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How to fill a bobbin


Hi, not familiar with this machine, but a few tips -
Unthread the machine fully. Remove the bobbin. Is the bobbin thread the same as the top thread? Is it a Quality thread (yes, cheapie thread can give big issues!!) Do you have several different threads wound onto the bobbin?? Is the bobbin thread wound on quite tight? If you push your finger nail into the thread wound onto the bobbin, it must not feel soft or spongy. .... hope this in general helps some!

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Wound it up to tight


Have a repair shop look before real damage happens to this.

Dec 10, 2012 | Watches

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How do I remove the head for repair. The line spool is off but I can't get the head off


Cover the threaded end of the driveshaft with a rag and grasp it firmly with a pair of pliars; holding it stationary. Then, unscrew the string head housing. Make sure the drive doesn't flex much while doing this as it is just a tightly wound cable and can easily kink leading to it breaking. It is just a tightly wound cable that is not extremely strong.

May 08, 2011 | Garden

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How do i fix a watch thats wound too tight


Well, you begin with the correct premise. Your watch isn't wound too tight. It just isn't running so you made the 'assumption' it was because it is fully wound. Your actual problem is the watch isn't running and therefore the spring is not running down. It may be not running for many reasons. Suggest you take it to a watchmaker and he/she may be able to help you.

Mar 14, 2011 | Watches

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Watch will not wind. Wound too tight. How do you fix a watch that is wound too tight?


The best solution is to lightly tap on the watch, this will keep it running until the spring is unwound enough to run on it's own.

Jan 08, 2011 | Watches

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My icon 600w elect trimmer is not feeding the thread through so every 20 seconds i have to stop and fix it


It sounds like your is getting thread is getting wound up tight. You might try winding in the opposite direction.

Jan 09, 2010 | Garden

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MISSING YELLOW WHEN RUNNING test. Replaced cartridge and still no yellow. Updated driver, but still does it. Can I fix it myself?


Use a tightly wound cotton swab and denatured alcohol to clean the jets on the bottom of the cartidge tray. If that does not fix it use a clean pencil eraser and clean the contacts of the tray ( gently ).

Dec 16, 2009 | HP DeskJet 990cse InkJet Printer

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Problem with bobbin too tight. Bobbin wound


On the side of the bobbin holder there is a spring that the thread goes under.

Holding that spring is a screw, put a couple of pieces of clothe in your machine.

Loosen the screw holding the spring 1 x 8th of a turn at a time...Until the machine sews correctly...

Jul 11, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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I have a viking Iris sewing and embroidery machine and the bobbin thread is bunching up underneath so then the thread breaks


When I had that happen, it turned out that I had not wound the bobbin thread correctly (it was not wound tight and smooth enough). Wound a new bobbin from scratch, and all worked fine.

Feb 18, 2009 | Husqvarna Rose

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Believe chime springs have been over wound


The idea of "overwinding" is probably the most common myth in clockmaking. A clock cannot be wound too tight, unless it is wound so hard that the mainspring breaks, in which case the spring becomes completely unwound and will not wind up again. What has actually happened is that the clock is fully wound, but does not unwind because it is not running for some other reason. Letting down the mainspring would have no benefit.
You're correct that the clock was made in 1974. This is far beyond the expected lifespan of the clock. It is possible that lubrication by a qualified clock repairer could get the clock running again, but considering its age, it may be more likely that the movement is worn out, dirty or corroded and needs replacement.
The three keys should be wound all the way, as far as they will go, once a week. This clock should be self-starting when wound, so the fact that it has been sitting wound without running for years indicates a previous problem that prevented the clock from starting and running the mainspring down on its own.

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