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How to change a bobbin housing for a singer 2263

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SOURCE: I have a simple singer 2263. I have now realized I

Oddly, this came up when i googled" troubleshoot singer 2263". but since I'm here...

This expenxive knick knack is a joke, except it's not funny.

We should get Michael Moore to make a movie. Singer sould be ashamed of themselves. The brand our grand & great grandmother's ached for & 90% of could not manage to purchase.

What with pandemics, wars & depression (not the type treated by Celebrex)

I got 1 for Christmas, YAY (I thought)

It worked exactly 92 days, (warranty is 90, & parts only)

Singer (who do not deserve to have their name capatalized) said take it to a singer dealer, ($80.00 to look @ , machine cost $90.00, later saw it on sale for $68.73).

The vendor did exchange it,

I took this exact replacement home, set it up, never sewed 1 stitch.

The bobbin thread was wrapping around the spool pin.

The box was gone, the receipt inside.

I took it back the next day. Vendor would not exchange.

So I''m going in...this was not my plan.

If I can't get it, I'm going to small claims court, as I do have proof of purchase on per my credit card.

I'll be back!


Posted on Mar 14, 2010

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SOURCE: How do I fix timimg on a singer 2263

There should be one or two set screws behind the bobbin shuttle, they could also be in the bobbin shuttle. You will loosen them st the timing and then retighten them. The Timing on a sewing machine is really straight forward, but that doesn't mean its not a pain in the but. When the needle is at the bottom of its travelthe hook on the shuttle should be coming around to meet the needle. As the needle starts back up it will create a loop in the thread for that hook to catch. Therefore the needle needs to start up before that hook is directlly in line with the needle. But the hook has to be above the eye of the neelde. So rotate it back and forth with no thread and watch to see when the hook passes the needle. It will probably take several attempts but you can do it. Do it in small movements. and only tighten the set screws enough to hold the shuttle in place to check it. Do not forget to retighten them.

Posted on May 27, 2010

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SOURCE: I've had problems changing the needle in a singer

Use a coin, dime or similar in size,

Posted on Aug 15, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a singer 2263

Have you pulled up on your top thread as it loops the bobbin thread? You are supposed to hold on to your top thread with your left hand and then lower your needle with the handwheel, you have to turn the wheel towards you not away from you or else you can mess up the timing. You will see it catch the thread and you will know to pull it up.

Posted on Sep 21, 2010

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SOURCE: where do i oil my 2263 singer simple machine

Try on the singer site.
Just type in 2263 and click on search.
Three options appear on the next page. The manual can be downloaded by clicking on free download!
There seem to be free oiling instructions available, also by clicking free download!
This should be just what you need!

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Where to oil my singer 2263 ?

The 2263 only needs oil on the hook race (below the bobbin case). The complete cleaning procedure for this area is, with the needle fully up, remove the bobbin case and rotate the arms that hold the hook outwards. Remove the hook cover and the hook. Wipe the area under the hook cover and hook with a soft cloth. Put 1-2 drops of sewing machine oil just to the right of the center of this area. Rotate the hand wheel until the hook race is on the left side of the bobbin area. Then replace the hook and hook cover. Snap the arms back towards the center and insert the bobbin in the bobbin case.

With the bobbin out and the needle up, you should also unscrew the faceplate and wipe the feed dogs with your machine brush. (For best results, clean this before you oil. If you do not do this first, you may brush lint and bits of thread into the hook race and risk jamming this part.)

For pictures, see .

I hope this helps.

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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: .

Singer has a second manual available with the oiling instructions for the 2263 here: . See the diagrams on this page for where things line up. The rest of the instruction manual is also online here: .

I hope this helps.

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