Repairing the Bobbin Winder on a Singer Sewing Machine?

The bobbin winder on your machine is an important feature that you really can't do without. This is a page about repairing the bobbin winder on a Singer sewing machine.
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I have a Singer Brilliance 6160 sewing machine and I have just started experiencing some problems with the bobbin winding mechanism. On the one hand, the bobbins are not so nicely wound as they used to. I mean, sometimes the winding is not homogeneous and there is more thread at the top or bottom of the bobbin. On the other hand, the machine used to stop when the bobbin was full and now it doesn't. It can continue forever, putting thread even out of the bobbin. Does anyone have had the same issue?
Thank you.

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January 7, 20180 found this helpful
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The bobbin winder tire may be worn out. Replace it.

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November 22, 2015

I got this machine, a Singer 7444, brand new. The problem happened very soon after I got it. When I go to wind a bobbin, my machine makes a terrible grinding noise and the sewing needle will continue to rise and fall, though slowly. It seems like something isn't disengaging. One of my neighbors suggested oiling it, but I don't know where or even how to access the parts to oil. Could I have done damage by not looking into the problem sooner? If I go to get it repaired, will it likely be inexpensive?

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November 22, 20150 found this helpful
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You should return the machine to the store of purchase. Either they fix the problem or replace the machine. If too much time has passed (yes-you should have checked the problem immediately), I suggest a repair shop-you can get an estimate of cost before repair.

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I have a Singer Brilliance machine. The bobbin winder shaft at the top right hand of the machine has a small metal piece that allows the bobbin case to slide in and stay locked. This fine metal piece has been dislodged from the plastic shaft and lost. Now the bobbin case will not turn and the thread will not wind on the bobbin. How do I repair this?

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August 18, 20182 found this helpful

Here is an excellent video on how to repair. m.youtube.com/watch?v=yuk_sWbLKO0

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August 19, 20180 found this helpful

Have you tried Singer customer service? www.singer.com/support

They can tell you the best solution! Good luck!

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August 20, 20180 found this helpful

sounds like an easy fix YOu buy the missing piece at www.ebay.com/.../bn_72848176

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and pop it right in

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August 21, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks for the site but couldn't find the shaft item. In any case thought of a way to solve it. I just wrapped some paper onto shaft so that bobbin fits in snug and the winding began turning.

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August 21, 20180 found this helpful

That's what this country needs - more innovative people who can find an unconventional way to solve a problem!!

Glad you solved your problem and now you can enjoy using your machine again.

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August 21, 20180 found this helpful

Cool!! Post a photo of your fix so we can see and learn from it!! I love DIY success stories!! Thanks for sharing!!

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December 6, 2018

I have a Singer 4423. The bobbin got stuck on the bobbin winder, we had to pull hard and the post the bobbin sat on came out of the machine. We have put it back in, but bobbin winder now doesn't turn.

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After taking top off the machine there is a metal spring with a bit on the end that fits in somewhere. I cannot figure it out.

Please help.

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December 6, 20180 found this helpful

If you don't want to pay a service fee, which I think you will need as it seems you have broken a part, you can buy a product called Sidewinder. It is a stand-alone bobbin winder. It costs about $30.

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December 8, 20180 found this helpful

This is a cleaning and maintenance video but there may be something in it if you watch that can give you an idea of repair if that is possible: www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5thMOE3Ofg

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You can always call Singer customer service and ask for their input:

www.singer.com/support

Hope you can find an easy solution!

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December 8, 20180 found this helpful

obviously you probably need to consult a professional but it sounds like the piece got stuck due to a lack of lubrication and possibly a thread in the mechanism lost its way and created the lack of turning which then ejected the spring mechanism, thus rendering the machine nonfunctional

you must figure out where the metal piece came from as ths was instrumental to the turning mechanism

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December 9, 20180 found this helpful

You have a problem that only a professional can help you with.

Check out this site as they have a marvelous Singer network and these responders know everything there is to know about Singer sewing machines.

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You will have to join (free) but you can ask your question and someone will tell you what to do - in very plain English.

Be sure to tell them everything that happened and also your level of expertise with this machine so they will know how to answer.

ismacs.net/digest.html

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June 13, 20200 found this helpful

I had a similar issue and fixed it. The vertical end of the spring goes into the little hole on the white arm of the bobbin winder. It must go in from the bottom (underside) of the bobbin winder. I had to use needle-nose pliers and push the spring quite tight but when it popped into the hole the bobbin winder worked perfect and would "stay put" in either the engaged or disengaged position. The other end of the spring went into the only hole in housing that was within reach and must go in first before doing the bobbin winder end.

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I purchased my Singer 9022 new and have had this machine for many years. It's been amazing, however, now my bobbin winder won't wind. I can hear it whirling when pressing the floor pedal, but the bobbin will not turn. I was trying to remove the top to take a peek, but can't figure out how. I removed all screws (3) that I saw, but there's something else holding it down. Any help appreciated, as well as, what I do I need to look for when top is off.
Have a wonderful Easter.

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April 13, 20200 found this helpful

First off check out this post here from Thrifty Fun they have some great information on the post and some photos for you to go by. www.thriftyfun.com/Repairing-the-Bobbin-Winder-on-a.... Now I need to find you a manual so that you can take your machine apart. I am not sure if you still have the manual that came with the machine or not. But if you don't go here to download your manual. www.manualslib.com/.../Singer-9022.html

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April 14, 20200 found this helpful

Thank you for the info. I have all books /manuals that came with, but no troubleshooting info in them. Unfortunately, I could not find an answer. (We did finally figure out how to remove top... but it all looked normal nothing standing out to cause problem) So, I have since dropped it off for service and repair by a professional.

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April 15, 2020

I have a Singer 7470 and the bobbin starts to wind, but then immediately shuts off with a beeping sound. I have to turn the machine off and then on to clear the display. Any thoughts?

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April 17, 20200 found this helpful

Normally this is an issue with the main circuit board. In some of the newer machine this has to be changed out and can be quite expensive if you need to take it to a repair shop. Most of the newer machines are electronic and run with a circuit board or a mother board inside the units now. If you continue to have this fault then the board needs to be repaired.

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January 13, 2019

I have a Singer 9810c sewing machine. The bobbin winder is not locking. Even if I set it up to wind it won't keep the winder in the right position. How do I solve this problem?

Thanks!

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January 14, 20190 found this helpful

Here is an instruction manual: www.singerco.com/.../448_5_6_8_10_slide.pdf

You can also contact the company here: www.singer.com/support

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June 16, 2016

I am a beginner sewer. I borrowed a machine, a Singer CG 500/550, and somehow the piece that you put the bobbin onto to put thread on the bobbin came unhooked within the machine. I opened the machine up, but have no clue how to connect the piece again. Help?

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August 15, 20171 found this helpful

Here is an excellent video on YouTube that shows how to repair a bobbin winder. Please see the video here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuk_sWbLKO0

There is another video that shows you how to trouble shoot your bobbin winder.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo2d4k0P55U

The Mermaid's Den also has an excellent article on how to repair your bobbin winder.
mermaidsden.com/.../

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