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Bobbin thread i can't pull up the bobbin thread. I put the needle down in the hole but the bobbin thread will not come up.

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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

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Thread a bobbin on a 5825c


If you mean the Singer 5285C, the manual is available from Singer here: http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/449_5_6_8_10_slide.pdf . The diagram for winding the bobbin is on page 14 and inserting the bobbin is on page 15.

I'll attempt to walk through the steps. Push in on the indent on the hand wheel to lock the needle in the current position (note rotate the needle up first). Then with a spool on the spool pin and the cap securely holding the spool on the pin, snap the thread through the thread guide post (near the center back of the top of the machine). Then wind the thread clockwise through the bobbin tension guide (towards the center front of the top of the machine). Next run the thread through the hole in the bobbin (inside to outside). Place the bobbin on the bobbin spindle on the front of the machine near the right hand side of the machine. Hold onto the thread end at the bobbin and start pushing down of the foot controller. Fill the bobbin to the amount of thread that you need, or until it stops. Cut the thread going from the spool to the bobbin.. Remove the bobbin from the spindle and trim the thread end that is sticking through the hole in the bobbin. Press the hand wheel disc on the side opposite from the indent.

Inserting the bobbin requires you to lift the presser foot and have the needle in the highest position. Slide open the face plate and remove the empty or wrong color bobbin. With the hole in the bobbin up, pull about 4" of thread off the bobbin. Place the bobbin in the bobbin case and hold it down lightly with a finger. Guide the thread through the notch near the front of the bobbin case. Then lead the thread down into the slot on the left and then around the second notch. The thread should be heading towards the center of the bobbin (left to right). Pull the thread diagonally back to the back of the machine and slide the bobbin cover closed. The thread should be coming up through the opening between the cover and the needle faceplate. To pull up the bobbin thread, thread the needle and then hold onto this top thread. Rotate the hand-wheel towards you until the needle rises above the needle plate. Gently tug on the top thread to bring up the loop of thread. Separate the needle thread from the bobbin thread with your fingers. Bring the top thread through the left side opening in the presser foot and then pull both threads to the back of the machine.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

May 24, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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Bobbin thread on excelw18 just pulls out after stitching


You have to keep the presser foot in the UP position in order to thread it properly. If presser foot is in DOWN position when threading, the thread cannot fall correctly into the tension discs.
Needle nice and new? Inserted all the way up as far as it can possibly go in the needle bar groove? Flat side toward back and thread inserted into the eye of the needle front to back? Feed dogs cleaned of broken thread?
If bobbin thread is problem, it's a threading issue. Did you actually put your threaded needle down into the needle hole and make a loop with your bobbin thread? Quite fixable. Relax, have a cup of tea and get away from machine for a good minute, then check all the things I just mentioned. Then you will be sewing happily in no time.
Jimmy

Apr 11, 2012 | New Home Sewing Machines

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How do you thread the Elna Carina?


thought I had a manual with an image of this but can't find it.

But pretty simple.
tally_girl_31.jpg Place thread onto one of the spool pins at the back right, and pull thread across to the left and around the white blob on top of the machine head then back to the right to the little thread eyelet, down through this and down to the thread guide taking thread around it from the right and back up on the left side, back up and through the thread take up lever, then down again catching behidn the little thread guide, then to needle bar thread guide, then to needle eye.

ALWAYS HOLD THE two threads firmly behind the pressure foot when you start sewing - Really important.

Always wind and insert the bobbin with the holes on top, smooth side downwards. Place bobbin into bobbin holder and take thread take towards you and into the tension spring groove, pressing down on the thread with your finger until you hear it click into the tension spring. pull back the other way to check it is in there, if it comes out, do it again.

Bobbin will rotate anticlockwise when you pull the thread.

THen put needle plate cover down and draw bottom thread to the top using flywheel or the needle up/down button on these lovely machines.

Hope this helps, if not post again and I'll dig out images from my SU manual.

