Question about Singer 2662
I have a Singer CG-500/550. I bought it because I have a small sewing business. I sew thick fabrics, a thin foam lining, and a few layers of canvas. My sewing machine started to skip stitches, and knot up when I reversed. The zig zag would only sew on one side, so it was a straight stitch. I changed the needle, I had a heavy duty needle, and I put a regular needle in. That didn't make a difference. I noticed the thick thread I use shredded as I sewed. I put the other needle back and it was the same thing. I oiled the machine, but that didn't help. When I sewed, ever once in a while, the needle would hit some part of the machine. When I manually made the machine sew, by twisting the circle on the side, I could hear the needle grazing against a gear that spun around. I realized that's why the thread was shredding. Any advice? Is there a simple adjustment or is my machine defective? The soonest I get an answer would be great, since I have 3 orders waiting on me. Thanks. Rachel
SOURCE: Kenmore 1560 Sewing Machine
Be sure TOP control shows zig-zag. Flip top right bar from red to black or black to red on side of machine facing you. You can then change the widths by changing the numbers on that same circle control.
Posted on Jul 17, 2008
Basically it is a matter of a stuck part. Flip open the top by prying up on the front or ends of the lid. You already noticed the hinges on the back. When you get it open, exercise the right hand lever on top (marked ZZ at bottom and 1-20 at top. If you look just to the right of this lever against the back wall you will see that it moves a little part back and forth into triangle shaped grooves. The part is not going completely into the grooves so drop some oil in there and exercise it a few more times, using your fingers if necessary to make the part move into the triangle grooves at the front and back. After a while it will loosen up where it should operate by itself smoothly . Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 12, 2008
SOURCE: Zig Zag Stitch not working
THis problem occurred as I was sewing on Neoprene. I was using Gutterman all-purpose thread and a size 80 needle. Tried switching to a size 70, then to size 90. Still unable to zig zag. After inserting a test sample of cotton, the zig zag worked perfectly, so I knew it was not a mecahnical problem. I switched needles again. This time to size 90 for stretch fabric. Voila! Problem solved.
Posted on May 24, 2009
SOURCE: Singer Athena 2000 won't zig zag
Try pushing the reset button underneath the machine. Mine does that too. I had it repaired a few months ago...apparently it needs a circuit board that is no longer available.
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
SOURCE: ZIG-ZAG NOT WORKING
Make sure your presser foot is tight down. If the needle is going from side to side, it's doing it's job. If the stitches are coming out straight, the material is probably slipping back and forth to center area. The presser will eliminate this.
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
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