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Trouble with my Brother Pe-180D rotary hook not going in correctly
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Date: 9/21/13 4:57 PM

Hello,I just signed up for a membership here.I usually don"t have any problems with vintage sewing machines. I bought a Brother PE-180d embroidering machine,it worked great until I was just doing a simple cleaning.I removed the black plastic rotary hook that houses the bobbin.Now I cant get it properly seated as it was before.hence it wont stitch.any help with this problem??

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Date: 9/21/13 5:13 PM

Rotate the handwheel until the uptake lever is at it's highest position and try again. This should be in the maintenance section of the manual.

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Date: 9/21/13 5:21 PM

I have the manual,and tried a hundred times to do that ,with the needle at its highest point

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Date: 9/21/13 5:26 PM

BTW,thanks for your speedy responce

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Date: 9/21/13 6:33 PM

If you took something out and used your fingers and it was plastic, it had to be your plastic bobbin and the plastic bobbin case it goes into, not your rotary hook at all. So you know it was not that. Just since that is silver metal instead (that round basket the plastic bobbin case just sits in) and is firmly attached in there and would require a lot more screw driver work and effort to even get that out :)

So what you got instead, is you took your bobbin case out to clean and can't get it back in, instead. There is a huge big difference there.

I'm sure you will get it back in. But go look on page 130 of your instructions book

http://www.brother-usa.com/support/ModelInfo.aspx?R3ModelID=PE180D


where they show you how to do that. Main thing is that you hold it, so that it is facing you, the same way they show you in your book, and then you do need to slide the back of it, under that silver metal piece first. In order to make that happen good, you probably really need to turn your fly wheel by hand so your needle is all the way up. As when you do that, that silver bar it needs to slide under on it's back side, is I think changing positions and going up and down. You want the up- most on it. Try that.
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Date: 9/21/13 7:07 PM

yes it was the black plastic bobbin case and bobbin.like I stated before. I have tried to seat it.and page 130 in my manual is in Spanish.Its on page 58 in English.still no luck.

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Date: 9/21/13 10:29 PM

HI, I just took my black bobbin case out of the machine. First, turn the hand wheel and look at the bobbin race or whatever it is called as you slowly turn the hand wheel. If you look hard enough, you will see a kind of cut out on the side of the race where you would install the bobbin case. Now, look at your bobbin case. You will see an opening on that too. As you replace the bobbin case, try to match up these two openings. Also, as you set the bobbin case into the machine, you will see a little projection on bobbin case. That should sit on the side to the left of the projection on the race. Move the bobbin case enough so that the bobbin sits in the space correctly. Don't force it in. It slips in easily if you have the bobbin case in the right way. Harriet
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Date: 9/21/13 11:35 PM

You may have to wiggle it a bit to get it in place.

Sometimes you have to take a break and try again, or have someone else give it a try. Fresh eyes can help.

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Date: 9/22/13 2:17 AM

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I removed the black plastic rotary hook that houses the bobbin.Now I cant get it properly seated as it was before.

Hello

Maybe this youtube video will help. It's not quite 3 minutes long...and she shows how to put the bobbin case back in at the 1:50 point in the video. Click: Getting drop-in bobbin case seated

Edited to add: It took me a while to find your particular machine's manual on Brother.com...when I did and read page 58...I saw that the manual does read what we call a bobbin case (or bobbin holder) as an inner rotary hook. The difference in terms can be confusing...so I hope we can still be a help. As far as I can determine...the item is the same thing...just the term is different. Although your machine's manual does not indicate there is an arrow or dot to match...hoping the video may still help to see how to get it seated back in.
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Date: 9/22/13 10:33 AM

Hi,I now have it in correctly ,but it wont pick up the bobbin thread .I also put a new needle in as well.I am now thinking that the machine timing is out. Thanks to all of you for your help.

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