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I have come to the conclusion over the last 3 or 4 months of reviewing sewing machine problems here on fixya that most of the problems that are posted are all due to the same basic problem. Here is the solution:New Years Resolution for 2012, everyone that owns a sewing machine or that wants to own a sewing machine, get in your car and go visit every sewing machine store within a 100 mile radius of your home. The only excuse to not go to each and every store is if at least 6 friends/sewing companions have told you to avoid one or two. If fewer than 6 give a bad review, go in anyway and form your own conclusion.Almost every answer that I have given here is something that your friendly neighborhood sewing store could take care of in a second, will recommend a repair for you or maybe could have advised a remedy by phone.Now I'm not recommending you go in and by a package of needles and say hello. I'm talking about if you call two weeks later every employee in the store should remember you. Take a box of donuts if it is a morning visit. Go in and ask if you can order pizza for everyone for lunch. Make yourself known to the people that can help you.With a question like,"How do I install a ruffler on my machine?", I can show you how and teach you how it works in far less time than typing the answer. And, a written answer will probably not help you at all once you try to put fabric in it and make it work.Don't turn a two minute fix into a two week, or month, ordeal trying to get the right information exchanged to coax the proper solution out. Change your needle, rethread your machine on top and bottom, then call your new friend at the sewing machine store, describe your problem, and work from there. Life will be a lot simpler all the way around and you will be more productive sewing rather than setting at the computer waiting for the latest suggestion to come in.Last suggestion, if you don't go to at least 3 stores in a 100 mile radius, make it 200 miles. Just get there and make friends.

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I would like to hear about other owners of the 880 and what problems they have had.


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My sewing machine now only sews in reverse


Maybe there's a problem with the reverse and forward button.

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i cannot install the software on windows 7 for ce-250 i get an installation support file error access is denied. i cant get far enough to do the patch. what do i do now?


I've posted instructions that will help solve your problem for any machine, but especially for Singers. I've been using my CE250 for the last 4 months using the second method and my friend has successfully used the first for the past 9 months. Just follow the directions carefully and you should be fine.

Follow this link to the full instructions:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r8955271-use_machine_windows_7_or_vista

If you need any help, please leave me a comment back. I check back daily, so I'll be sure to get back to you within 24 hours. It's frustrating, I know. It drove me nuts until a guy who specializes in PC's and Windows helped me through a bunch of this!

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