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Bobbin Problem When I go to wine my bobbin. It will start a little bit and then stop and flash the number 88. What is the problem?

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There should be a troubleshooting section in the manual that will direct you to what you need to do.

If you need a manual, go to the Singer Company website to download.

Posted on May 08, 2010

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    Darlene Johnson Nov 21, 2013

    No troubleshooting codes in my manual

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you can download it from here http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/467_7466_efs.pdf

I can't see anything relating to error message 88 in the manual.

So I would suggest you start by trouble shooting the bobbin case, go to page 76 in manual and folloing images, take out bobbin case, clean and replace it. Turn machine off first and once its back in turn it on and see if the 88 code has reset.

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