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On my Singer 401 machine, the bobbin spool on the bobbin winder will not spin to pick up the thread even though everything else works like it should for bobbin winding.

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first you must make sure the winder shaft is turning by moving it to the right a little and see if you can turn it by hand.
If it is turning ok then there is a rubber ring on the other end of the winder shaft and it should come in contact with the drive which turnes it ,if it is worn it might need a new rubber.

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There are manuals avilable online to purchase for the singer machines, SOrry I was not able to locate a site that has them for free.
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Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Bobbin winder will not spin on sewing machine

If you take the top off you will see a tiny rubber tire that engages the winder to the handwheel. Over time they get really soft are really hard and disintgrate. If you have a local sewing shop take the old one in and get a new one to slip on it takes only a few minutes and cost usually less that $2.00

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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SOURCE: BOBBIN WINDER WON'T WIND

bobbin wont wind on sewing machine

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SOURCE: my singer athena 2000 won't

Yes, the hook timing is off. You need to either take it to a service repair center, or do the timing yourself. If you're mechanically inclined, go to youtube and look for a video by Nilsandkatrina about how to repair your sewing machine. He gives a very good example.

Posted on Nov 29, 2011

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How to wind bobbin on model 4411


Do you mean the Singer 4411 Heavy Duty sewing machine? If so,
first place the spool on the spool pin with an appropriate sized spool holder, if you are starting the project. Snap the thread into the thread guide to the left of the of the spool pin. Wrap the thread clockwise around the bobbin winder tension discs (slightly to the left and forward of the thread guide). Bring thread towards the bobbin spindle. Thread the bobbin (put the thread through the hole in the bobbin). Place the bobbin on the spindle with the hole up. Move the bobbin spindle to the right. Hold onto the thread above the bobbin and step on the foot control pedal. When the bobbin finishes winding the thread, cut the thread at the top of the bobbin and the incoming thread from the spool. Move the bobbin spindle to the left and remove the bobbin. If you have already threaded the machine for sewing, you will need to remove it from the various guides and tension discs that are used in sewing. Then after winding the bobbin, re-thread the top thread.

The directions to wind the bobbin are in the manual on page 12 (page 19 of the PDF). You can find many Singer manuals at the Singer support page: https://www.singer.com/support . The 4411 support page is https://www.singer.com/search/support?lp=support&title=4411 . The current link to the manual is https://www.singer.com/sites/default/files/product_manual/SINGER%204411%20Heavy%20Duty%20Sewing%20Machine.pdf .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Apr 30, 2018 | Sewing Machines

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When trying to load the bobbin with thread, only top half threads and is tangled. Has worked great till now.


Difficult to assess without a make & model.

The machine has a tensioner for the bobbin winder. Make sure that you are threading that tensioner before taking it to the bobbin winder. Also, sometimes the thread should make a complete loop around that tensioner (consult your owner's manual). Check that the thread spool is spinning the correct direction--most often the thread spool turns counter-clockwise on the spool pin. Running the thread the wrong direction could cause thread kinks or the thread plies to separate. Slow down the speed that you wind the bobbin. Fast speeds will cause the thread to stretch. Plus, if something goes haywire, you won't have a bobbin bouncing or thread flying all over the sewing room before you can stop the machine. Frequently, the bobbin will fill more in one area of the bobbin. You can gently guide the thread by pushing it up or down lightly with a pencil tip or other object to even the thread distribution on the bobbin.

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Mar 31, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Why won't bobbin winder spindle turn?


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Dec 29, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Why won't the bobbin winder work


Difficult to diagnose without knowing the make/model and the symptoms. Best advice is to consult the owner's manual.

Make sure the handwheel center cap is loosened before winding the bobbin. Also, snap the lever toward the bobbin to activate the bobbin winder. Confirm that the correct sequence is followed in threading from the spool to the bobbin winder.

If you are unable to get the bobbin winder to work, for ~$25 you can pick up a stand-alone bobbin winder from the local fabric store (JoAnns or Hancocks) or even online (Amazon.com).

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Nov 10, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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How do you thread the bobbin on the model 9805c?


