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How do I fix a tight handwheel on my singer 2263 sewing machine? It won't turn easy.

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SOURCE: I bought a 5050 model on ebay and the handwheel is

Unless you want to deal with the little screws to take it apart, you may take it to an authorized singer service dealer. Look in your local yellow pages under sewing machines.

Posted on Apr 09, 2010

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SOURCE: the needle on my sewing machine will not move up

You are jammed up with thread or material. Clean it out, rethread, wind a new bobbin. Oil your machine and put in a new needle. When you sew, hold the thread ends when you first start out sewing for about 4-5 stitches. Read your manual, watch your dvd on instructions

Posted on Oct 21, 2010

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SOURCE: handwheel is tight and will

Try clearing out all of your lint, pieces of thread and debris from the bobbin area. If that doesn't work, then you may need to have your machine cleaned. I had the same problem with my machine, and took it to my repair guy. He told me that the mechanism of the machine was packed tight with lint and "stuff" that had worked in. After a thorough cleaning, the machine ran like new.
You may also want to try to completely unthread the machine and rethread it (both top and bobbin). Sometimes that works.

Posted on Nov 27, 2010

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SOURCE: The machine will sew about three inches then the

You can download an instruction manual for Singer machines from here, just type in the model number and click "search".

This sounds more like top thread is not in tension though so have you checked tension is working okay?

However, to adjust timing you will need a service manual or general instructions for a horizontal hook sewing machine. You may find a video that helps with this on You-tube, I just leave it to the experts.

Posted on May 23, 2011

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SOURCE: My singer sewing machine 7430 keeps acting like

Your machine sounds like it needs retiming unless you are using a needle bigger than a size 16, I can attach instructions if you want to do it yourself.

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