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Thread: Bobbin Winder

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    I have a Janome Memory Craft 7500 machine. The bobbin winder froze up.what cause this & how to fix it. I'm somewhat handicap & the machine to heavy for me to take to the dealer. Any suggestion?

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    I am curious about this also. I have a machine that the bobbin winder won't work. I haven't done anything about it because I can wind these bobbins on another machine with the same bobbins. It is just kind of a pain in the you know what...

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    A friend just had this happen, and something was not set right. And for the life of me, I can't remember what it was. Go back and check everything, just like you were rethreading, but check every nob, lever, etc

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    I got a side winder from fabric.com the cost was around
    $29.00. But my machine did a neater wind.

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    Make sure you have pushed the bobbin far enough in to start the winding. Just the other day I thought mine was all the way in, and it wasn't. Also check that the thread can flow freely. Had that happen before too.

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    On this machine there is only 2 position.As soon as move it to the right it lock in. Thx Carol for reponding

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    what is the machine doing? does it run like it was winding the bobbin? where does the problem seem to be?

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    The machine running just fine. No strange noises. The spool on the bobbin winder froze. Very stiff to turn. This machine dosn't use oil.

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    Mine did that once and it had thread wound tight around the spindle under the bobbin holder.

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    You know u might have the answer to the problem. My dd will here in May & we will take it the dealer. I will use the side winder till then. Thx

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    My friend ended up getting a sepperate bobbin winder. Besure to plug it into the outlet though as when it does it on the batteries it does not do as good a job. She had dropped her machine and it broke the winder for sure.

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    I bet it's thread or something binding the bobbin spool. All my machines are easy to remove screws and take the housing off so I can see immediately what is wrong. I have saved many $ by finding the problem myself. My computerized machine I took it to the repairman and said I wanted a service charge for him to show me how to take the housing off and put back on, what not to touch and what is okay to touch. I told him I was moving away so he wouldn't be servicing my machines anyway so why not make some money showing me how. Worth every penny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I bet it's thread or something binding the bobbin spool. All my machines are easy to remove screws and take the housing off so I can see immediately what is wrong. I have saved many $ by finding the problem myself. My computerized machine I took it to the repairman and said I wanted a service charge for him to show me how to take the housing off and put back on, what not to touch and what is okay to touch. I told him I was moving away so he wouldn't be servicing my machines anyway so why not make some money showing me how. Worth every penny.
    Good advice

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    I got my Sidewinder from Hancock's for $19.95--it's pretty lightweight and junky but it does the job. There's a new model that I haven't seen but is supposedly better. You just have to watch the Sidewinder to be sure the thread is winding on the bobbin evenly. You might have to help guide the thread with your hand--but it's cheaper than taking your machine in for repairs. Hope you've gotten the problem solved.

    Dana

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