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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Pull the slide plate open and watch the hook (the rotating part under the bobbin case). It should move around with no hitch.
If it does not turn, it has a broken gear. The model 457 has a vertical shaft gear that breaks and it's easy to replace.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
SOURCE: FEW STITCHES DROP IN BOBBIN
Dropped stitches troubleshooting:
1>change to a new proper needle (proper needle means quilting needles for free motion, stretch needle for knits, leather needle for leather, microtex needle for micro fabrics.....etc.) of proper size. Most sewers never need a needle smaller then an 80/12 when sewing. Smaller needles bend more easily causing more problems.
2>If a new needle doesn’t fix the problem, remove parts from bobbin case area (as best as easily allowable) and clean out all the lint thoroughly, and oil with 2-3 drops of oil where friction occurs (turn hand wheel and look for rubbing)
3>If still skipping, try a different spool of thread (Yes, thread can caused skipped stitches, not common but I see it).
4>If you haven’t solved it yet, sounds like you could need to make a lower level adjustment like hook timing.
To time the machine, you want the tip of the hook to pass just over the top of the eye of the needle when the needle is in the left most or right most position depending on which side the eye of the needle will be higher
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
Providing you have put a new needle in the correct way round if the machine is not picking up the thread it may need retiming, email me and I will attach full instructions if that is the problem.
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
There are manuals avilable online to purchase for the singer machines, SOrry I was not able to locate a site that has them for free.
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
machine needs to be timed,,usually a 30-50 repair, could try dropping a needle just a tad bit to see if it catches
Posted on Nov 28, 2009
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