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Threading the Bobbin

Can't find the manual...just bought the machine. Instructions on threading the bobbin?

Bobbin threading instructions needed

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  • uugghhmeee Apr 22, 2008

    I have only used this new machine once. I need to wind red on a new bobbin and can not find the manual. How do I set the thread up and the bobbin up so it will wind the new color on the new bobbin?

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    Where is the answer? How do I thread the bobbin????

  • flystan Aug 24, 2008

    yes the same problem and i borrowed the machine but i also need to know how to thread it. thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Don's have a manual

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Place the bobbin in the bobbin case making sure the thread feeds clockwise. Draw the thread through the slot on the case. Continue to draw under the tension spring and through the opening pulling out about 6" of thread. Hold the latch open, position the bobbin case into the suttle and release the latch. THe case should lock into place when the latch is relaeased.

With the top thread, hold out about 5" to the left. While holding on tot he top thread, turn the hand wheel toward you and you should see a loop at the feed dogs. grab the two thread and bring them behind the presser foot.

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Where is the answer to the question? i cant find it, and i need to learn ASAP!!!!! HELP PLEASE!!!!!

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I have a Kenmore Model 16530000 and I'm having problems threading the bobin.

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