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Re: Bobbin case turns in its place
You need to remove the needle plate and take out the bobbin case. Examine it for any rough spots, scratches or burrs. When you find them, you will need to remove them with an emery stick and then buff it with very fine steel wool. Reinstall the bobbin case and the needle plate. Put the bobbin in the machine so that it turns counter clockwise when you pull the thread. Rethread the top of the machine and change the needle. Hold the needle thread , turn the handwheel and see if the bobbin thread is picked up without snagging anyplace. If it's okay, sew away. sewman7
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some machine, you have to push the bobbin winder spindle to the right so that it will wind the bobbin, I have to on mine. but if you've already done that then the machine needs to be checked to see what wrong with the bobbin winder spindle
I had the same problem with my singer 20u professional. I tried to find the answer here but no help but I made a call & she said the bobbing might be too big fer the bobbing holder. the bobbing holder is the round metle thing that fits in ure machine. u have to make sure the bobbing ( the thang that holds the thread is the exact same size as the bobbing holder. Hope this helps.
Your problem lies with the main shaft that is to tight to release the bobbin winder mechanism, because of old grease and oil becoming sticky. A short term solution will be to remove the needle, in order not to hurt you, and then hold on to the needle bar with your left hand, while engaging the bobbin lever with your left hand. This will prevent the main shaft to rotate and your winder should work. In the long term, take it to your dealer to clean the oil and grease. You will not be able to open the machine casing yourselve, as you might damage the casing and or electronics.