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From: momrose
Date: 03-25-2007, 11:11 PM (1 of 3)
My daughter bought this Touch & Sew machine used for $10 awhile back but decided she didn't really have time to use it and gave it to me. The timing was severely malfunctioning and it had no feeddogs so I took it to the local Singer repairman. He way overcharged me and it still doesn't do exactly as it should but I'm working on it.

My biggest problem right now is this is the first machine I've used that had in-place bobbin winding, and for the life of me I can't get a bobbin to wind smoothly. The first one I did was SO bad that upon sewing a seam, the bobbin thread was nothing but tangled up loops. I am sure it's the p-poor winding job causing it - there was an almost full bobbin in it when I got it out of the shop and I didn't have a problem with the bottom thread looping when using it.

Is there some trick to this?

With my other machines I can wind both 15 & 66 class bobbins on each of them, but no way for the Touch & Sew bobbin. I need help! Pretty please?

User: momrose
Member since: 03-24-2007
Total posts: 4
From: Tom Land
Date: 03-26-2007, 10:14 AM (2 of 3)
Momrose, bobbinwinding may be the problem but there are a number of other things that could be happening. If you are sure you are following the machines instructions on winding the bobbin you need not worry about whether it winds evenly or not. Make sure not to overwind the bobbin. Stop at the outside white line! When you close the slide plate make sure the bobbinwinder lever is being tripped back into the "sew" position. Pull the upper and lower thread to the back (even though they are actually still one at this point) and make sure it is pulling easily from the bobbin.
I know you feel that your repairman over-charged but being in Mo. most likely he charged less than the going rate. I suspect you had broken gears and possibly a bad timing belt. The common charges for those on that machine are from $169 - $229. Even 30 years ago that repair was $69 plus parts. which took it up close to $100.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
From: Kylnne2
Date: 03-26-2007, 05:58 PM (3 of 3)
Something else you might consider, I don't know if it has anything to do with uneven bobbin winding but might be worth a try.. those Singer bobbins and be taken apart by unscrewing them to get rid of any small amount of bobbin thread. Maybe the bobbin is not even, maybe you might want to unscrew it and screw it back again to make sure it is level. I had a 756 years ago and I never had one problem with it. I hope you can figure out this problem.
User: Kylnne2
Member since: 07-10-2004
Total posts: 629
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