How do I wind the bobbin? (For models equipped with the fast bobbin winding system)

Wind the Bobbin

(1) Pre-tension disk      (2) Bobbin winder shaft      (3) Bobbin

 

  • Only use bobbins (part code: SA156, SFB: XA5539-151) that have been designed for this sewing machine. Using other bobbins may cause damage to the machine.
  • We designed the bobbin that comes with this machine. If you use bobbins from other models, the machine will not work properly. Only use the bobbin that comes with this machine or bobbins of the same type (part code: SA156, SFB: XA5539-151).

Use the bobbin that comes with this machine or bobbins of the same type

(1) This model      (2) Other models

1. Pull up the spool pin as far as possible, and then put a spool of thread on this pin.

Put a spool of thread on the spool pin

 

2. Pass the thread around the pre-tension disk.

Make sure that the thread passes under the pre- tension disk.

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(1) Pre-tension disk   (A) Pulling it in as far as possible

 

If the spool of thread is not in the right place, the thread may tangle on the spool pin.

3. Place the bobbin on the bobbin winder shaft so that the spring on the shaft fits into the notch in the bobbin.
Place the bobbin on the bobbin winder shaft

(1) Notch   (2) Bobbin winder shaft spring

 

4. Slide the bobbin winder shaft to the right.
Slide the bobbin winder shaft to the right

 

5. While holding the thread that wraps around the pre-tension disk with your left hand, use your right hand to wind the free end of the thread clockwise around the bobbin five or six times.

Wind the free end of the thread clockwise around the bobbin five or six times

 

6. Pull the thread to the right and pass it through the slit in the bobbin winder seat.
The thread is cut to a suitable length.
Pull the thread to the right and pass it through the slit in the bobbin winder seat
(1) Slit in bobbin winder seat (with built-in cutter)

 

Be sure to cut the thread as described.
If the bobbin is wound without cutting the thread using the cutter built into the slit in the bobbin winder seat, the thread may become tangled in the bobbin or the needle may bend or break when the bobbin thread starts to run out.

7. Slide the sewing speed controller to the right (to set the speed to fast).
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(1) Sewing speed controller

 

8. Turn on the sewing machine.
Turn on the sewing machine

 

9. Press the foot controller or press start/stop button to start.
Press the foot controller or press start/stop button to start

 

  • If the sewing machine is to be operated using the foot controller, connect the foot controller before turning on the machine.
  • When the foot controller is plugged in, the start/stop button cannot be used to start sewing.
10. When the bobbin begins spinning slowly, take your foot off the foot controller or press start/stop button.
When the bobbin begins spinning slowly, take your foot off the foot controller or press start/stop button

 

11. Cut the thread, slide the bobbin winder shaft to the left and remove the bobbin.
Cut the thread and remove the bobbin

 

12. Slide the sewing speed controller back to its original position.

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(1) Sewing speed controller

Not winding the bobbin properly may cause the thread tension to loosen, and may break the needle.

Wind the bobbin properly

(1) Wound evenly   (2) Wound poorly

 

  • When the sewing machine is started or the handwheel is turned after winding the thread around the bobbin, the machine will make a clicking sound; this is not a malfunction.
  • The needle bar does not move when you slide the bobbin winding shaft to the right.

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