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Bobbin case not working right and dog feet will not come up high enough? I have removed the bobbin case and put back together but something is not. Right.....

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Please can you show me how to put the bobbin case back to the machine in this computer

If you take a look at your user's manual--available as a free download from, you'll see that yours is a drop in bobbin. You cannot remove the bobbin case, or put one in, without removing the feed dog plate. It is designed to be removed by the user; loosen the two screws, remove the plate, and the bobbin case drops right in.

May 01, 2014 | Singer 8763 Curvy

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Bobbin problems

I can only think of one problem and that is that you have not fitted it properly. Open the bottom section, remove the bobbin case with the cotton reel and with your fingers press against the parts left behind. You may find something is loose, therefor not fitted correctly. You can also run the machine whilst the bobbin is out and listen if there is any noise or anything shaking. Refit everything taking care that the parts fit tightly.

Jan 10, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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Feeder dog is in reverse and thread won't feed through bobbin..

it would really be a good idea to have the machine serviced at a sewing
machine shop

May 05, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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My Brother CE55000 sewing machine makes a grinding noise each time I sew on three layers of fabric. Thread bunches up under the fabric. What is wrong with this machine?

Does it sew okay on a single or double layer as this sounds like the threading up is not correct to me. The grinding may be that the bobbin case isn't in correctly.

However, best way to diagnose is to start fresh, take off the thread, remove the bobbin case, clean out the rotary hook (under the needle plate) clean the feed dogs and remove the needle. Clean the tension discs too (turn to zero and floss between the metal discs with selvage edge of a clean piece of cotton scrap fabric, until its clean, no gunk coming out). Turn tension dial back to 4 or 5, your normal setting.

Now wind a fresh bobbin making sure it winds nice and smoothly, keep tension onto the thread spool to achieve this and watch as the thread goes onto the bobbin, give it a nudge so it fills the bobbin smoothly across the whole core, top, middle and bottom.

Now put bobbin into bobbin case and ensure it goes into the tension spring correctly. I can't see an image of your machine to know if it is top loading or front loading bobbin, sorry. But refer to your manual to ensure you get the thread fully into the tension device. With a front loading bobbin, there is a removable bobbin case. Ensure that this is holding the thread with enough tension, if you suspend the bobbin and bobbin case and just hold the thread tail there should be enough tension on the thread that the case just hangs, but if you give it a litle jolt, it should release some thread. Adjust the tension spring with a little screw on it in 1/4 turn increments until you get it to this point.
Try this link for some images and trouble shooting help on bobbin case.
If you can't get the tension right on the bobbin case at all, then take it to the Brother shop and buy a replacment one, sometimes the springs do fail on them.

Now put in a new needle and make sure you have used the right size needle for your fabric, ie medium weight woven you need a size 80 universal, but if it is a knit fabric like jersey you need a ballpoint 70 or "stretch 70" if its got a lot of lycra in it.

Now thread up the top thread and pay careful attention to getting the thread into all the thread eyes, particularly the take up lever and make sure it goes into the top tension discs fully (always thread with the pressure foot raised so the tension device is open). Lower the pressure foot and pull the thread just before the needle, it should feel very firm if the top tension is working right. If there is no resistance there, you've got a dodgy tension dial, take it for service/replacment.

Continue threading to the needle, bring bottom thread up to the top by turning the flywheel through one cycle towards you. Now hold both threads together at the back and test stitch a seam.

If you are still getting the noise from it and thread jamming up underside then the fault may be more timing related in which case you'll need to take it to a sewing machine technician too.

Sep 20, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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Singer 8280 (prelude) I had 2 threads coming out from my bobbin area, so I decided to open it up and take a look. I accidentally took out the whole bobbin shuttle. The manual doesn't tell me how to...

Ok, hang on! This can get tricky! Remove the bobbin. Remove the presser foot and the needle. Remove the throat plate. This gives you plenty of room to monkey with your bobbin case. NOW, lay the bobbin case in its correct area and gently rotate it until it falls into place. It may take several tries. Once you're satisfied that it's secure, snap the holding clips into place and it should all fit nicely. THEN place your bobbin in the case correctly...check the diagram in the manual. Depending on the machine, some bobbins have the threads coming off counterclockwise and others have them coming off clockwise, but your manual should show. Sometimes, there's even a diagram on the throat plate or the bobbin case as well.
Good luck. Hope this works. If this solves your problem, please come back and rate my answer!

Jun 07, 2011 | Singer 8280 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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The plastic part that holds the bobbin appears to be jamming against the feed dogs. The machine was working fine and then it just stopped. It jammed and bent the needle. Would not advance forward at all. I...

This is the main link for brother usa parts finder Industrial Garment Printers and Industrial Sewing Machines they should have the part or know where you can get it . If you don't find it online call and talk to them. If the bobbin case doesn't fix it you may need the timing set, but I would try the bobbin case first.

Apr 13, 2017 | Brother Sewing Machines

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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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Missed stitches noise when it happens

Firstly, turn machine off then turn back on. Change needle. Re-thread the top and bobbin threads. Make sure you have not set the machine for a sideways stitch but you have been using a single stitch foot (recipe for Disaster!). BEFORE trying to sew, wind the machine by hand through a stitch or two (take the thread out of the needle's eye first) and look closely to see if the needle is in fact hitting something. If it is, then the needle needs re-centering and you will have to take the machine for repair to get this done.
Make sure the top thread is going into the tension disks. The presser foot MUST be up while you are threading. Hold onto the thread just as it comes off the spool and when you get down to the needle give a tug to be sure the thread is seated in the tensions before threading the needle. When you insert the bobbin, be sure the thread "clicks" into the tension slot on the bobbin case. Check the Sewing Advisor to be sure you are set for the correct fabric and stitch for what you are sewing. Have you cleaned out the bobbin area? Remove the clear or smoke bobbin cover, either use the tool provided or just press down firmly and slide forwards the metal feed dog cover (feed dogs down first), lift out the light grey plastic bit that half covers the bobbin case, remove bobbin case. Use the brush and clean out all the fluff from the bobbin area. Then check the bobbin case and clean it too. You can use a piece of strong thread or UNWAXED dental floss to clean out between the tension springs (the bit where the bobbin thread 'clicks' into). Reassemble the bobbin pieces in reverse order, making sure that when you replace the metal feed dog cover you push it all the way to the back and it too will 'click' into place. Hope something in the above works for you.

Dec 23, 2009 | Husqvarna Designer I

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I took my maching apart to clean the lint out and when I put it back to together the needle is hitting the feed dogs. what could be causing this!

most likely the bobbin case is not aligned correctly .Insert the bobbin case so that the projection on the boobin case aligns with the spring.

Feb 23, 2009 | Brother CS-6000

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My fabric won't advance.

Hi Jodyk...Remove your flatbed so you can access your bobbin area. Open the cover of the bobbin area. The shiny/bright components consist of the Bobbin, which snaps into the Shuttle Hook, which is contained in the Race. Immediately right of the Race is a pewter/matte silver colored lever. Press the lower portion of the lever to raise the Feed Dogs. Pressing the upper portion drops the Feed Dogs, and is commonly used to accomplish free-hand applique work......good luck my friend.

Feb 26, 2007 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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