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Sewing machine: Problem getting bobbin to automatically wind with thread from spool

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I just purchased a used Memory Craft 5500 sewing machine made by New Home. The dealer told me it was made by Janome 10 years ago.

I need help figuring out how to get the bobbin to wind from the spool of thread. I was shown how to place the spool into the top of the machine, and how to thread the spool to the bobbin. When I click the knob which holds the bobbin, ready to be automatically wound from the spool, it only winds in very small increments. I press my foot on the pedal on the floor, and I cannot get the bobbin to wind quickly. The machine seems to think that I am trying to sew instead of wind the bobbin (the sewing mechinism moves up and down). The digital readout, however, is "SP" which I am assuming means "spool." Do you have an idea why the bobbin winds only in small increments instead of continuously? I have no problem getting the machine to sew.....it's just trying to get the bobbin to wind automatically that is the problem.

Thank you!
-Nanny

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You also need to pull out the knob in the center of the Wheel It is a great machine.

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You ought to have a 3 mth warantee with this used machine, take it back to the dealer and have them fix this problem...in Australia, consumer law provides that the sale of goods requires that they are "fit for their intended purpose".....there is almost certainly a similar provision where you are........get it remedied soon, as a feature that has not worked since you purchased ....perhaps calling first to ensure you are able to meet with the service person to explain.

I would not recommend you open it yourself until the dealer has looked at it.

If they cannot fix it, ask for replacement or money back.

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