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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....

1. http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w170/albertophjr/Impact1.jpg
2. http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w170/albertophjr/Impact2.jpg
3. http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w170/albertophjr/Impactfix.jpg


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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I haven't seen this machine before but in general, the most common problem is the bobbin. Either it's not wound correctly, poor thread or put into the machine wrong. Other wise wheel number 3 looks like a stitch selection dial to me. Try turning it and see what happens to the needle. When you change from straight stitch to say zig zag it would move right or left. On dial #2 isn't there some writing? What does it say? In general there is no need to change the tension of the bottom thread unless you are sewing extreme fabrics such as leather and silk. What is the range of numbers on the dials? Try putting them in the middle of the range to see if it has an impact of the quality of the stitch. My bet is on the bobbin thread not being correct. Try taking it out and putting it in so that the thread is traveling into the bobbin case from the opposite direction. I'd try this after taking out all of the thread (if it came with the bobbin) and reloading it. A straight thread on the top happens when the top thread tension is too tight if I remember correctly. It is stronger than the bottom and doesn't move so to speak.

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SOURCE: My Singer Quantum CXL seems to be jammed

Go to this site
http://www.singerco.com/support/us_warranty.html

search for a Service Center in your state, call them for how to send in the machine and how much it will cost for repair.
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There are several sensors on this machine that just start causing the machine to malfunction for no apparent reason. One is one the bobbin winder, one on the buttonholer, and one under the machine which workd with the feed. It is far from an exact thing. If you can get to them, sometimes loosening them, moving them about then tightening them seems to 'fix' them. Sometimes not. Wish we could be more exact in explaination but sometimes we will move them repeatedly then they start working. It is hit and miss.

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If you are not able to free this easily, you really should consider taking it to a service technician to look at it in case you do more damage to the needle bar and elsewhere trying to fix it yourself.

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I would call Singer at 1-800-4singer and explain this problem because it sounds like the timing again for you, I am sorry to say. You may have messed up the timing when it jammed. Just on the off chance did you put a new 80/12 needle in? I read somewhere when they try to fix the timing they use this size needle to test it. How old is your machine? Who did you buy it from, did you use your credit card? If, so the store you bought from should be able to help you out. It looks like a really nice machine and it is a shame that you have to put up with the problems. You may be able to get an answer from this site better but I am answering you for free and all I have is 50 yrs experience in sewing. Please call Singer and don't take no for an answer.

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