Question about Singer Sewing Machines
I purchase a 4111 last Thursday. I am repairing 3mm Neoprene bags (reinforcing handle) so a total of about 6" sewing per bag. I have done approx. 50 bags and on my second one this morning my machine started making a very loud "clapping" sound when sewing. Top and bottom threads are both fine. I took off the plate and can see the bottom foot is getting caught in the back and not rotating smoothly. HELP!!
Posted by Anonymous on
Oil the "feed dogs" (movement under the pressure foot) make sure your needle has not slide down. Try sewing on lighter weight fabric until you solve the problem. No clapping noise is good.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you are seeing the needle thread in loops and birdnests then its the needle thread you need to check. The main reason is it is not threaded through the takeup spring(the one that moves) This action is critical as it is how the thread is pulled up tight. Also make sure the needle thread is between the discs and that it has sufficient tension that you do not see it on the bottom of the material. Try this: Use two different color threads for needle and bobbin. If you see the needle color on the bottom then the needle thread is not tight enough (or in 5% of the cases the bobbin is too tight or hung up). Let me know how it does. Jay
Posted on May 29, 2009
To wind a bobbin put the cotton reel on the top pin, take the thread to the left and round the little wheel and back to the bobbin that should be on the winder, wind the thread round a few times to take a grip, release the stop motion in the balance wheel, turn the winder button so the winder moves to the balance wheel and press on the foot control slowly.
When you put the bobbin in the bobbin case make sure it turns anti clockwise.
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
The problem is never the bobbin when you have this problem. It's the top thread. Take the thread off the top of the machine and rethread the top. Make sure the small tension dial is on 4 or 5 (the larger dial on the front left is for the pressure on the foot, not the thread tension.) After you thread the machine, put the pressure foot down but NOT on the thread. Then pull gently toward the back of the machine. When you do, the needle should bend slightly backwards before the thread comes through the machine. If it pulls with no resistance you could simply have "fluff" or remants of thread between your tension discs. If you do, put the dial on zero and using an old needle, clean between the discs and try threading the machine again with the "pull test" I described earlier.
No tension on the top of the machine, lets the bobbin tension win and it pulls all the thread to the bottom of the fabric.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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