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I replaced the slide plate as one of the springs had come loose. Since receiving the new plate Part No. 313166 and installing it, I cannot get the bobbin to work correctly. At best it stitches, but pulls many strands of thread at the base of the work. Observing it in action it seems that the spring loaded clip that holds the bobbin case in place is stopping the thread from advancing around the bobbin housing. Are there any adjustments that I can make at home? Or do I need more new parts? I have owned this machine since 1985 or 6.
I think your problem is the bobbin class you're using in the machine - the 6268 uses a very specialised bobbin - the Centour II, and while class 66 (and some badly milled 15J or K class) bobbin WILL seem to fit, the use of them WILL cause the very problem that had you replacing the original plate, and your current problem (thread catching on springs).
You need to be sure you're using the Centour II bobbin class, or a bobbin marked specifically for your 6268.
My Singer 6268 will not do stitches 4, 11, or 18. All of the other stitches work fine. The selector buttons for these three stitches are in the same column. How do I repair that column?
First of all, here's a link to the free download of your user guide at the Singer website:
Go through the manual to be sure you've set the width, length, and any other settings needed for the stitches you want to use.
If that doesn't help, you need to take your lovely vintage electronic sewing machine to a factory authorised repair tech. Yes, it may be expensive (I suspect one of the cartridges has failed) but worth it if the parts needed can be sourced.
Be wary if the tech tries to talk you into 'junking' the machine in favour of a 'comparable upgrade'. He/she may be spot-n your machine has sewn it's last stitches 4, 11, or 18, but as you state the machine is still sewing the other stitches, and assuming all else is fine, there is no reason to 'junk' the machine. Upgrades are great but if you're ok with losing three stitches, keep the machine. It's possible the tech is hoping to get your machine (hence my warning to be wary) for parts or to refurb your machine to sell on - sadly, not all repair techs are as nice as we'd like them to be.
My old Singer 6268 machine died. Does anyone know if the problem is the motherboard and if so, where can I purchase a motherboard?
If you haven't already, this machine needs the attention of a qualified Singer repair tech. Replacing the motherboard on a computerised machine isn't something that can be done at home, especially on a vintage computerised machine like the 6268.
I have a stuck cartridge and it won't pull out of my Singer 6268 sewing machine. I need some help.
First of all, here's a link to your machine user manual:
Check page 28 for tips on the cartridge - have you tried 'shocking' the machine by disconnecting it from the power point whilst turned on? Doing so may cause your vintage machine to release the cartridge.
Don't plug the machine back in before trying to release the cartridge, and if the 'shock' doesn't release it, you need to take your machine to a qualified, factory trained Singer repair tech - look for those exact words in the advert posted online or in the telephone directory under sewing centres or sewing machine repair.
Your Singer is a beautifully made vintage 'computerised' sewing machine, made in Italy and very well engineered. However, it IS a vintage machine and it's very likely something has finally worn out. Time for a visit to the trained professional.
By Diane B.
There could be many problems resulting in the machine's current difficulties. If you are interested in keeping the machine, the best plan would be to take the machine to a repair shop. The shop can examine the machine and give you an estimate of the current condition and what can be done to fix the problems (there will probably be an initial exam cost). You can then decide if it is worth the cost to repair.
I own a Singer 6268 sewing machine with a self winding bobbin. I have all of the manuals and have tried winding the bobbin step-by-step with multiple threads and multiple bobbins. Each time the thread winds around the screw on the bottom of the bobbin, and not inside it.
Does it sound like it needs service or am I doing something incorrectly?
Are you absolutely sure you're using the correct class bobbin size and material (plastic or metal, some self winders only use plastic because the self-winding is magnetic, others use only metal because the system is balanced)?
Because of the way you've tried to sort the problem without success (which are all of the way listed in the manual troubleshooting pages), and if you're sure you're using the correct class and material bobbin, the machine sounds as though something in the self-winding system has failed.
You're best advised to make time for a visit to the Singer Sewing Centre or other centre adverting they do Singer factory approved repairs.
I have a Singer model 6268 from 1986, it sews a perfect straight stitch, but skips on all others. What could cause this?
By Lachelle from Granby, MO
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Loading the bobbin is an important step for setting up any sewing machine. This is a guide about how to load the bobbin on a Singer 6268 sewing machine.
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