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Singer 7442 Bobbin Will not wind

Whenever I engage the bobbin to wind, and press the foot switch, it immediately locks up and all lights light up. To get it to do anything but blink, I have to flip the on/off switch. Then it starts for just a second, winds two or three rounds and locked up again, with a high pitched electronic squeal, all lights blinking again.

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  • jomath Jan 19, 2008

    The bottom is molded and a part of the right half or left half of the case, rather like a clam held vertically. After removing the screws, was still unable to get it open--must be some tiny catch hidden to make it difficult to get inside unless professionally trained. I did not get a manual with it, so have only past experience with various machines for operational info.

  • Reynaldo0419 Aug 24, 2008

    Whenever I engage the bobbin to wind, and press the foot switch, it
    immediately locks up and all lights light up. To get it to do anything
    but blink, I have to flip the on/off switch. Then it starts for just a
    second, winds two or three rounds and locked up again, with a high
    pitched electronic squeal, all lights blinking again.

  • rcrosby05 Apr 17, 2009

    The same thing happened to me. I shut it off, called the manufacturer, and was told it had to be sent in to a warranty center 3 states away. Looked online for further support, then I decided to try it again an hour later and it worked. I think it might get hot, and not work, just my theory. I am just happy I don't have to send it away!

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My wife had the same problem with a high pitched electronic squeal, all lights blinking. A quick cleaning of the machine cured the problem. Raise the needle to the highest point and remove the needle plate by removing the 2 screws. Remove the bobbin case and clean all the fibers out and your machine will run like new.

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I had a similar problem I connected a voltage stabilizer to the machine and all works fine guys this machine is sensitive to voltage so plz see that the voltage is perfect.

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I accidentally used 220V for my singer 7442, I don't know if there is a fuse that I can change? can someone help me with this?

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SOURCE: Singer 7442 Bobbin Will not wind

to wind a bobbin you get thread and put it where it usually would be put it behind those 2 metal piece (see pic in manual) and there put it around the thread guide and then u put the tip of the thread through the hole of the top of the bobbin from the inside to the outside  and u are really to start, u should already have the bobbin and the spinning metal piece, then u move the metal piece to the right into the notch and press the presser foot and hold it until it stops you and you're done :-)

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