Jan 11, 2011 | Elna 2007 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Instruction on how to thread shark euro sewing machine


If you can email a picture I can help you drivewithken@blueyonder.co.uk

Mar 06, 2010 | Euro-Pro 7500XH Mechanical Sewing Machine

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How do I insert the bobbin into an Elna Lotus sewing machine (the old Lotus with flip sides)


Elna bobbins have holes on the top, so wind the bobbin with the holes on the top too. The Lotus bobbin winder doesn't have a tension device, thread just goes through an eyelet. So, place your scissors curved handle on top of your thread spool as it unwinds the thread to ensure the thread then winds onto your bobbin evenly. Also watch the bobbin fill and give the thread a nudge with your finger tip to fill top and bottom as well as the middle part, you want it to wind evenly across the full width of the bobbin. When full, pop bobbin winder back to left, cut thread and pull off the bobbin.

Then place the bobbin into the bobbin holder with the holes on top, and pull the loose thread tail around anti clockwise into the tension device and gently "click" it into the tension spring with the tip of your finger while holding the bobbin still with your other index finger.

You will be able to tell if it is in tension if you then pull the thread and it doesn't come out of the tension spring. It should feel firm with resistance but still release thread to a gentle pull. tally_girl_6.jpg Now thread the top down to the needle and holding the end of the needle thread, hand wind the fly wheel towards you to lower the needle and pull up the bobbin thread. Close the bobbin cover.

Always hold the two thread tails at the back of the sewing area as you start stitching a seam until you have stitched at least 4 or 5 stitches to avoid thread jams.

Lotus is a lovely vintage machine - there is a user group on Yahoo Elna heirlooms where you can find lots of info and pictures shared by members.

Dec 07, 2009 | Elna 8007

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Huge looping on bobbin side of fabrie


1. Unthread the top of the machine
2. Put in a new needle, flat side to the rear.
3. Lift the presser foot into the "up" position. (That releases the tension discs, so the thread can get deep into the unit.)
4.Rethread the top. After the needle is threaded, check the tension on the thread by pulling some thread through the needle to the rear of the machine, But first put the foot down but NOT on the thread. The needle should bow slightly before the thread comes through it, so it's going to feel "tight" but you will be able to pull it through the machine if everything is proper. (the dial should be on 5 or so) If there is no resistance on the thread, you may have some old thread jammed in the tension unit. Turn the dial to zero and raise the presser foot to release the discs as much as possible. Shine a light between the discs to make sure it's clean.
5. Check the bobbin tension by pulling on it's thread once you have it coming up through the hole in the needle plate. You should only feel slight resistance, nothing like the tightness of the needle thread. If it's value is zero the machine won't sew. There has to be some resistance on the bobbin thread but it's only slight not tight. If something has damaged the bobbin and it won't spin freely in it's casing, bad stitching will result.
6. Look for rough edges on the hole in the foot and the needle plate. There must not be any. If there are needle strikes that have put burrs in the metal, you have to smooth them with emory cloth sandpaper.
I hope this helps you get a good stitch!

Oct 23, 2009 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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My top thread is really loose and bunching up on the bottom with the bobbin thread.


1. Unthread the top of the machine
2. Put in a new needle, flat side to the rear.
3. Lift the presser foot into the "up" position. (That releases the tension discs, so the thread can get deep into the unit.)
4.Rethread the top. After the needle is threaded, check the tension on the thread by pulling some thread through the needle to the rear of the machine, But first put the foot down but NOT on the thread. The needle should bow slightly before the thread comes through it, so it's going to feel "tight" but you will be able to pull it through the machine if everything is proper. (the dial should be on 5 or so) If there is no resistance on the thread, you may have some old thread jammed in the tension unit. Turn the dial to zero and raise the presser foot to release the discs as much as possible. Shine a light between the discs to make sure it's clean.
5. Check the bobbin tension by pulling on it's thread once you have it coming up through the hole in the needle plate. You should only feel slight resistance, nothing like the tightness of the needle thread. If it's value is zero the machine won't sew. There has to be some resistance on the bobbin thread but it's only slight not tight. If something has damaged the bobbin and it won't spin freely in it's casing, bad stitching will result.
6. Look for rough edges on the hole in the foot and the needle plate. There must not be any. If there are needle strikes that have put burrs in the metal, you have to smooth them with emory cloth sandpaper.
I hope this helps you get a good stitch!

