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Singer 3116 - Needle will not down when using the hand wheel

When the hand wheel is turned clockwise (when looking at the right end of the machine) the needle works normally ... when the hand wheel is turned counter clockwise (when looking at that right end of the machine) the needle is stopped by something!!!! It makes not difference if the bobbin is in or not!!! Please help!!!!
Thanks Phyllis Fullerton

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    needle wont go down.

  • adam_658 Jan 27, 2009

    My machine is new and has never been threaded. And I still have this problem.

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SOURCE: bobbin not picking up through the needle part of the machine

thread only shows the bobbin thread when i sew and needle thread also please e-mail me the attachment instructions. marybellroberts@msn.com

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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SOURCE: singer quantum sewing machine won't pick up bobbin thread

Try changing your needle

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

Michaelle
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SOURCE: Hand wheel will turn backwards, but not forward

here is some troubleshooting
Download your manual.
manual
http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/SINGER/3116-_M

Ok I know that youve checked this, but I have to ask.
Pg 39
Check and make sure the reverse lever isnt engaged.

I'm looking at pg 27 and see you have a traditional bobbin casing (not a drop in) make sure your bobbin is wound well and the case is inserted correctly. (they are picky)
Change your needle make sure its in right and tight. (I have bent many a needle just slightly, and it causes huge issues with this particular type of bobbin casing)
Pg 35 gives a test for the bobbin tension. If your thread rolls, the tension is too loose, OR the case may have gotten damaged.

Lets see if this helped.
Good luck



Posted on Jan 27, 2009

ashish13
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SOURCE: singer 3116 - change the needle

I'm giving you a direct link to the Manual on page 82 of which is explained the procedure of removing the needles so you can attach new ones the same way...

http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/SINGER/3116-_M

Lemme know if it helps :-)

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Hand Wheel Won't Turn

The "Bobbin stopper" is in the incorrect position. It moves from side to side in a switch like motion. In one direction, it locks up the machine. That is, you can turn the wheele backwards, but not forward.. The bobbin stopper can be found in the book that cam with the machine. In our book, it is item #9.

Posted on May 01, 2009

jmgldsmth
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SOURCE: I can't raise the bobbin thread. The needle raises before the bobbin thread can 'catch'

readjust the hook to just grab the thread loop as the needle raises it will take a few tries to get the exact setting for the hook (maybe you will see a mark on the hook shaft to show you where the hook's set screw was located before it slipped)

Posted on May 03, 2009

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I can turn the hand wheel backwards and the needle goes all the way down but if I turn it forward it only goes half way down,why?


It could be a matter of timing. Try taking the needle out and then turn the wheel forward. Using the foot pedal without the needle will give you an idea as to how much off the timing is. It might just need to go to a machine mechanic.

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I can't get the large knob on the right side to turn counter clockwise


Could you please clarify? Do you mean the hand wheel? The top one? If it won't turn you likely have a bunch up in the bobbin area.

Just for your reference here is a copy of your user manual
http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/438_3116.pdf

Jul 07, 2012 | Singer 3116 Simple

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Need to put bobin in a merritt 4530


Flip the presser switch up to raise the presser foot. Turn the hand wheel counterclockwise until the needle is in its highest position.
  • 2Hold the hand wheel in place with your left hand while turning the hand wheel knob counterclockwise with your right hand to loosen the hand wheel knob.
  • 3Place the desired spool of thread on the spool pin so that the pin fits all the way through the hole in the center of the spool. Put the spool holder onto the end of the spool pin that is sticking through the spool of thread and press firmly to ensure that the spool holder keeps the spool in place.
  • 4Grasp the end of the thread and hold it taut between the thumb and index fingers of both hands. Snap the taut section of thread into the thread guide post located to the left of the spool pin.
  • 5Pull the end of the thread gently. Wrap the thread around the bobbin winder tension disk near the left front on top of the machine, starting at the side of the tension disk facing you and wrapping around in a clockwise direction.
  • 6Poke the end of the thread through the small hole in the bobbin from the inside out so that the loose end of the thread sticks through the top of the bobbin. Put the bobbin on the spindle, or bobbin winder, and gently slide the bobbin winder to the right.
  • 7Hold the loose end of the thread in place while pressing down on the foot pedal to start the machine. Hold the foot pedal down until the bobbin is as full as desired. The machine will automatically stop once the bobbin has reached capacity.
  • 8Cut the loose end of the thread using scissors. Slide the bobbin winder to the left and remove the bobbin. Hold the hand wheel in your left hand and tighten the hand wheel knob with your right hand by turning it clockwise
  • Apr 05, 2012 | Singer 6510 Sewing Machine

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    Turned the hand wheel the wrong way (clockwise) and I threw off the timing of the machine. How can I re align the machine? It's a Singer Simple 3116 18 stitch.


    I think that all you have to do is put a new 80/12 needle in,that is what they set the timing with, and clean your machine thoroughly, take out your bobbin and brush the area. I do not think that it is your timing from turning your wheel the wrong way,

    Jul 06, 2010 | Singer 3116 Simple

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    My singer simple keeps jamming. I know the thread is caught underneath, near the bobbin but I can't turn the hand wheel either way.


    Is your needle position high enough that you can remove the needle, and then maybe use a straight pin or tweezers to pull out the thread?
    If needle is down try loosening the screw that holds it in and see if you can push it down into the casing enough to clear it for removal. good luck

    Mar 21, 2010 | Singer 3116 Simple

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    How do i thread this? need visual guide please. i can hear something moving, but pedal isn't going up/down.


    The "pedal" is the foot pedal and it powers the machine and does not go up and down.

    The needle and needle bar go up and down.

    If there is a smaller wheel in the center of the handwheel (wheel on the right side of the sewing machine), make sure it is tight. Turn to the right (toward the back of the machine).

    You can find threading, bobbin winding instructions and a manual at the Singer Company website.

    Mar 12, 2010 | Singer 3116 Simple

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    Hand Wheel Won't Turn


    The "Bobbin stopper" is in the incorrect position. It moves from side to side in a switch like motion. In one direction, it locks up the machine. That is, you can turn the wheele backwards, but not forward.. The bobbin stopper can be found in the book that cam with the machine. In our book, it is item #9.

    Mar 12, 2009 | Singer 3116 Simple

    1 Answer

    Hand wheel will turn backwards, but not forward


    here is some troubleshooting
    Download your manual.
    manual
    http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/SINGER/3116-_M

    Ok I know that youve checked this, but I have to ask.
    Pg 39
    Check and make sure the reverse lever isnt engaged.

    I'm looking at pg 27 and see you have a traditional bobbin casing (not a drop in) make sure your bobbin is wound well and the case is inserted correctly. (they are picky)
    Change your needle make sure its in right and tight. (I have bent many a needle just slightly, and it causes huge issues with this particular type of bobbin casing)
    Pg 35 gives a test for the bobbin tension. If your thread rolls, the tension is too loose, OR the case may have gotten damaged.

    Lets see if this helped.
    Good luck



    Jan 27, 2009 | Singer 3116 Simple

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    Singer 600 touch and sew


    Hold the tail of the needle thread loosely.  
    Turn the hand wheel toward you (counter clockwise) and lowerthe needle into the hole in the plate. 
    Turn the hand wheel until the needle rises back up to it's highest position.
    Gen
    You will see a loop of thread wrapped around the upper thread. 
    Open the loop and find the free end of the bobbin thread.  
    Voila!
    Now you can sew.

    Oct 23, 2008 | Singer 3116 Simple

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