To wind a bobbin, reel on top of the machine, take the thread to the left and go around the small wheel, back to the winder, bobbin on the windere and wind the thread round a few times, slacken the stop motion and wind the bobbin.
If you have a drop in bobbin, hold the bobbin in your left hand, thread on the bottom of the spool, drop the spool in, take the thread through the slot to the left and lay it across the bobbin with enough thread to be pulled through by the needle

Aug 05, 2011 | Singer 3343 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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My elna sewing machine bobbin won't spin on top to wind thread around. The fly wheel spins though...I've been putting thread on the bobbins by hand.


If the fly wheel is going around then the clutch isn't disengaged to wind the bobbin, you need to pull out the flywheel on your model to disengage the clutch for bobbin winding.

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Take thread from thread spool across to bobbin winder thread guide, then back to bobbin and thread the tail through the hole on top of the bobbin. Place bobbin onto spindle on top of machine and then push it against the stop to engage the bobbin winding motor. HOld the thread tail up and start winding slowly until the bobbin core has been covered including the starting point. Stop and trim off the thread tail with scissors. COntinue winding bobbin and give the thread a nudge if needed to wind evening top middle and bottom of the bobbin. A good smooth wind is important. Also don't wind at full speed and keep an eye on the thread reel that the thread is coming off, you don't want it bouncing around as this will **** the thread and stretch then relax it affecting your bobbin wind.

Obviously if you know this and the bobbin winding mechanisim is just not working, then it will need a service/replacement by an Elna repair person.

Aug 01, 2011 | Elna 2007 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I CANNOT THREAD THE BOBBIN. I BELIEVE THAT I HAVE TAKEN THE CORRECT STEPS. I LOOSENED THE KNOB ON THE RIGHT. THE NEEDLE DOES NOT MOVE. WHEN I PRESS THE FOOT PEDAL, THE MACHINE STARTS RUNNING. THE...


Make sure that you have it wound around the thread guide the correct way, or else you have no tension, and that your bobbin pushed against the bobbin winder. Study your manual, and if you need one with bigger print go to www.singerco.com and download one for free, then adjust your text size. Good luck

Oct 02, 2010 | Singer Sewing Machines

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I have a singer 503A. The bobbin winder will not


When you have the winder rubber on try and turn the winder by hand, if it does not move the chances are the winder has seized, if the winder wheel is moving but not the spindle then the grip (thread) has worn, if you cannot move the whole winder by hand and it has seized you need to get some WD40 and spray a few drops down the spindle, take an electric drill and put it over the top of the spindle and switch it on slowly and it will probably free it off, be aware of oil splashing out.
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Feb 24, 2010 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Bobbin winder does not spin


Hi. I have a CS-8060 and while I love the machine--the bobbin winder isn't my favorite. Anyway, I have found that the cover to the bobbin winder must be opened completely, also the thread spool must be as far back as possible. Another place I'd check is with a small flashlight just under the small bobbin spool. It can be hard to see under there, so a small flashlight helps. I have gotten thread wound around the pin that goes up to hold the bobbin and if sufficient thread has gotten up in there it could keep the spool from spinning. It's hard to clean out, but careful use of a seam ripper and tweezers does the job.

Good luck and let me know if this works.

Robbie

Jan 11, 2010 | Brother CS-8060 Computerized Sewing...

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Singer 750 how to rewind the bobbing?


1. Push in indent (illustration 1) on hand wheel disc. This will stop the needle from moving.
2. Place spool of thread on spool pin.
3. Slide spool pin holder/cap (illustration 2) firmly over rim of spool to prevent thread from tangling.

1. Push in indent (illustration 1) on hand wheel disc. This will stop the needle from moving.
2. Place spool of thread on spool pin.
3. Slide spool pin holder/cap (illustration 2) firmly over rim of spool to prevent thread from tangling.

4. Lead thread passing it first through the lower slot of the thread guide. Next through the upper slot, leading the thread to the right and around (illustration 3).
5. Wind thread clockwise around front of bobbin winder tension disc (illustration 4).
7. Pass thread end, from inside, through small hole in rim of bobbin.
8. Holding thread end, step on speed controller to run machine until desired amount of thread is wound. (Winding stops automatically once bobbin is full.)
9. Cut thread; push bobbin to the left and remove it from bobbin winder pin.
10. Trim thread end from top of bobbin.
11. Press the bobbin winding indent on hand wheel to its original position. If necessary, turn hand wheel to engage needle movement.


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Feb 09, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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