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Re: Fix it or Buy a new one
This machine requires a table with a large clutch motor attached under it, usually a 1/2 hp 1800 or 3600 rpm.with a drive belt connecting the machine to the motor.The oil pan sits inside the opening on the bed of the table. To do it completely right you will need a knee lift to control the presser foot and a 6 volt light which plugs into the motor. Oh,yes, you will need the oil pan because the machine is high speed self lubricating (oil pump driven) DRESS MAKING machine. You can use it for upholstery but it will be a constant battle because the largest size needle you can use is size 18 and this is normally not large enough for heavy upholstery thread. It can be done but it is a fight. These parts can be ordered for $200-300. You will have a problem trying to get the oil pan because it is considered an obsolete machine. If you just want to use it for a hobby or learning machine, forget about the oil pan and sew slowly so it doesn't get a lot of wear. Manually lube it occasionally.. PS See if the seller will take it back.(If you were told it was a complete machine you have a real complaint). This one doesn't even have a reverse. If he will, buy a different machine.Be aware, industrial machines are made for specific operations and they don't interchange very well.
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1. The needle is not inserted correctly
Remove needle & reinsert needle( flat side towards the back of machine)
2. The needle is damaged
replace with new needle
3. The wrong size needle is being used
Choose a needle to suit the thread & fabric
4. The foot not attached correctly
Check & attach correctly
adjust the top tension one number or letter higher when the stitches on the bottom are loopy, until the stitches become normal also change the needle--flat side to the back side of the machine
check with singer website for a manual--some times they have free pdf downloads
Go to the singer website
Click on customer support--there will be a drop down menu
Choose instruction manual
In the box type the model number( example 2010) Click search
having a machine serviced once a year is a good idea & makes the machine last longer and the sewing machine shop will tell you if they can get parts for the machine & if the machine is worth the money to fix it.
I myself have 2 sewing machines, when one is being serviced then I have the other one to use, so I'm not with out a sewing machine when I need one. good luck Debbi
Take a look on eBay. Also, check out SewVacUSA. They do sell on eBay, too. Search by your machine model. I recently bought a bobbin case through them for my Singer Futura and received it within a week.
your machine threads from right to left. the needle flat spot faces left. big loopy things means that the upper part of the machine is not threaded properly. as far as the needle hitting the bobbin case, it sounds as if someone removed the hook (part that holds the case) and put it back on 180 degrees off.
Return the White product and purchase a Singer. I purchased a White 2308, had the same problem, repairman couldn't fix it, so I purchased a Singer and have had no problems.
I doubt White will let me return the machine since I purchased it some time ago and gave it as a Christmas gift to granddaughters 2008. So, I'm probably out the money I paid for a piece of junk, but I'd rather pay for a better machine and not be so frustrated.
A phone call to a Singer dealer to say you are interested to know which accessories are included with this model will solve the second issue, as to the manual, is the time spent not having one plus the savings you made on original purchase really not worth $15 ?
Sew4Less, or SewUSA may have one, but they will charge....if it is a recent model, the chances of finding a second hand one are remote, and eBay will have machine with manual.
Try the place where you bought it to be certain they don't have the old one kicking around in a dusty corner, or would photocopy one for you ...........a new machine ought to be sold with a manual.