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From: emmysmom
Date: 01-24-2005, 05:46 PM (1 of 2)
hi. i am new at sewing and am pretty much having to teach myself. but, my thread got all bunched up, my needle broke and the bobbin case popped out. now, i can get it back in, but something is not right. machine is sluggish, and then case pops back out. please help me! do not want to spend money to take to a shop if it is something i can fix easily myself!! :smile:

oh by the way, i have a singer 5050, that probably helps huh!!?
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User: emmysmom
Member since: 01-24-2005
Total posts: 10
From: paroper
Date: 01-25-2005, 09:04 AM (2 of 2)
Most of the time when I place a bobbin case and it pops out it is because the case is not properly inserted into the machine. Most machines have some sort of locking mechanism so that the case or bobbin doesn't move when it is inserted, otherwise the bobbin would spin like crazy when thread is removed. I don't have a Singer but I'll try to help. My machine has a little latch that I open to put the case into place. I open the latch, place it on the spindle and close the latch. If the case is inserted properly, it feels snug, not wobbly on the spindle. If I insert the bobbin case incorrectly or slightly "off", the latch doesn't snap into place. If the latch is not on your case, there may be something that moves over the bobbin case to close it, like a little lever.

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User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
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