Bobbin Case on Singer Sewing Machine Won't Move?

I have recently acquired a Singer 476 as my really old Singer doesn't even have zig zag. Unfortunately the bobbin case won't budge. I am very new to this whole sewing malarkey and don't totally understand the original manual. It also doesn't say anything about this problem. I will have to continue using my old baby for now.



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March 4, 20190 found this helpful

Make sure your machine is in sewing mode, not bobbin-winding mode. If you don't have the instruction manual, you can download it online, many times for free.

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March 5, 20190 found this helpful

Hi. Thanks, I've checked that. I have the original manual and read it cover to cover. I'm thinking that something has seized but the needle bar moves perfectly

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March 5, 20190 found this helpful

You say that you have the original manual and that should be some help.
Did you look at pages 61 & 62? Both pages are dealing with the bobbin.


Since this is a new machine to you it may be more beneficial to have someone do a good cleaning job just to be sure everything is in working order. I know this will be expensive but unless you got a guarantee that everything worked this may still be your best step.

After a complete cleaning you should have a nice machine that may never need more than just regular cleaning/oiling.

There are several YouTube videos on this subject but they may not be on this exact machine.

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