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Replacing the bobbin case.

I am having major issues when trying to replace the bobbin case. What's the easiest way?

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Http://www.singerco.com/resources/bobbin_top.html

http://homeappliance.manualsonline.com/mdownloads/745dd8f4-90b1-4b3c-8775-5b783ef37ac8

I hope these two sites will help, On the second site go to page 62 this shows putting in a bobbin case

If this is not your type of bobbin, Do you have one that looks like two fingers on the top end, This end goes in first and then you need to push the lever toward you on the left side to lock the case in place

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I have the 9500 Memory craft sewing on tricot and the bottom side looks beautiful...top side is horrible...


Generally, when sewing machine issues appear on the top of the fabric, it is an indication of a problem with the bobbin/bobbin thread. Issues on the bottom of the fabric are generally top-thread related. AVOID using old or bargain bin thread. Try changing bobbins. Is it the correct bobbin? Make sure the thread is wound smoothly on the bobbin and no threads protrude outside the bobbin edge. Check that the bobbin is installed turning the correct direction and the bobbin case is threaded correctly. Also, the bobbin tension may need to be adjusted (probably a last option before having it serviced). If adjusting the bobbin tension, be sure to mark the tension screw setting BEFORE changing anything and then adjust only in 1/8-1/4 turn increments. A slight possibility is that the bobbin case is old and needs to be replaced.

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My bobbin thread breaks too much. How do I fix it.


Be sure you are using the correct bobbin for your machine. Even though it appears to fit the bobbin case, if it is the wrong bobbin, it could cause major headaches.

Try a different bobbin. Try different thread.

Also check that the bobbin thread is wound smoothly and turning the correct direction in the bobbin case. Make sure the thread is threaded through the bobbin tension properly.

AVOID old and inexpensive, bargain bin thread!

There could be a nick or burr somewhere that is catching the bobbin thread and breaking it.

Try loosening the bobbin tension a bit. It could be too tight, especially if the bobbin thread is pulling the upper thread down to the underside of the fabric.

There could also be something wrong with the bobbin case itself that may be resolved by trying a new bobbin case (or borrow one from a friend, etc.)


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probably no issues with the bobbin or bobbin case but more with the needle thread tension not tight enough to make the stitch

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I have a Singer 4562 T sewing machine. When I try to sew the bobbin case is jumping out of the housing. With the slide closed I sew until everything gets a mess on the underside. When opening the housing...


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First check that the needle isn't bent. (The simplest thing is to try a new needle.) Next check that you have a correctly wound and installed bobbin. The hole should be facing up and the bobbin thread comes off the bobbin to the left. Make sure that you threaded the bobbin correctly (notch A at the center and then to slot B to the left. (About 7 if you have the center front of the bobbin area at 6 on an analog 12-hour clock.) Pull the thread diagonally across the bobbin and then close the faceplate with the thread going through the opening of the slideplate. Hold onto the top thread while trying to bring up the bobbin thread.

If the bobbin thread still will not come up, remove the bobbin and clean the bobbin case. You may want to clean under the case as well, see page 81 of the manual. This is page 83 of the PDF: http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/652_288-974-972-244-2405-588-875-1195-3130-3140.pdf .) Do all of the oiling of your machine while you do this maintenance if you haven't done it in a while.

The bobbin case has several parts that combine to provide good bobbin thread behavior. First there is a tension set screw that keeps the bobbin thread at the desired tension. If it is too loose or too tight the thread can't be pulled from the bobbin. (It's easy to strip the threads of the case, so be very careful.)

This is easiest to check on other types of sewing machines with a vertical bobbin case. For those, you remove the bobbin case and thread the bobbin through it correctly. Dangle the bobbin case from the thread (carefully). The bobbin case shouldn't slide on the thread but you should be able to pull out more thread if you hold the center of the bobbin and bobbin case. (Hold gently so that the bobbin turns.)

Next the bobbin race and hook need to grab the bobbin thread and twist it with the top thread. If these are damaged (perhaps by a bent needle), they won't work properly. These are at the back of the bobbin case.

Try replacing the bobbin case or parts of the bobbin case as needed. The Singer 947 is in the same line as the 244 and should use those parts. http://parts.singerco.com/CPpartCharts/2_2999/240_SERIES.pdf has the parts list. Try contacting a Singer dealer to get the parts. Unfortunately, my usual vendors only seem to list the manual as an available part for this line.

I hope this helps.

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Have you removed the bobbin holder and then put it back in lining up the little red markings on the right hand side? If the case has moved slightly then it will keep jamming and the bobbin thread won't clear to form a stitch. The case is held in place by a magnet and a stopper but it will dislodge if you have a bad thread jam, then it keeps happening even if you have removed all the thread because its not in position.

Check this solution for image how to remove and replace the bobbin case. http://www.fixya.com/support/t9289728-bobbin_seems

When you take out the bobbin case, carefully inspect it for any damage and burrs in the black plastic, if there are any then file them carefully out with a nail file or fine sandpaper, a burr will keep catching thread too. Or you may actually need to replace the bobbin holder if it has been pierced by the needle badly, they are about $35 or so.

You may also want to get it serviced. On my 6500 during its last service the technician added a little piece that is a Janome "after sale replacement" part. It is slightly longer than the standard part, and is a little metal bit on the left hand side of the rotary hook area which is holding the bobbin holder in place better. Haven't had a major jam up since this was fitted so you may want to get this fitted on yours too.

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If you are unable to move the wheel then something is locking up the mechanism.
Please try removing the bobbin and the bobbin case and try turning the wheel.
If the unit does not jam, try reinserting the bobbin and the bobbin case. You might need to consider replacing the bobbin case if the unit jams again.
If it still jams without the bobbin case in, then the mechanism might be broken and you should bring the unit to be looked at by a brother tech. Brother techs will look at the machine and diagnose the issue free of charge and will only charge you if they have to do any out of warranty repairs.
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