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My bobbin winds unevenly, there is always more thread at the bottom of it than there is at the top. Neither switching to the original pfaff bobbin nor either spool position works.

Pfaff Select 4.0, I haven't tried winding with the machine threaded, but I doubt it would make any difference, also the bobbin moves around forward and backward in the metal case, is that normal?

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The bobbin winder probably needs a slight position adjustment. However, as Roger suggested, I use a pencil or other handy tool to help guide the thread onto the bobbin if the bobbin is winding unevenly.

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I always use my finger to guide the thread as the bobbin is winding,the bobbin shouldn't be moving around in the metalcase probably needs tightened.

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Does it wind slow with both methods? I would double check that the thread path is correct--incorrect thread path could cause it move slower

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2. Make sure that the bobbin is pushed all the way down on the bobbin winding spindle.
3. Make sure that the bobbin winder is engaged ... pushed over for winding.
4. Make sure that the thread is not tightly wound around something preventing it from advancing onto the bobbin.
5. Refer to page 18 of the Manual. If you need one, it is available for free at:
PFAFF tiptronic 6232 Instruction Manual Page 22

May this get you back to sewing very quickly. Please give me a thumbs up if this is helpful, otherwise send me more information.
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against the spool.

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back to front. Pull the thread clockwise around

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