Question about PfaFF Sewing Machines
I am trying to insert the bobbin case into the bobbin housing. The housing (metal hardware that the bobbin case sits in) was not moving that I recall when I started sewing tonight. I threaded a bobbin and went to insert the bobbin case. The bobbin case would not insert with the large opening facing up into the bobbin case housing. The housing now turns left or right, but will not turn up enough to allow the bobbin case to be inserted and sit at the correct angle. I just bought this machine and today is the first time using it. Any idea what is wrong?
Posted by Anonymous on
I suspect the "housing" you refer to is not seated completely. Be sure to wiggle it until it slips into place. Once it is seated, the bobbin case should seat firmly as well.
Posted on May 02, 2017
This has happened to me, even though I have been sewing for 30 yrs. When I take the bobbin holder out I realise what I have done wrong. When placing a bobbin into the bobbin holder the thread must be running around the bobbin CLOCKWISE. If incorrect take bobbin out of holder turn it over, so now the thread will run clockwise.If bobbin placed in holder and thread runs anti-clockwise, when you tried to turn wheel to bring bobbin thread up, it will either not do it at all or will make a huge tangle of the threads. Happy Sewing
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
there are a couple of things that come to mind.
Bobbin: wound with uneven tension. Try taking the bobbin, rewind that thread onto another bobbin and wind slowly. make sure the thread feeds onto the new bobbin evenly.
upper thread: catching on something or not flowing off the spool easily.
you're doing well, sounds like you consulted the manual and used your noggin, hang in there and let me know if this doesn't help. we can troubleshoot some more!
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
Are you sure you have the proper bobbin for the machine I have purchased spare bobbins before and they sometimes dont work for all machines
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
Testimonial: "I think I'm using the bobbins that came with the machine, but I'll check this out. Thx. "
Hi, try to turn your handwheel using slight pressure. If it moves a tiny bit, you probably have thread caught.in between the bobbin wheel that holds your bobbin case. There is an outer ring and an inner shuttle. Place a drop of sewing machine oil in the inside of where these two are seated together. Now watch your shuttle as you turn the handwheel towards you. You may have to apply some force but you will not damage anything by using the force you can generate with your hand. You will see the thread move out. Pull it out with your fingers. If it breaks or doesn't get all of the thread, repeat the process. On most machines you never want to turn the handwheel away from you. This will cause damage to the motor over time. Make sure to stitch it out in straight stitch to check that it's sewing correctly. Thread jams happen when you get nesting (knots of thread) under the needle plate. This occurs usually when you are sewing light or tightly woven fabric with a heavy stitch, such as an appliique stitch. Try using a light wash-away stabilizer under the fabric or in the seam to prevent this. If it's an older machine or a newer Singer, hold the end of your top thread for the first couple of stitches, too.
Posted on Dec 12, 2010
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