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I don't have the manual for my machine and am having trouble winding the thread onto the bobbin. Is there any visual help online for this?

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I don't know of any web video, but you may have simply forgotten a step. Guide the thread from the spool to the left and under the little tension disk, then to the right. The bobbin should not be turning freely, but have a little pin holding it, then push the bobbin to the right to disengage the motor function for the needle and disengage the flywheel. Hope that helps.

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Which Singer machine do you have? I know how to wind and insert a full bobbin for some models.

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Other models are wound at the top of the machine. For some of with a drop-in bobbin, you need to bring the thread down to a catch and then off to the left to another catch. Some have a vertical bobbin. I don't remember if they all have a removable case. Those that do need the thread to come through a notch on the case that pulls the thread under a spring that keeps the bobbin tension. However you should check your manual. If you do not have a manual, check if one is available online. (http://www.singerco.com/accessories/instruction-manuals has many of the Singer manuals for sale or download.)

If you post a comment with the model of your machine, I'll give you a description of threading the bobbin or winding one.

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Sounds like the bobbin may not be the right one for your machine. YOu haven't said what make and model this is but you should check your manual or online to ensure you have the correct bobbin for it. I've seen Elna's with Singer bobbins in, they'll stitch okay but then tension problems occur, you need to have the right one for your machine. (if you aren't sure, try looking at www.sewusa.com or www.sewingpartsonline.com to find the bobbin described for your machine.)

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Now take the thread off it and rewind a fresh bobbin making sure you've got tension on the thread the whole time and that the thread winds onto the bobbin very smoothly and evenly. This is something that is not emphasied in sewing machine manuals but makes a HUGE difference. Think of your garden hose coiled onto the hose reel. If you wind as the hose wants to go, it goes onto the reel all over the place, then jams up and you can't get it all on there. Look at how a thread spool is wound, the factories wind the thread in a very neat sequence and you want your bobbin to look the same. So always use the tensioner on top of the machine to take the thead around when winding the bobbin. If you don't have one, then put tension onto the thread spool the thread is coming off to ensure the thread runs off at a constant tension and speed.

Carefully watch the thread as it goes onto the bobbin and nudge it with your fingertip to get it to fill evenly top, bottom and middle of the bobbin. Stop when 3/4 full.

Now put bobbin to bobbin holder ensuring that it goes in the right way, always the thread should come off the bobbin and reverse direction in a V shape. Click the thread into the tension spring. Double check it is in there and then thread up the rest of the machine and test sew.

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I would suggest that you revisit the threading up in your manual and double check that the top thread is under tension.

However, if the stitiching on top of the fabric is wonky, this is your bottom tension too loose, and if stitching on the the underside of the fabric is loose, its the top tension causing it.

Quite often bobbin winding can be the cause of bad stitching so pull out the manual and wind a bobbin carefully following the instructions, making sure that the thread is under gentle tension as it winds. What you don't want is for the thread spool to bounce around as it unwinds onto the bobbin as this gives uneven tension of the thread and when you then stitch a seam, the thread relaxes in different amounts causing puckering.

So wind at 3/4 speed, and gently guide the thread onto the bobbin so it fills evenly across the whole core. And ensure there is tension on via a tension guide if your machine has one. If not, then place the curved handle of your scissors onto the top of the thread spool and hold it there as you wind, which holds the spool down and keeps the thread coming off it smoothly.

Always raise the pressure foot when you thread the machine so the top thread goes into tension fully. And new needle for each new sewing job is really important, make sure it is the right size and type of needle for the fabric you are sewing.

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If the fly wheel is going around then the clutch isn't disengaged to wind the bobbin, you need to pull out the flywheel on your model to disengage the clutch for bobbin winding.

