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Made a mistake and took out the bobbin hardware that is held in by two little clips on my nelco sewing machine. it came out in two parts. I was trying to figure out why the tthread was breaking Can you help me get it lined up and back in the machine this thing holds the bobbin and the casin Thanks Jennifer

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How do i thread my older nelco j-a38 and what are all the buttons or nobs for

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Feel the edges with your fingernail on the one part with a sharp point (the hook). If you feel a burr this is where the thread is catching and giving you problems. Needs to be polished with a very fine crocus cloth or your fingernail buffer pad.
Lay the machine back some and put the hook in the hook race. That is the entire round part. The hook will lay opposite a c shaped metal piece in the edge of the hook race. Then put the round case on around it and snap the locks over.
Hope this helped.

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I need help putting the bobbin threader back onto a Nelco JA38 sewing machine and the springs are giving me fits. Any help?

Not sure if you are having problems with the bobbin winder or threading the bobbin. This may help:

Nelco JA 38 Sewing Machine Threading Diagram

To avoid awful thread nests under the fabric, be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the top thread.

Interestingly, the bobbin threading instructions (above) show the bobbin loading into the bobbin case so it turns COUNTER-clockwise. This is the opposite of instructions for most machines. You can probably try both, the clockwise or Counter-clockwise,and see if one works better than the other.

Be sure to use fresh, good quality sewing machine oil or Tri-Flow Synthetic Oil on your machine. Open it up, while gently wiggling the handwheel, drop a couple drops of oil every place that metal rubs against metal. Avoid plastic or rubber parts! You may even find little round holes throughout that are oil ports. Be sure to get the area around the needlebar, presser foot lifter, feed dogs, the bobbin area, and all the dial and selector mechanisms.

You can find manuals for your machine online (not free!).

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Has the machine been regularly cleaned and oiled? Most times, older mechanical machines seize due to old oil turning to glue/varnish and preventing the parts from moving.

Perhaps a bit of Tri-Flow and heat will loosen it. If you are trying to wind bobbins, you can also purchase a stand-alone bobbin winder (one brand is called Sidewinder) for ~$30. It is helpful for many sewists because bobbins can be wound without unthreading the machine and it saves wear and tear on the machine. (Love my Nelco J-28!)

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FWIW, I inherited a Nelco J28 and it is the toughest machine in my arsenal. I repair horse equipment with it. The stitch quality is not the best, but it certainly sews most anything thrown at it. The only issue I have with it (and it is my issue, not the machine's) is that it has a side-loading bobbin which means the home position of the needle is also on the left instead of the middle. Having always used a centered needle makes using it seem somewhat unnatural. However, your machine appears to have the front-loading bobbin and centered needle.

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purchasing /obtaining a manual is always very helpful when working with a sewing machine.

However, simple stuff to check, is the needle in the right way, with the scarf (groove) to the back?

Is the needle new and the right type of needle for this machine? Sorry, I don't know a lot about Nelco however, most machines use 130/705H system needles, but there is always the exception, especially with something 40+ years old so it pays to check it out.

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