Question about Singer 3116 Simple
I had a little issue with my sewing machine recently, where i was basically trying to sew something that was a little too thick, so the tension on the bobbin thread got loose....i tighten that, and then the needle broke some time later....fixed that,,,...and now, the reverse stitch is not working.
I've tried turning the manual wheel and the plates move accordingly -----forward AND backwards. However, when i use the foot pedal and observed the feed dogs, it will just continue to go forward even when i push the reverse stitch lever down....When i push the lever down, it does do something at the plates (like a click to get it to go into reverse, but it's just not activating it)
Any help? does it have anything to do with the tension on the bobbin?
Likely old oil and lint forming "glue" in the mechanism....suggest a General Service if you are not willing to clean this yourself, or more than 2 years since last service
Posted on Nov 02, 2011
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