The bobbin will not turn when trying to wind the bobbin. The screen displays "Bobbin Winding" but the bobbin does not turn. The machine has not been used for a few months and then when winding the bobbin it would turn slow at first then speed up. How can I fix this problem?
I have the same problem and was skeptical of the drop of oil solution but it worked. I had taken my baby lock ellure apart while investigating previously and found nothing else wrong. Tried a few drops of oil and after a moment it started winding noisily and then settled right in!! Working perfectly now!
If you have a top winding bobbin on the right hand side it may be that the winder is seizing up, you must put a drop of oil now and again down the spindle otherwise it goes dry very quickly at high speed.
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Try winding it the opposite way you are doing it now in regards speed. If you are winding it on full speed, try winding the bobbin slower. If you are winding it slow, try faster. Also check that the thread is threading properly and is not catching somewhere, and also that the tension is correct. Finally, test with a thread that you have not experienced problems before.
None of my sewing machines need the wheel to be loosened for bobbin winding. The Singer Touch & Sew bobbins are filled in place. Use the handwheel to get the needle into the highest position (just turn the wheel). Wrap the top thread around the screw that holds the presser foot; open the slide plate part way and press the bobbin wind button. Hold the top thread and then begin winding by stepping on the foot pedal.. The thread should break after a few winds.
The Kenmore and the Husqvarna Vikings both get wound at the top. Place bobbin on winding pin. With the needle up and metal presser foot in place thread the top thread up to the bobbin (through the guides) and up through the hole in the bobbin. Slide the bobbin winding switch over towards the bobbin. Hold the thread tightly and begin winding (step on the foot control). After a few winds are on the bobbin, cut the thread that you were holding flush with the top of the bobbin. Continue winding the bobbin. (The newest Viking in the group has a computer screen; on that one, do not press OK until done winding the bobbin.)
However, if the handwheel is not turning and the needle is down, first find out why it isn't turning properly. This could indicate a tangle of thread somewhere in the system. (The older Husqvarna sewing machine in my home has a non-functional handwheel. The machine will still sew but you have to use the needle up/down switch that forces the needle to stop in the up position before you run out of bobbin.)
Please add a comment with the specifics of your sewing machine and I'll be glad to add additional information.
Presumably you have turned the machine off, and then back on again to, in effect, reboot the machine's computer? The only other suggestion I can think of, is to ensure that the bobbin winding post is FULLY to the left when you want to sew. It may be worth looking around the bottom of the winding post to see if there is any build-up of thread (or other stuff) that is preventing the post going to the fully-left position.