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From: Cindy M.
Date: 11-01-2006, 02:30 PM (1 of 4)
Just picked at White 1415 at a real good price. The instruction book that came with is for the 4040/4075 units.

I got the machine peaty much figured out, except for the inserting the the bobbin and getting it to thread up with the needle.

Can anyone help me out with this Please?!
User: Cindy M.
Member since: 10-31-2006
Total posts: 3
From: Tom Land
Date: 11-01-2006, 08:11 PM (2 of 4)
Cindy, the bobbin is inserted into the bobbin case turning clockwise while looking at it from the open side. The thread is then pulled up through the slit until it clicks under the tension spring.
The bobbin case is then inserted with the little arm up so that it goes into the slot on the machine. There should be a light snap when it snaps into place.(sometimes not noticeable).
Then just hold the upper thread while you rotate the handwheel (towards you) until the needle has gone down and back up. When the takeup lever reaches the top you should be able to bring up the bobbin thread by pulling on the upper thread.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
From: Cindy M.
Date: 11-12-2006, 04:47 PM (3 of 4)
Thanks for the help. Ends up the whole bobbin unit is out of sync. The 2 allen screws are lose on the shaft that links the upper machine works to the lower shaft. Its right under where the motor is.:bluesad: For the life of me I can't work out the syncing issue. Think I my to get a pro to look at it. Or somehow get hold of a service manual.
User: Cindy M.
Member since: 10-31-2006
Total posts: 3
From: lamx
Date: 11-14-2006, 07:31 AM (4 of 4)
Here is a site that might help you fix that timing problem:

The information is for Kenmores, but the basic procedure for timing the hook should be the same.

User: lamx
Member since: 05-04-2006
Total posts: 44
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