I recently bought a basic Singer model (Tradition) to replace an old Singer that had bobbin problems. And what do I have again?? You guessed it. MORE bobbin problems.
I also experienced the thread winding around the post and not my empty bobbin. I had to manually wrap the thread and wind it very very slowly until the thread was on-track. (success, after 10 or 12 tries). Now my problem is halfway through winding my bobbin, the tension becomes uneven and I end up with a bird's nest. This happens despite using a cap to hold the spool in place.
I am so frustrated I am about to return the machine. Before I do, can anyone help with this problem? All suggestions greatly appreciated! Thank you!!