Question about Singer 3116 Simple
It can be very frustrating if your machine is not sewing properly. This guide is about sewing machine needle not catching thread. And check the needle correct position or bobbin winding correctly . Also try using the same thread in top & bottom.
Posted on Nov 22, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem where the thread was getting all bunched up on the underside. I took everything out and followed the manual concerning threading, then manually moved my right wheel to see if it would get bunched up. It took awhile, but I finally got it sew correctly again. I;m still not sure what was wrong with it. I have a singer 7470.
Posted on Mar 24, 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
try these suggestions
Check your needle to see if it's damaged
Make sure you have a 3-5 inch thread tail on both top thread & bobbin
Then hold the top thread tail with your fingers (away from the needle)
& use the hand wheel on the right hand side of machine & slowly lower needle into bobbin area & see if it will pick up the bobbin thread that way
Posted on Oct 08, 2010
try rethreading the machine -use every thread guide
change the needle--make sure it's the right one for the fabric
take the bobbin out & reinsert the bobbin into the bobbin case
make sure the bobbin is turned the right way when inserting it
into the bobbin case
if these suggestions don't help then the machine need to be checked
here a link for a free manual
Posted on Sep 11, 2012
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