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Singer 201k topper thread stuck

Old 06-18-2020, 11:20 PM
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Default Singer 201k topper thread stuck

I have had this one as a gift but the topper thread got stuck and not pick up the thread from

bobbin.

i was wondering if anyone could help.

adding a video here

https://youtu.be/3fqR9RqQii8

https://youtu.be/7nkgDL1uHZg


i am not expert in sewing machine hope someone could help me get this one work
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Old 06-19-2020, 12:50 AM
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First off, looks like the wrong bobbin. My 201 bobbin is slightly rounded on both sides.
Also check your needle is in the correct way. I had mine in wrong one day and it wouldn't pick up. easy tip, the curved part of your needle matches the curve if the plate under it.
Hope this fixes it. A 201 is a great machine.
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Old 06-19-2020, 01:20 AM
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Thank you Appin!

i didnít know there is a specific bobbin I have to get. I have just now ordered some from EBay, will try when they arrive if the problem will be solved

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First off, looks like the wrong bobbin. My 201 bobbin is slightly rounded on both sides.
Also check your needle is in the correct way. I had mine in wrong one day and it wouldn't pick up. easy tip, the curved part of your needle matches the curve if the plate under it.
Hope this fixes it. A 201 is a great machine.
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Old 06-19-2020, 05:16 AM
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Here's a nice bobbin chart for Singers

https://www.singersewinginfo.co.uk/bobbins/
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Yes, a Singer 201 uses class 66 bobbins. They seem to prefer metal over plastic. Do you have a manual?

Scroll down the page for the link to the 201 manual.
​http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/manuals/singer-sewing-machine-manuals.html
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Thank you! I have ordered bobbin cases for 201k model and will try when they arrive
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I don't know WIChix's link isn't hot - it is http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_mach...e-manuals.html

One needs to hold the end of the thread behind everything so that it is in a position like if you were sewing. Otherwise you will end with a bird's nest of thread in the bobbin area.

The bobbin area could use a good cleaning and polishing. It also looks like maybe the retaining ring is incorrectly located or missing. I can't really tell from the video There is are a couple of good blog posts about the 201 bobbin case and retaining ring at http://vssmb.blogspot.com/2011/07/ho...bbin-case.html and https://vssmb.blogspot.com/2011/07/2...g-ring-re.html

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Old 06-27-2020, 02:08 AM
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Originally Posted by OurWorkbench View Post
I don't know WIChix's link isn't hot - it is http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_mach...e-manuals.html

One needs to hold the end of the thread behind everything so that it is in a position like if you were sewing. Otherwise you will end with a bird's nest of thread in the bobbin area.

The bobbin area could use a good cleaning and polishing. It also looks like maybe the retaining ring is incorrectly located or missing. I can't really tell from the video There is are a couple of good blog posts about the 201 bobbin case and retaining ring at http://vssmb.blogspot.com/2011/07/ho...bbin-case.html and https://vssmb.blogspot.com/2011/07/2...g-ring-re.html

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thank you for you help.
ive checked the bobbin settings against this blog A few times. It looks completely the same as the one shown in the blog. Iíve Also received the new bobbin case for 201k, but it still not working properly.hmmm

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Iíve now got bobbin cases for 201k now. Just tried but top thread still doesnít pick up the bottom one.
also check the needle setting, hmmanyone could help greatly appreciated
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Usually, when that happens, it is because the needle is in wrong or threaded wrong or wrong needle system (very rare). It is possible the bobbin isn't threaded correctly. Did you follow the instructions from the manual? Is the bobbin going the correct direction and going through all the notches as shown in the manual? Is it under the spring, so that it doesn't pull as freely as it was just sitting there. Are you holding the top thread when you move the hand wheel to take the needle down and back up? Once the needle is back up and the take-up lever is back in the highest position pull on the top thread.

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