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My Singer Simple 2263 is not sewing. The needle won't move up or down. The machine makes a dull hmmmmm sound. When I try to manually turn the hand wheel, it is very tight and hard to turn. I t

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  • Megan Arner Feb 19, 2014

    I have this problem too. But as the machine itself was only $90 at the store, paying $50+ for repairs isn't worth it. Is there ANYWHERE online where I can buy or download a service/repair manual that would show how to take the thing apart and see what I can see? I've looked all over and can't find a service manual for this model (2263)

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Sounds like the motor might be having problems. I would take it in for a proper servicing.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012

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  • Jimmie Sill Nov 23, 2014

    OPEN UP THE BOTTOM AND WATCH THE BOBBIN AS YOU TURN THE WHEEL. TRY IT BOTH DIRECTIONS. ALSO, WITH THE BOBBIN AND BOBBIN DROP IN REMOVED CHECK FOR DIFFICULTY. IT IS ALSO A GOOD IDEA TO OBSERVE THE NEEDLE ARM AND FEED DOGS ALL WHILE YOU TRY TO TURN THE WHEEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T FOUND THE PROBLEM YOU MAY CHECK THE BELT AND SEE IF IT IS OUT OF ALIGNMENT. YOU CAN ADJUST WITH THE BOLT UNDER THE MOTOR LOOSENED AND YOU CAN MOVE THE MOTOR VERY SLIGHTLY TO ADJUST. THE MOTOR HAS TO BE RUNNING WITH THE FOOT PEDAL BUT VERY SLOWLY. MAKE SURE THAT ALL METAL TO METAL PARTS HAVE BEEN OILED AS WELL AS THE RACE THAT IS WHERE THE BOBBIN DROP IN GOES. IT MUST BE IN RIGHT WHEN YOU REPLACE IT OR IT WILL KEEP THE MACHINE FROM MOVING.

  • sylviaivie Nov 23, 2014

    This machine has the motor INSIDE the case.

  • sylviaivie Nov 23, 2014

    And FYI, one would never EVER turn the machine backwards, it would knock it further out of time.

  • sylviaivie Nov 23, 2014

    http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download...

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Sounds like you threaded it wrong and kept trying to sew, gently get all of your material out of the machine, DO NOT FORCE, GENTLY ROCK IT OUT OR YOU WILL WRECK THE MACHINE, also watch your dvd and learn about threading from your book. Always, hold your thread ends when you start to sew. If, you cannot find your manual go to www.singerco.com, I have sewn for 50+ years and found that the dvd was very helpful, each machine is different.

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I need a repaire manual for a singer simple 2263 sewing machine


This site might have what you need. Repair manuals can be very hard to find. I don't know that all the links on this site are still good but it is one of the only places I've even seen repair manuals for Singer machines listed. Best of luck.
http://sewing-machines.blogspot.ca/2008/08/singer-online-manuals.html

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Basic Tips for All

  1. Always turn the handwheel TOWARDS you (counter clockwise) as turning it in the opposite direction (away from you, clockwise) may knock the timing out requiring repair from a service center.
  2. Always be sure your presser foot is in the DOWN position before sewing. Sewing with the presser foot in the up position will cause your thread to tangle and your bobbin to jam.
  3. Change needles regularly (after 16 hours of use) as dull/weak needles can cause damage to your machine and fabric. Only use SINGER needles on your SINGER sewing machine.
  4. Always be sure you are using the correct bobbin for your machine. Class 66, Class 15 and Class 15J bobbins look very similar. However, using the incorrect bobbin class in your machine can cause damage.

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My needle is hitting something when it goes down to meet the bobbin


Try checking your needle. Make sure that it has not slipped down.

May 30, 2014 | Singer 2263 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Singer 2263 needle hitting something in bobbin area (loud thunk) and needle moves


try taking the bobbin out and putting it back in the bobbin
case if it's a top loading bobbin
if it's a side or front loading bobbin make sure the bobbin case is
inserted correctly
if the bobbin and bobbin case are inserted correctly then
it sounds like the sewing machine could have a timing
problem and needs to be checked at a sewing machine shop

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Singer 2263 will not sew because bobbin thread winds back around the bobbin


have you tried changing the needle?
rethread the machine top & bobbin
clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint
make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case & also wound correctly

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sounds like a part is damaged or jamed, the machine needs to be checked
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My Singer Futura sewing/embroidery CE-200 machine is malfunctioning. It will sew a few stitches and then make this horrible sound and doesn't move. Once stopped, the needle feels like it is boun


try changing the needle--make sure the needle is correct for the fabric
clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or loose threads
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The knob to move the needle up and down won't turn. What do I do?


Do NOT turn it but one way,towards you ONLY,it sound like it's just stuck.Grap something rubberish that will help your grip and try again.Good Luck,don't let this keep you from sewing.

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Singer 2263 instruction manual does not show where to lubricate or how to adjust the hook which keep jamming


First make sure that the needle is fully up. Then you need to open the hinged front cover and unscrew the needle plate screws. Remove the bobbin. Brush out any lint now. Remove the bobbin case. Then snap the hook retaining arms outwards. Remove the hook cover and hook. Put no more than 2 drops of sewing machine oil on the the case (center right hand side). Then turn the hand wheel until the hook race is in the left position. Replace the hook and then the hook cover. Snap the hook retaining arms back into position. Replace the bobbin case and bobbin. Then replace the stitch plate.

Test the machine on a piece of waste fabric. If the hook keeps jamming, take the machine in for maintenance. The parts that may need to be replaced are the race or the shuttle hook. However without seeing the unit I do not know if there is not another problem. Some parts for the 2263 are available here: http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/singer-2263-sewing-machine-parts.aspx .

Singer has a second manual available with the oiling instructions for the 2263 here: http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/1213_oiling-2263.pdf . See the diagrams on this page for where things line up. The rest of the instruction manual is also online here: http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/1180_2263%28eng_spa_fre%29.pdf .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Oct 08, 2011 | Singer 2263 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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