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Thread: As long as it is a class 15 bobbin..

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    I believe all you have to do is make sure they are the same size. That is what my manual said. Especially on the height. I used different bobbins without thinking and ruined my machine.

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    I have an old Singer that came with metal bobbins. When i bought it though the lady had a plastic one in it. The osmg (old sewing machine guy) here said he actually preferred the plastic ones.

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    mine are also 15....I would call someone and ask...I was under the impression, you could not interchange....maybe I am wrong though.

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    I had my Brother cleaned and I was told by the serviceman who worked in a sewing machine factory that the metal bobbins will chew up the plastic bobbin case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Read your manual!!
    I'm a guy, I don't do manuals :wink: :lol:
    David
    LOL David!!! My husband is always trying to get me to read manuals. I can't wait to show him your post!!! I read the manual when I absolutely MUST!!! The "aha" moments are too much to resist and are such a thrill when experienced! My husband's response: "The manual said it would do that."

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    I'm staying away from this one!! Except to say that just because you have something hanging around doesn't mean it's good to use anywhere. Recycling isn't always a good thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    does it matter if it is metal? I have a new Brother machine that came with 4 plastic bobbins, but I have about 10 metal ones here.
    Thank you!
    David
    My 2 year old Brother machine came with Class 15 plastic bobbins, and they wok the best. The metal ones have notches that catch the thread and cause terrible nests or breaks the thread in my machine.

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    Yes It does matter. Talk to the people who service your machine. I got a talking to from my service man. I was using metal and he told me to use plastic. :oops:

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    Doesn't matter.......so long as it works good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Read your manual!!
    I've got an older Singer Merritt machine model # 4552. (from my sis in law) I need more bobbins. There is not one word in the manual about which Singer bobbin is correct. I started to buy some spare bobbins from JoAnn's the other day and found several Singer bobbin types.

    The one bobbin I have has nothing on it except "Singer". I'm going to have to take the bobbin to town and probably open a couple packages of bobbins to see what is correct. I have some spare bobbins from another machine and they are about 1/16th of an inch taller-------------just enough that they won't work.

    I even went to a Singer on line site for my machinea and still can't find what bobbin I need.

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    GrannieAnnie, it looks as if your machine takes a class 66 bobbin. Here's an online parts store listing parts for your machine:
    http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/Sin...ine-parts.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    GrannieAnnie, it looks as if your machine takes a class 66 bobbin. Here's an online parts store listing parts for your machine:
    http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/Sin...ine-parts.aspx
    Bless your heart! I obviously did not find the right link. Thanks again!

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    I was told quite a few years ago by my Jamone serviceman that I shouldn't use the metal ones in my 9000 b/c of a magnet in the bobbin case and that it wouldn't spin right( I hope I'm remembering correctly) I guess my advice to you is use what came with your machine and/or check with your serviceman to see what they say. This particular guy also said to only use Organ needles in it b/c that's what he adjusted it to when he checked my machine. But the place I take my machines to now says I can use Janome, Schmetz or Organ.

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    David, use the coupons at Joann's and get some new ones!! Doesn't seem like there is any correct answer and everyone has different opinions. I also have a Brother and some old metal bobbins from my old Singer, so I use plastic in the Brother and use my old metal ones for "thread on the go" so I don't have to lug spools with me to do a little sewing away from home. Those spare bobbins fit nicely in those clear plastic pill dispensers (the daily/weekly ones) or like I bought at Joann's, one that has a spring lock bar so they don't accidently open. It was only a couple of dollars and I still used a 20% off coupon and each compartment fits two bobbins.

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    I suggest you call the shop that you purchased your machine & ask them. When I bought my BabyLock the sales lady told me NOT to use metal bobbins.

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    You might want to check with the dealer. I was told not to use the metal bobbins in mine because the machine is computerized.

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    you will learn to read the manual when you hace messed up the machine. If it came with plastic bobbins, that is what you are supposed to use. Ask your dealer.

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    I would guess if your machine is an electronic computerized machine you shouldn't use metal bobbins. Better safe than sorry.
    Mary Louise in OKC

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyoz
    You really need to use the bobbins made for your machine. Throw the metal ones out. I learned that lesson the hard way.
    agreed the newer machines are made for lighter weight bobbins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Quote Originally Posted by joeyoz
    You really need to use the bobbins made for your machine. Throw the metal ones out. I learned that lesson the hard way.
    This is what the dealer told me. I know everyone has their own opinions, but I do what he told me and I haven't had any problems.
    The only machines that I use metal bobbins in are the industrial type machines.
    Seems I read the metal bobbins get hotter as they spin, I can't remember the rest. Anyone know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyoz
    You really need to use the bobbins made for your machine. Throw the metal ones out. I learned that lesson the hard way.
    Gosh... don't throw them out... send them to ME! I'll use em!lol.

    Actually, I believe that somewhere, Billy or Brenda or Char said (basically) use the metal bobbins in the all metal bobbin cases. But if you have a bobbin case that's got plastic bits, then use the plastic bobbins in that. It's a weight issue for proper tensioning I think....

    good luck...

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    Is that the reason.... hm.. I thought most men just knew it all...haha

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    I was told by a lady that sold machines that you are to stick with the type of bobbin your machine originally came with, she said never inter-change them.

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    my previous machine ate a plastic bobbin. i don't use them anymore.

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    My Viking will only work with Viking bobbins and then they have to be the latest ones they make. I have 4 machines of different brands and all 4 take different type bobbins.

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