Question about Singer Sewing Machines
The needle goes up and down and the feed dogs are moving but the bobbin thread doesn't engage. I took it apart and pulled out lint and dust from the gears. I can move the bobbin housing a little to get it started, but it engages for only a moment then stops.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Feed Dogs, Thread Tangle
Hi Jeanette! You have a Singer Featherweight--the best sewing machine ever made! (Mine dates from 1950/51 and I wouldn't trade it for the world.) These beautiful, sturdy machines were designed to be easily repairable at home, but you'll need a copy of the Service Manual (get the Instruction manual too, if you don't have one.) Go to www.singer-featherweight.com and check out what they have available.
I had a similar problem (needle thread not catching the bobbin thread) and the problem was that I hadn't put the needle in correctly (flat side to the left). Also, I will occasionally get thread wrapped around the bobbin housing--sewing along just great and then everything comes to a screeching halt. I'm not sure why that happens, but I'm getting pretty good at taking the bobbin housing apart. The manual is pretty clear on how to do it. You can contact me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
The model 513 Singer has two gears which operate the feeding mechanism. If one of these gears is broken, the machine will run except the feed dogs will not move. This is a very common problem with this model.
Posted on Oct 07, 2011
Timing is out...probably due to a recent jam...this is an overview.http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Repair/Sewing%20Machine%20Hook%20Timing.htm
Serviced more than 2 years ago ??
Posted on Nov 08, 2011
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