Question about Singer 7442 Mechanical Sewing Machine
Machine was working fine. I stopped for a few mins then when I resumed there was power to machine but when I push the pedal nothing happens. I have checked the bobbin and top thread, needle and feet. All seem ok.
I have a singer machine and when this happened to me, it was my foot peddle. I have the strangest foot peddle, it has a tube that is hollow and it works on air pressure. I had to buy a new peddle. turns out my cat had chewed the cord and made several holes in it.
Posted on Mar 03, 2015
Please check the Stitch regulator & Presser foot lifter.
Posted on Jan 04, 2014
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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
Sounds like timing of hook/needle. The needle should go down, a mechanism in the bobbin area moves to sweep the top thread around to pick up the bottom thread. Suggest taking it to a service technician, preferrably one authorized to repair your brand of machine. Check website for your brand and it might list authorized dealers close to you. Good luck.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
Check to see if you have your bobbin winder on. That's usually the problem. Just push it to the left and you should be ok.
Posted on Sep 11, 2010
SOURCE: The thread is bunching up
Your problem stems from the faulty foot lever mechanism. It's coupled to the upper thread tension control which only provides tension when the presser foot is in the locked down position.
If the presser foot won't positively engage in the down position, there's no upper thread tension and the thread bunches up below. Everything else stems from there. If the needle has hit the bobbin case too frequently then the bobbin timing may also be slightly out and the needle itself will be damaged and won't pass straight through the fabric; it only takes a tiny deflection from the vertical as it passes through the workpiece for the needle to flex and hit the bobbin case.
In summary, your machine is in desperate need of repair and adjustment. You haven't stated which exact Singer model you have, but they are usually easy to get servicing manuals for or you can take the machine to a sewing machine servicing specialist. Most singer spare parts (even for 100 year old machines) are usually still available fairly cheaply from a variety of sources, just enter "Singer spares" into your search engine to find suppliers.
To prevent re-occurrence, clean the mechanism regularly and lubricate it as directed by the manufacturer using sewing machine oil. Depending on how often you use the machine, do (or have done) a more thorough service periodically to check the timing and also that all mechanism screws remain tightly fastened.
I hope that my reply has shed some light on your problem and enables you to decide what to do next. Please take a moment to rate my answer.
Posted on Sep 30, 2010
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