Oct 19, 2009 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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I have a Huskystar C10, I continue to get the machine jammed and get a rats nest below. I have also broken two needles. I have adjusted the tension and this continues. Any solutions?


This problem occurs because the machine is not pulling the top thread upward out of the bobbin area and all the threads then jam under the fabric. The problem looks like it's in the bottom of the machine, (and there is a slight chance it is) but 99% of the time it's caused from the top of the machine.

1. Remove the thread completely from the top.
2. Lift the presser foot into the "up"position. (When the foot is up, the top tension discs loosen and your thread can get deep into the unit where it belongs.)
3. Great time for a new needle, flat side to the back and make sure it's up in all the way.
4.When threading the machine I always think of, "Down, Up and Down".
You come from the top, down to the covered spring (called a check spring), then back up to the take up lever (the lever that moves up and down rapidly as the machine sews), then back down to the needle.
5. After the needle is threaded, lower the lever in the back so the foot goes down but don't put it on the thread. Hold the thread in your left hand, directly from the needle eye at this point, pull the thread towards the rear of the machine. You should feel a tightness in the thread, almost fighting you. The needle will bow slightly before the thread comes through the machine. If you have no resistance you've found your problem. (Tension number 4 or 5 should work)
6. Remove the bobbin, check the edges, are they smooth? Does the thread wound on the bobbin look balanced? It has to be for proper delivery. Make sure you are using the proper bobbin. There is a singer bobbin that looks like the one your machine takes but it will not work correctly. If you have different clear plastic bobbins and they are different in height, you machine takes the taller one. Drop in a good bobbin and thread the bobbin tension, make sure to "click" the thread in there good. Pick up the bobbin thread, through the hole of the needle plate by taking a stitch by turning the handwheel and gently pull on the bobbin thread to feel it's tension. It should be a fraction of the top "feel" that the needle thread had, they are never even. You should feel slight resistance from the bobbin thread, not tight. Try a test stitch and see what happens, hopefully your sewing!

Oct 15, 2009 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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Hi I am pretty sure that the bobbin and the thread are in correctly but when I put the material in the needle just put holes in the material. what am I doing wrong?


you may have adjusted the upper tension and made it so tight that the thread just pulls out of the needle and needle makes holes in fabric. you might want to check the feed of the bobbin, it will not allow the machine to sew if it is not able to be picked up by the needle. the bobbin thread is usually (when held in your hand) with the thread coming counter clock wise. and then it will lay in the bobbin holder and the end of the thread will come back to about the slide catch thing and be held there until the needle thread catches it (leave the cover off the bobbin area until you watch and see what happens then. Try adjusting the bobbing tension too hope you understand what I mean here.

Mar 07, 2009 | Singer 7444 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Kenmore sewing machine older model 1345381


hi! there wind thread on bobbins winder 4 times by your hand rotate clockwise,insert in shaft bobiins winder on top of your machine near hand wheel push latch to engage loop thread on disc winder tension start your machine on pedal foot automatically winder disengage if already filled up of thead pull this winder and insert to bobbins casing insert thread to slot and pull out winder 6411c87.jpgshould rotate clockwise as shown.insert on shuttle hook casing and close cover needle plate.next thread your upper

97b52e8.jpgthreading tension as shown on red threading from spool pull threading and loop to dial tension threading and insert thread to lever needle and to needle hole tip. pull tread under the needle foot and feeder tooth.rotate hand wheel counter clockwise to hook up thread bobbibs and appear at top of needle plate,teo thread shoul appear,set dial tension to # 3 and stich to # 8 range to # 12 depend on fabric and layer of fabrics and set on straight stich sewing,let needle on upper position insert fabric for trial sewiing.put down foot needle lever. manually by hand rotate for assurance needle is free to sew if obtruction on loop bobbins thread occurs adjust all tension gradually then try again until free from sewing w/o problem star sewing.

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