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It would probably be better to just purchase a new replacement bobbin casing. If the old one is disassembled, it would be very difficult to get it back together and have the tension function properly, whereas a new one will be set at the factory.

Posted on Aug 13, 2017


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541678 is the bobbin case you want.Most sewing machine dealers can get this part for you. The machine was made from 1978 to 1984. Before you spend a lot of money repairing this machine, check,or have someone else check, the cam drive gears in the top of the machine. They frequently crack and cause a lot of noise and some erratic stitching.

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Is this a top loading bobbin case? If so take the stitch plate off and look for burs or needle punckers on the bobbin case, if you find some polish them off(may need to be replaced.
Also did you use the exact same bobbin that you took out, just had a customer come it that was using the incorrect bobbin for her machine.
Also check your top threading, sounds like it could be that. Make sure to get it in the tension unit. Thread the machine all the way to the needle but not in the needle eye. Then lift and lower the presser foot, you should have tension when it is down and no tension when it is up. If not your machine needs adjusting.
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Posted on Mar 18, 2011

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SOURCE: Plastic casing around the bobbin

The red plastic piece sits adjacent to the inner metal piece with the sharp hook assembly. It does not sppear in the drawings in the manual. There is a cutout at its center that fits over the metal head protruding from the inner metal piece. When placed correctly you can see that the red piece fits precisely into the circumference of the metal housing in which it rotates. The outer metal piece is secured by the two black swing arms and the bobbin can then be easily replaced as usual. It helps to tilt the machine back slightly when inserting these pieces but be careful not to lose the red plastic piece inside. If it drops in it can be retrieved with a pair of needle nose pliers or similar.

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SOURCE: is there a picture of how the bobbin case fits in the machine? particulary the lower right clip arm and the upper left metal foot looking part? The bobbin case is not secure so when i start to sew t

Go to Singer. Com and type in your model number they provide a free manual download and it provides pictures of what you're after.

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You may need to wiggle the hook around a little bit to make sure it fits properly. If the race holder snaps easily into place and the bobbin case snaps in and latches, it should be set to go.

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It is generally not recommended to use canned air on a sewing machine as it tends to force lint and threads further into the machine. Use a soft brush and perhaps some small vacuum attachments to remove anything you are unable to reach.


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Singer4562T.Took bobbin case apart.Metal plate on rt. had 3 screws,there was a tiny spring? Now metal plate is lose & bobbin case jumps out of holder.Is that plate supposed to be tight?

Do you mean you took apart the round case that the bobbin fits into, or that you removed the bobbin case from the machine body?

Either way, if there was a spring, it will have provided tension for some reason and if you don't have the spring now you won't be able to get the thing to work properly.

If you can show images of the case, the parts you have and where they fitted into the machine, maybe I can help a bit more. Is this a vertical vertical bobbin case or a horizontal one ? I have an older Singer myself, not this specific one, and it has the horizontal, drop in bobbin

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Sounds like you are describing the hook. Perhaps the owner's manual would be assistance. We don't know the make/model of your machine so are really unable to help. There are some videos on YouTube that show how to install a shuttle and bobbin case, but machines differ.

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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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Bobbin housing has come out, I cannot get it back together

Hi This machine uses the standard class 15 bobbin. It sits inside a bobbin case that has a finger that needs to be located in a retaining slot. It the whole lot, bobbin, case, hook assembly and retainer have come out simply turn the machine over so that these parts can be fitted downwards. fit the hook, then the retainer and lock it into position. Put bobbin into case pull thread under spring. Lift tab on case and put it over the hook's central pin and release tab. It should now be locked in position

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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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I took out the inner workings of the bobbin holder underneath the machine to try to clean out some clogged up thread, but I can't seem to get it back together. Suggestions?

You should have 3 pieces that make up the parts of the hook and bobbin case that you can take out to clean. 1 the bobbin case, 2 the race ring, 3 the hook. The easiest way to reinstall the hook and race ring is to tilt the machine and lay it on it's back. If you have the bobbin door open, and you rotate the handwheel and look inside the hook area, you will see the driver rotating back and forth. You want to set the hook inside the hook housing facing opposite the driver. As if your putting two halves together. Next install the race ring, shinny side out. Most of the rings have a nipple at the bottom that fits into a slot in the hook housing. Next lock the race ring in place with the 2 black or chrome arms that you swing inward. All you do next is install the bobbin case. Your done.

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I assume you actually mean the metal ring that holds the small round case that the bobbin itself sits in. There are usually two arms that swing in to hold that larger metal ring in place and then there is a plastic and metal piece that sit behind the large metal ring. fit the plastic piece that may look somewhat like a scoop next to the metal piece that usually has the post the the bobbin fits onto and has a quite sharp tooth on it. The metal ring then goes on to hold those two pieces in place and the two arms swing in to hold the metal ring into place. The bobbin or bobbin case now can be put back in. Hint on metal ring placement: they almost always have a notch that goes at the very top where the arm on the bobbin case sits in when it is in place. You may find it easiest to do this with the machine laying on its back so you don't have to have 4 hands to hold everything in place while putting everything back in.
Good luck!

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When I try to sew, the bobbin bangs around, like it doesn't fit.

Is it the bobbin or the bobbin case that is banging around? If I don't seat my bobbin case properly, it rattles and eventually falls out. Your bobbin case may be damaged, in which case, the bobbin is not going to fit properly. I dropped and stepped on my bobbin case once and the machine had the same symptoms. Then there's the obvious answer, a wrong size bobbin got mixed up with your bobbins. I've had that happen when I've taken a class with others. We all share tools and sometimes the right ones don't get back to their proper owner.

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My daughter tried to remove a jammed bobbin on my singer machine. The bobbin holding mechanism fell apart. Is there a diagram to show how the parts fit together?

looking straight on at the area where assembly goes, First clean and oil area, the jam was likely caused by accumulated dust or a small piece of thread . You should have three pieces, four including the bobbin itself. first piece to be replaced has a center post this piece goes into the machine by fitting it to the bobbin area, it will only go in one way so when it fits into place you will know. the next piece is a ring this piece has a small piece of metal attached to the top when looking at it correctly the two screws will be on top and there should be two indentions. first one is at 3 oclock and the other is at 9 oclock fit this piece into machine and there should be a lever on either side that turns around and rests in to indentions. replace your bobbin in the bobbin case ,be sure to thread the case correctly and load into newly assembled bobbin area making sure that it clicks into pplace

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There is one small metal piece 3/4 inch long and shaped like the letter "T" that fits under the right hand needle plate snap one screw. Attach to underneath square nut and can be seen sticking out from the top holding the bobbincase in place after the top plate is replaced and everything is back together. If this is not it, a picture would help as I have repair 100's of Elna 5000 to 9000's.

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