piece (see pic in manual) and there put it around the thread guide and then u put the tip of the thread through the hole of the top of the bobbin from the inside to the outside  and u are really to start, u should already have the bobbin and the spinning metal piece, then u move the metal piece to the right into the notch and press the presser foot and hold it until it stops you and you're done :-)

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