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Bobbin is not winding correctly

My bobbin is supposed to be self winding on my Singer 9217. However the thread is no longer winding around the bobbin it is winding under it. How can I fix this?

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    can not wind the thread

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Slide plate may be worn - i had the same problem. try holding down the center of the bobbin with a pin while slide plate is in the winding position.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

  • Carol Jan 24, 2012

    bzjen. Your advice worked for me! My self winding bobbin would not even spin to wind and I thought it would need expensive repairs. After 2 weeks of searching for answers that didn't help, yours did the trick! I think the slide plate was not pushing the "button" on the bobbin hard enough. I used a tiny screwdriver while running and it immediately filled the bobbin! I will just do this every time, because it works for me without expensive repairs. Thank you soooooo much!

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    cindylouburk Dec 11, 2013

    carol you are a lifesaver. If you lived near me I would cook you a scrumptious dinner. Thank thank you. You have no idea how much your tip means to me. I am working on Christmas presents and cried half the night because the machine wouldn't work. You are fantastic.

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