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Bobbin winder won't spin Cannot load bobbin because the spindle does not revolve otherwise machine sews well.

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    after use the blade would not dislodge from the spindle it revolves on. I love this little machine and would like to hear that it can be fixed.

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Can be dirt or particles that have made it stuck with friction and so a resetting /overhauling with good oiling, degresing will resolve the matter, provided there is wearing off in the drive.
First use a degreasing spray before you can disemble.

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

  • pjpebbles Apr 14, 2011

    Hi, how do you actually do this though...degrease before disassembling the machine. I tried to disassemble it tonight and couldn't even pull it apart after removing all the screws? I can hear that it needs some lubrication in there somewhere but how to I get to it. Are there online instructions somewhere for this.

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