Question about Singer 5050 Mechanical Sewing Machine
I just got a singer 4166. I threaded the machine and was ready to use it, however when I put the presser foot down, the red light on the start/stop button comes on and beeps rather than sewing. The up/down button beeps rather than working as well, the foot pedal too when I tried to use that. It's green and looks ready to go until I put the presser foot down. I made sure the bobbin thing on top of the machine was in the proper place, and it STILL WON'T WORK! Am I missing something, or what else could I be doing wrong?!? Any help is GREATLY appreciated!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Hand Wheel Won't Turn
The "Bobbin stopper" is in the incorrect position. It moves from side to side in a switch like motion. In one direction, it locks up the machine. That is, you can turn the wheele backwards, but not forward.. The bobbin stopper can be found in the book that cam with the machine. In our book, it is item #9.
Posted on May 01, 2009
If you turn the handwheel, can you see a metal ring rotating around the outer edge of the bobbin case? If not rotating, broken gear or timing belt off.
If that ring is turning, remove the needle plate and bobbin case. As this ring now rotates, you will a finger on the ring that will pass behind the needle from right to left and it should catch the thread from the eye of the needle. If this finger, the "hook" passes above the eye, you have a timing problem.
Let me know.
Posted on Feb 16, 2010
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