Member since 5/2/09
In reply to henryfrank33
Date: 7/21/14 8:51 AM
A whole bunch of things actually.
If you are trying to use an already existing wound bobbin, you do have to put the thread through the tensioning areas in the bobbin case, before even holding the top thread in your hand, and trying to pull up the bottom thread at the same time.
But when you are even turning the fly wheel by hand,and trying to do it wrong, I see nothing moving in the bobbin area, and I don't like that.
But, since half the machines like that, have already had the lower hook gears crumble, and don't even have intact ones anymore, unless they have been replaced, I think you would be better off just starting from scratch, and using an empty bobbin to start out with, and just following the book, and just winding it in the machine, exactly per instruction in the book.
The actual bobbin looks like right kind to me. But take thread off it, and follow the book, on how to wind it in the machine.
So, empty bobbin goes in machine. You need to push that white lever with the red bulls eye mark on it, all the way to the right. The top thread through the needle eye gets wound around the screw that holds the pressure foot on. Then you only slide the bobbin case door half way closed. Then you step on the foot pedal of machine, and hopefully if you have an intact gear set under the bobbin area, and if you have an intact little white plastic bobbin winding cam piece under the bulls eye marked lever still, it will all kick in and start to wind the bobbin. And with the thread, coming down from your needle eye. After that has happened, pull on the thread coming out of needle eye, backwards, hold both pieces in one hand, stick some fabric in, and try to sew.
If you are unable to wind a empty bobbin like that instead, and nothing is moving, and no bobbin winding going on, when you try like that with your foot actually on the foot pedal,using the machine electrical, like in your book, then it's time for you to probably, look under the machine, and make sure your gears under there are really still whole and intact.
Not the most easy sewing machine to try to wind a bobbin on, the very first time, if you have never sewn on any machine, ever anyplace before. You might want to get someone to do it with you, the first time.
p.s. With no bobbin in the machine at all, and with running the machine with foot pedal, or just hand on the fly wheel, you should see things turning in the bobbin case area. That uses your intact hook gears under there. With the bulls eye lever move over to the right for bobbin winding instead, and running the machine, it does make a little piece pop up, and fit into the bottom of that bobbin so it can even turn and wind. If none of that going on, even with no bobbin in it at all, then you got a problem. If so, you need to check for intact gears there or not. Good Luck!
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