Plz help - can't bobbin wind my new Singer XL

Hello, I'm in a jam and I'm sure I must just be missing something since
I've never used an embroidery machine before. I just got a new Singer
XL 6000 and I've used the sewing machine part just fine, but now I want
to try to embroider, I've got the base on fine and I see the embroidery
jazz on the computer screen, but when I try to fill an empty bobbin
(special) with thread via the lower continuous winding mechanism, the
machine keeps telling me there is no thread on the spool. But it's
brand new 90 bobbin thread, I don't know what to do, I can't do
anything until I figure this out, please help! Thank you ahead of
Reply to
Gina Miller
If I'm not understanding your problem, sorry! It sounds to me like you are attempting to use the "endless bobbin winder" feature with the "regular" bobbin? Can't be done. You have to use the special bobbin with the tiny gear underneath. And be sure there is *no thread* caught in the center/axel of the bobbin. AND follow the threading instructions *exactly*, using the gray plastic guide, to lead the endless bobbin *thread* into the proper thread path. It takes (or at least for me it took) several attempts to get the bobbin thread properly inserted in all the little guides, but once you do it right, the re-winding of the "endless bobbin" is a terrific feature. You might want to wander over to alt.sewing.mach-embroider, that group has many very experienced machine embroidery participants. Or, e-mail me at beidesign [at] comcast dot net to take this off group.
Beverly, who loves the XL5000, but struggled at first getting the endless bobbin to wind properly.
Reply to
BEI Design
Thanks for your reply. No, I was trying to use the endless bobin with my embroidery and I did figure out what went wrong. There is a small metal area in the spare bobbin thread area and I had read the manual and watched the movie but it wasn't clear enough for me to see that not only was my thread supposed to go behind it and up but that it also needed to go in between two metal parts! I figiured it out only by trying to do it wrong! Silly isn't it! I seem to be okay now although I tend to still have tension issues and the automatic threaders also don't seem to always thread completely wen I am switching colors during embroidery, but last night I did complete a two color flower, which I was pretty excited about! Thank you so much HTH!
Reply to
Gina Miller
OK, glad I didn't just add to your problem! ;-)
The manual which came with my XL5000 is absolutely, without question, the most poorly written d____d thing I've ever had to deal with! I don't know why, with a machine in this price range they couldn't have had the thing proofed by someone fluent in English *and* sewing. And don't even get me started on the manual which is provided with the PSW 2.0a software package... I swear, it was translated into Korean from the original Greek, and then into English by someone proficient in Spanglish. ;-þ
Be sure you are threading the left-hand thread into the "A" route (rear), and the right hand one into the "B" route (front). I haven't used the auto changing feature, since I always baby-sit the machine while I'm embroidering, so I'm not sure what issue there may be with the auto thread-changer.
You're welcome! (BTW, "HTH" = Hope That Helps. I'm "Beverly".) ;-> Do ask if you run up against other problems. I've only been using my machine for about a year, so I'm no expert, but I do love the danged thing!
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BEI Design

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