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The bobbin winder will not activate to turn the bobbin or the thread will not wind onto the bobbin spool?

Sewing machines vary in the method used for bobbin winding.

You can find threading and bobbin winding guides at sewusa.com.

If the winder is broken, you can get it repaired or check into getting a Sidewinder Bobbin Winder as an auxiliary for winding the bobbins, which would be less expensive than the repair.

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

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    Julia Wood Nov 26, 2017

    Possibly, the rubber doughnut beside the re-winder is tired, or cracked. You can buy one for a dollar or two, and replace it yourself. Worth trying.

  • Julia Wood
    Julia Wood Nov 26, 2017

    To the former person who commented, thank you for the Sewusa,com address.

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SOURCE: Bobbin winder will not spin on sewing machine

If you take the top off you will see a tiny rubber tire that engages the winder to the handwheel. Over time they get really soft are really hard and disintgrate. If you have a local sewing shop take the old one in and get a new one to slip on it takes only a few minutes and cost usually less that $2.00

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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SOURCE: Bobbin winding message

Under the top cover, on the right hand side where the bobbin winder is, there is a small switch which is activated when the bobbin is being wound. You will need to remove the cover and reposition the switch (it's located towards the front of the machine) to make it work properly.
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Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Janome sewing machine bobbin winder

I had that problem the first time I tried to wind a bobbin. What a mess. The next time I let the thread run through my finger and thumb before reaching the bobbin. I had to do the same on a previous Kenmore.

I've also found that the heavier Bernina bobbins don't 'jump' around.

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Bobbin winder is only thing that works

What model are you talking about? For my older Husqvarna machine you had to pull the bobbin winding bit out to wind the bobbin, then push it back in when you were done.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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It is important that the bobbin be wound smoothly for the machine to operate properly. First, check that you are threading the machine correctly to wind the bobbin. There is a tensioner for the bobbin winder that helps wind the bobbin smoothly so incorrect threading will cause issues. Also, try to wind your bobbin slower. There is no advantage to winding the bobbin on high speed.

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Check that the bobbin is seated all the way down on the bobbin winder spool. However, the bobbin winder most likely needs a slight adjustment. I have several machines that tend to wind the thread either high or low on the bobbins so I just use a stiletto or pencil to raise and lower the thread as it winds. It helps to wind the bobbin at a slower speed--reduces stretch on the thread and allows you the ability to manually guide the thread onto the bobbin.

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