Someone please help me. I took the bobbin casing out to clean lint out of it, and now it wont go back in. I have had this problem before but was always able to make it right (accidentally). I need to know how this works because it drives me crazy everytime. And this time it is just not going back in. I have the Sew Mini with drop in bobbin. It drops into a casing which is removable for cleaning. HOW DO I GET THIS BACK IN? I need to know how it actually goes back in so I dont have to struggle to do it just by chance anymore. Please someone tell me how.
Make sure the needle arm is at the highest position, this brings the race, (the metal shoe it fits into that has the hook on it to catch the top thread, ) round into the right position to accept the bobbin case.
Thank you digimad. Yes I saw the post in the other forum. I think it was your post. So I made sure the arm was at the highest possible point, but still the needle ends up hitting the casing. I know this is due to my lack of knowledge on how to insert this because the machine runs beautifully. Last time this happened I finally got it in by accident and everything was fine...it worked fine.
I am still confused about matching the shuttle to the race. I read that there is a protrusion to match together with the race, but I dont see that. The race in my machine just has a gap with a hook on both sides of it. The shuttle has a gap with hooks on either end, but the shuttle wont go in at all if I try to match those two up. And anyway they dont look very similar to me. So the matching up is what I am not getting.
Again thanks so much for answering. I need to resolve this not just to get the machine working again, but so I can write the solution into my manual and this wont happen to me anymore.
I just want to clarify, do you mean the arm should be at the highest point, or the needle? Because when the arm is at the highest point the needle is very slightly down. And the same with the arm, it is slightly down with the needle at its highest point. It changes the position of the race.
But I am thinking my biggest problem is understanding the Matching of the two. With the needle at the highest point I am trying to insert the shuttle with the tension screw facing towards me. That is the way it seems to fit best. But no....it does not work. Can you explain further on the matching of the two parts?
on the race, the metal casing that has the hook to snare the top thread with, there's normally a small little buffer stop to the right as you look down on it. On the bobbin casing there's a small plastic protrusion to the right of the tension spring. That protrusion sits up against the small buffer shape on the rim of the metal casing. the needle needs to be at its highest position, then you slip the bobbin case in from the left to right angled slightly so it faces slopping away towards the hole you want it go into. Don't force it, it is really frustrating, but with the needle at its highest point, the race is in the correct position to receive it. Took me 2 days to work that out the first time.