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Take thread from thread spool across to bobbin winder thread guide, then back to bobbin and thread the tail through the hole on top of the bobbin. Place bobbin onto spindle on top of machine and then push it against the stop to engage the bobbin winding motor. HOld the thread tail up and start winding slowly until the bobbin core has been covered including the starting point. Stop and trim off the thread tail with scissors. COntinue winding bobbin and give the thread a nudge if needed to wind evening top middle and bottom of the bobbin. A good smooth wind is important. Also don't wind at full speed and keep an eye on the thread reel that the thread is coming off, you don't want it bouncing around as this will **** the thread and stretch then relax it affecting your bobbin wind.

Obviously if you know this and the bobbin winding mechanisim is just not working, then it will need a service/replacement by an Elna repair person.

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Stiches are uneven & the thread bundles up on the back. I have lost my instruction book, so it is hard to slove the problem. If you could send me a new one, I will pay you for it! Linda P...


you can download a manual from here
http://www.ps2netdrivers.net/heirloom.edition/elna.6005/

If you are getting loops in the thread underneath check your top tension, thread is probably not into the tension discs fully or at all. If you can get at them, clean between the tension discs, turn tension knob to zero, then "floss" between with the selvage edge of a clean piece of cotton fabric to remove any dye buildup or lint. Cheaper threads will shed fibres as they go through tension so best to avoid those bargain bin threads, fine for hand sewing but not so great on the machine long term. If you can't get at the tension discs then consider having a clean and service at least bi-annually to keep them clean as well as the other internal moving parts.

Uneven stitches can be caused by a blunt needle - you should put in a new one for each new sewing project (4-6 hours sewing time) ensuring it is a sharp for wovens or ball point for knits. There is a great guide to needles at http://sewing.about.com/od/sewingmachineindex/ig/Sewing-Machine-Needles/

Also review how you wind the bobbin, there needs to be tension onto the thread as it goes onto the bobbin, there might be a silver tension disc on top the thread goes around. Wind slowly, and apply a little pressure onto the top of the thread spool you are winding off - your scissors handle is good. This stops the spool bouncing around causing uneven tension on the thread. If the thread is stretched, then relaxed as it winds onto the bobbin, then it will go back to its normal position in the seam causing puckers.

Here's how I wind - take the thread from the spool across to the tension disc, then back to the bobbin, put thread tail through the hole on the bobbin and hold the tail. Pop bobbin onto bobbin winder spindle and click across to engage. Hold the tail and start winding (might be a button on your machine, or just the foot control), wind just enough to go across the bobbin core and hold the starting point. Stop and snip off the thread tail with your scissors. Restart winding slowly while putting some pressure onto the thread spool with your scissors curved handle into the top (I usually use Guttermann thread and they are tall spools coming up past the top of the pin, this might not apply if using a shorter spool but put some pressure onto it). Watch the thread going onto the bobbin and give it a nudge with your finger tip to ensure the thread fills top, middle and bottom of the core evenly, you don't want it all on the bottom or all in the middle.

Wind until 3/4 full, then stop, cut and remove from the spindle and return machine to normal sewing mode. If you have a mushroom type cap put it onto the thread spool now so the thread winds off smoothly as you sew. Also put a felt circle under your thread spool to assist smooth thread flow.

Also, have you cleaned in the rotary hook? You should brush this out each time you use the machine and refering to the manual, remove the bobbin holder/case and clean under it. All machines will get lint/thread bit build up in the rotary hook and need regular cleaning out to prevent impaired operation. Your machine probably also has a oiling wick under the holder, in a little depression in the middle. Don't touch it but you can give it a drop of good quality clear sewing machine oil every few months. Manufacturers would like you to give the machine to them annually for cleaning/lube etc but you can certainly do some cleaning regularly yourself to prolong machine life and keep it running smoothly.

Also, keep machine covered when not in use, never in full sunlight (plastic will yellow) and not in a damp area.

I hope that these tips help you a little, certainly if you try all the above and the machine still isn't performing as it should, then take it back to your dealer and ask them to test sew and confirm if it needs a service. A good dealer would do this for you ( I usually ring first so I don't get them at a busy time though). I have my machines serviced every two years and clean/oil myself each month in between.
Happy sewing.

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