Obviously, none of us are seamstresses in our home. We wound the bobbin but can't remember how to load it. There's the bobbin casing which we loaded the bobbin in, but then there's a metal ring that fell out or dropped out when my daughter took the empty bobbin out, and you would think we could use common sense to fit everything back in. Alas. I've spent the last half hour manipulating the ring and casing to no avail. Any help would be appreciated!
p.s. I'm not positive that this machine is a White 1414, but it looks similar.
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Re: Can't remember how to load the bobbin
If you have the seperate bobbin case that goes into the raceway, that is the bit which should have a black clip either side, make sure the needle is at the top , with the two black clips open the gate can be dropped down or taken off, the half moon shape shuttle should fit in quite easily, put the gate back up and put the clips acrosss to hold it in, take the bobbin case by the latch with thumb and forefinger and pop it in.
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If you thread is coming out all tangled continue.
I Had this problem and found I had missed one leg of the threading.
I had an experienced seamstress look at our portable and could not get bobbin working. I took thread and redid it ,seems I had missed leg that went down.
she did to now all is well.
Check that you have put the bobbin in the correct way. check that it is the correct bobbin for that machine and you could also check that the bobbin has been wound properly. If you load your bobbin up with different threads and not let if fill with only one thread you can have problems. Also clean out the bobbin area sometimes a bit of fluff can be caught in the bobbin area. cheers Dot
there should be a spare thread holder on the machine and a bobbin mount near the drive wheel of the machine. The bobbin goes on the bobbin mount which is pushed onto the drive wheel in order that it is rotated. the thread should be wound onto the bobbin and the the motor should be actuated. This should wind the bobbin. This is usually done with the thread out of the needle.
usually put the bobbin in the bobbin case insert in machine then turn by hand the right hand wheel the needle thread picks up the bobbin thread and pulls it to the top by the presser foot where the seamstress can get ahold of it
are you using pre-wound bobbins? or bobbins you've wound yourself? they might be too full or over wound (too much thread) this happens with pre-wound or some you've wound yourself. Also make sure you are loading the bobbin correctly. You also might try another bobbin, as sometimes they can get warped if they are the plastic kind.
I suggest checking youtube for a video also make sure the bobbin is not warped or bent or damaged make sure the bobbin is not over full if none of this helps, then take the machine to a sewing machine repair shop to be checked, to see if there is something wrong with the hook and hook race.
try these suggestions change the needle--normally flat side goes to the back of the machine rethread the machine top & bobbin make sure the bobbin is wound correctly & that the bobbin is inserted correctly in to the bobbin case also make sure that the bobbin spindle is in the position to the left when not in use clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or loose threads if none of these suggestions work then the machine needs to be checked