Question about Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine
When I put the bobbin into the bobbin case, as described in the manual, and pull thread down into slot and to the left, the thread ends up just above the long delivery eye. It goes through a small hole on the inside of the bobbin case and so looks quite different than the diagram in B-3 (page 19 of the manual)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Brother XL-5130 Sewing Machine
Put the thread through one of the holes. Then put the bobbin on the spindle. Pull about 3 or 4 inches out of the hole and hold on to it. Start winding the bobbin. After about ten turns, or when the winding thread is secure, you can stop the machine and cut off this 3 or 4 inch tail. To insure that the thread winds up and down the bobbin and not off the top or bottom, there is probably a metal bobbin tension disk that the thread must pass around before it goes to the bobbin. It is probably on the left of the machine and may or may not be part of a thread guide. The thread must pass around this disk on its way to the bobbin in order to put tension on the thread so it will wind properly. If you can't find the disk, which is a small metal button or screw with some type of somewhat moveable spring cap, you can just get the thread to pass through your thumb and forefinger. Hold your hand 6 or 8 inches to the left of the bobbin and pass the thread between your thumb and forefinger so that it makes the thread go in a direct straight line to the bobbin. Pinch the thread only enough to keep it taught but not tight and let it flow through your finger to the bobbin. The thread should go up and down evenly on the bobbin. If not, move your hand up or down to position it so the thread will wind up and down smoothly. It will not be necessary to move your hand once you find the correct position needed for winding.
Posted on Jul 20, 2007
SOURCE: brother xl-5340
You can download the manual from the link below: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doch000062/xl513052325340ug01enesfr.pdf It has diagrams of how to thread the machine. There is also a FAQ section: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/model_top/HomeSewingMachine/hf_xl5130eus.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hf_xl5130eus Please update the question & let us know if the information given was useful to you - Good Luck!
Posted on Aug 17, 2007
SOURCE: bobbin thread
if you could gain access to the bobbin compartment then cut all the tangled threads, then carefully/gently pull it out. after you pulled it, clean it, leave no threads on it and put some oil on the bearings! good luck
Posted on Feb 28, 2008
SOURCE: threading lower bobbin
There are some different bobbin cases for different machines but the one you have is a pretty common one with a finger sticking out on top. If you examine the bobbin case you will see a slot on the side of it and there is another piece of metal screwed onto it. This is the tension they are describing.
To thread it properly, turn the bobbincase upside down and insert the bobbin in the case so you can see it. Place your thumb on top of the bobbin and pull the thread through the slot on the side of the case and under the piece of metal(the lower tension) which I described to you earlier.. When you have done that, remove your thumb from the bobbin and pull on the thread. It should have some tension on it.
Next,placing a thumb or finger on the bobbin to keep it from falling out, turn the bobbin case over.
Keeping the finger sticking up lift the lever on the
front of the case and insert the bobbin and bobbin case onto the spindle inside the hook assembly(The part that is in the bottom of the machine that turns when the hand wheel is turned.) Don't worry about the thread that is sticking out.
Holding the upper thread under the presser foot ,turn the handwheel towards you until the top thread pulls the lower thread to the top. Pull the thread to the left of the machine, insert your fabric, lower the presser foot and begin sewing
One more thing , The finger sticking up on the bobbin case will go into a slot on the ring holding the hook inside the machine.
Hope this solves your problem.
Be sure you thread the upper part properly. It should go through the tension, then the take up lever and then the needle. Tension should be set at around 5
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
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