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Bobbin winder is only thing that works

My bobbin winder appears to be stuck on. The machine will not sew but will wind bobbins. Is this something I can repair or does it need to go to the shop? Thank you

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  • 300zx Jan 18, 2009

    I have a viking husqvarna model #1+ and the bobbin winder is stuck on and will not go into sewing model. Any suggestions?

  • Ashley
    Ashley Nov 18, 2013

    I'm having the same problem- only with a Singer.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    I have a bernina 750 when I put the bobbin on to thread it won't wind

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    I put the bobbin onto wind and it won't run

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What model are you talking about? For my older Husqvarna machine you had to pull the bobbin winding bit out to wind the bobbin, then push it back in when you were done.

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You might try flipping the bobbin winder activator back and forth and see if that releases it--or try winding some other bobbins. If it will not release, then you may need to take the machine for service.

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