Question about Singer 8280 Mechanical Sewing Machine
I posted needle breaks- someone said if I emailed them they would send me the timing procedure-but they didnt. Can anyone help with providing the timing procedure for the singer 8280? Thanks in advance
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Yes they can indeed go out of time and breaking needles is the most likely cause. To solve timing problems you will need a sewing machine engineer though. The part which needs adjusting would be the area above the needle-the needlebar but it is a fiddly affair only to be attembed by someone who can repair sewing machines. It is also a fairly expensive repair as it is very time consuming. However-don't assume it is that. Firstly make sure the new needle is in correctly-the most common cause of problems is needles in wrong direction! If bobbin opens at front then the flat part of the needle faces the back. If bobbin area opens at side then the flat side of needle faces the body of the machine to the right. Check needleplate for damage so that new needle does not catch. File it smooth if you need to! Check you are using a good quality thread as cheap thread causes no end of problems. Guuterman is the best I found.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
Your machine can be found on the Singer web site here: http://new.singerco.com/products/detail/1337
There are links to instruction manuals and accessories on that page. You can also post in the Reviews and Question/Answers section on the bottom of the page to solicit feedback and help from Singer experts and other users.
Hope that helps!
Posted on Jul 22, 2010
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