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Singer 2250 Jammed!! My write up...

My wife just bought a new Singer 2250, she's used it about 2 or 3 nights a week for the last month. Well just last night she was sewing an apron when all of the sudden it sounded almost like a machine gun action, without the bang of course, but she was worried about it. She stopped and tried to spin the wheel by hand and it would stop rotating in two places along it's full 360 degree travel. I am not one to just box things up and give it to someone else to deal with, so I removed the covers and found the problem. (Please excuse the terms since I do not work on these machines professionally) The needle shaft has a fixed pivot point with an arm that is attached to the flywheel, one end of that arm is connected to a link on the flywheel with a splined and indexed shaft that should not turn during normal operation. The indexed shaft has a set screw that prevents it from turning, that set screw had worked itself loose and allowed a tiny bit of movement which caused the arms to swing out past their normal operating range and was impacting against the frame and brackets. Explained in the next few pics I wrote up a quick explanation to help understand the problem and solution, hope this helps....


So that was my story, I searched on this site and could not find anything similar so I'm hoping my write up helps anyone with a similar issue. If I am posting this in offense to anyone or procedures please accept my sincerest apologies. Thanks! Al

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    bedders81 Jan 08, 2012

    Mate - whoever you are, wherever you are, you are a LEGEND!!! Would never have been able to fix my machine without your root cause analysis and pictures. Awesome. Be happy you've made someone happy!

  • Kelly Aug 10, 2012

    I am so thankful that you posted this with pictures! AMAZING! I would not have been able to fix without it!! Thanks so much!



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