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Problem with winding thread onto the bobbin (small free- arm Singer 100 sewing machine). Once bobbin winder shaft is pushed to the right nothing happens-bobbin rod does not start turning so I cannot wind the thread onto the bobbin. It has worked very well for a number of years. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    Hi



    I also have a bobbin winding problem. I have a Singer 100 compact free arm sewing machine and can't get the bobbin to wind. The machine sews perfectly well but the bobbin winder doesn't turn. I have checked the manual and I am definitely doing everything right so not sure what to do now.



    I have checked the winder and am unable to turn it manually and have also checked the white plastic washer on the bobbin winder and it is not worn.



    Any suggestions gratefully received.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    the thread is winding under the bobbin

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Bobbin winder will not wind thread- although digital reader says machine is winding

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    would like to have directions winding the bobbin

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    cannot wind the bobbin the thread winds on top of the bobbin

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    i am unable to wind a bobbin. The bobbin winder is idle when I turn the hand wheel

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    I am having trouble winding the bobbin. The bobbin winder goes idle when I turn the hand wheel.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Where can I buy a new one ?

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First you must make sure the winder shaft is turning by moving it to the right a little and see if you can turn it by hand.
If it is turning ok then there is a rubber ring on the other end of the winder shaft and it should come in contact with the drive which turnes it ,if it is worn it might need a new rubber.

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    riverqueen29 Jan 11, 2012

    The rubber ring is oiled , not dry. It is coming into contact with the gear but the rubber wheel is not spinning.

  • BJ sewing Sep 11, 2012

    The rubber ring MUST NOT have ANY oil on it or it won't get traction.

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Put a drop of oil on the bobbin winder shaft, then turn the bobbin winder by hand until it is free running, but don't get ANY on the rubber ring.

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