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The big wheel around my small wheel ( that I

The big wheel around my small wheel ( that I loosen for bobbin) is tight and does not want to turn. What can I do?

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Open the face plate and bobbin area to see if there is a thread jam.

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Why is the hand wheel so tights


It shouldn't be too tight. Clean out and remove the bobbin/bobbin case. Now, try to turn it. Does it turn any better? If it does turn easily without the bobbin case and bobbin installed you know the bobbin case was out of adjustment.
To adjust the bobbin case reinstall the bobbin case. Slightly move the hand wheel back and forth. There should only be slight movement of the bobbin case. The bobbin case is held in place by a small piece of metal next to the bobbin case.on the lower right corner. Just make the adjustment to prevent the case from movement.
The hand wheel can also be prevented from movement due to the interior parts of the machine being filled with dried greese. If you're feel safe about this you can remove the front, back, etc and inspect for buildup. Clean it up with carburetor cleaner and a qtip. Try not to douse the plastic gears with this. Clean it thoroughtly. Put sewing machine oil on all steel against steel movement. Any plastic movement should be done with a non petrolium product like silican spray. You can move the hand wheel a great deal to observe any parts that may have movement probmems.

Jul 08, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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The panel lights up and then all stitches blink and there is a beep. No power and presser foot does not work.


1. Remove the bobbin and bobbin case. Try checking to see if the machine will set up without power loss.
If it stays on you need to adjust the bobbin case so it is just tight enough to keep it from spinning. Put the bobbin case in. There are screws on top of the case to loosen. Move the hand wheel each direction and see it move. The screws will allow a bracket to move to a point which will prevent the bobbin case from spinning.
Replace the bobbin. Check the tension. (See instruction)
2. While rotating the hand wheel check the bobbin to see if the needle thread moves across the top of the bobbin without getting stuck. Also, pay attention if the needle hits the sides.
3. If the thread gets stuck the bobbin case will need to be loosened about one hair strand distance.
4. If power loss is still a loss check good connection to the socket. Sometimes making a small bend will correction.
5. Check the connection to the machine. If it is loose you may need to make a very small bend on the connection. They have to be tight.
6. The same thing has to be done with the foot controller.
See attachment for tension adjustment.

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Aug 13, 2015 | Singer 8763 Curvy

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The needle acts like it is hitting something but there are no threads.


Test: Put needle on straight stitch. Put needle all the way to the left and turn the hand wheel forward.
Now move the needle to the right and do this again.
Did the hand wheel move all the way for one of the two sides the needle was placed?
If your answer is yes then you need to get the machine timed.
Also, make sure that your brake used for winding the bobbins is tight. If it is tight then loosen the small screw (usually on front of hand wheel). Move the brake forward a little more to tighten and then tighten the small screw again. Look at my picture.
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Jun 26, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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In sewing mode the motor turns but needle does not move. I have checked bobbin & upper thread - any help?


1. Try to turn the hand wheel. Does the needle move?
2. Make sure the center wheel on the hand crank is tight.
Try the hand wheel now. If you still don't have luck try this.
3. Loosen the center wheel on the hand wheel. There is a small screw on the center wheel on the front or side. Loosen it until it almost comes out.
4. Now tighten the center wheel. (clockwise) Does the needle move if you move the hand wheel? If it does you can tighten the small screw.
5. If this doesn't do the job you will have to take the cover to the motor off. The motor has a bolt to loosen. As you loosen the bolt you can move the motor until it tightens the belt and makes it aligned as well. Run the motor slowly with the foot pedal and adjust the motor until it operates at it's highest speed. Now tighten. Replace all covers.
6. The belt is sometimes in need of replacing but not usual. You will know when you take the panel off.

Apr 16, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Can' rewind the bobbin for my sewing machine


have you loosened the hand wheel . bobbin will not wind if the wheel is tight

Mar 17, 2015 | Brother Sewing Machines

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How do I add thread to the bobbin


The small box you will turn towards you while you hold the big handwheel. It might me very tight but it isn't going to break by turning hard. Tighten the small screw before you begin. When it is loose you can wind your bobbin.
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Feb 23, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Hand wheel wont turn to raise needle.


If handwheel does not turn, you may have thread jammed in the hook. First try to force the handwheel BACKWARDS to try to force thread back out of hook. If handwheel turns, look around hook area and you will probably see a small piece of thread. Remove it with tweezers. To help eliminate this from happening, be sure to hold the needle thread when starting off.

Jan 18, 2015 | Brother Computerized Sewing/Quilting...

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Elastic thread pulled too tight in Janome Sewist 525S


I would say your tension spring is shot on your tension assembly. replace it.

Mar 27, 2017 | Janome Sewist 525S Mechanical Sewing...

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I only want to know if the wheel must be loosened to wind the bobbin and if so with direction, to the front or backwards and press and turn or pull and turn.thanks


Which make and model sewing machine do you have?

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.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Feb 28, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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How do I thread the bobbin in a kenmore 17628


you shoul check your manual.

If you don't have one,
I'am not sure what this machine looks like,

On the top part of the machine, put your thread on the thread spool,(on the right) the thread should be brought over to the left side and wraped around a small button looking piece. then brought back towards the spool of thread, bring the thread through a small hole in the bobbin, pul 2-3inch out, place the bobbin on the small metal bobbin holder and push to the right,

make sure pressure foot is up. you will need to loosen the hand wheel, hold the hand wheel with the left and and with the right hand turn the center circle back to it loosend (counter clockwise)

make sure the bobbin wind evenly

Aug 27, 2009 | Kenmore 17628

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