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Featherweight 221 stitches loose only in reverse

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SOURCE: I have a Singer Featherweight 221-1 that won't form a stitch

The needle goes in with the flat side on the left and you thread it from right to left ,hope this helps

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SOURCE: Singer Featherweight tension assembly

Putting this back together is a thirty second job if you have done it a hundred times. If you have never done it but have mechanical aptitude, it may be a challenge.

Whatever you do, don't bend the check spring out of shape!

Below is a link to the Singer site with the schematic for reassembly. When placing the check spring back in place, place it in about the 6 o'clock position with no tension so that it has a fair amount of check before pulling it up in place..

When setting the tension, at a setting of "1" the tension disks should just be slightly compressing the beehive spring. "0" is almost no tension at all. Normal sewing is 5.

Get all of the parts together and push in the cup with the numbers while screwing on the knurled nut taking care to get the pin in one of the holes.

http://www.parts.singerco.com/CPpartCharts/2_2999/221-1_221K1_221K4_221K5.pdf

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SOURCE: How do you adjust the timing on 221 featherweight

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SOURCE: My Featherweight 221 is ticking, ticking, ticking.

Remove the bobbin case, put a drop of "sewing machine oil" into the area between where the outer shuttle is turning and the inner shuttle (the part that has the pin sticking out that the bobbin case fits onto.) Also check to see if there is a thread jam in that area. Do not remove or loosen any screws.

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Tension ajustment for the underside thread might solve the problem

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Why does my Featherweight 221 make a ticking sound when I sew?


Have you tried a new needle? Sometimes the old needle may be bent and is striking during the stitch process. The other possibility is it needs cleaning and good quality oil (a drop every place where metal rubs against metal).

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I see Singer Featherweight Featherlite manuals, not a Featherlite as a stand-alone model name. For the Featherweight 221 manual try here: http://www.singerco.com/accessories/manuals.html and enter the model 221. Alternative site: http://www.singer-featherweight.com/ with the direct link to the manual here: http://www.singer-featherweight.com/sitetwopages/singfea.pdf .

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HI! I am looking for a free wonsload of the Service Manual for Singer 221. can anyone help? thank you


Go to www.singerco.com and under customer support, instruction manual, enter 221 and download a free one.

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I have a singer featherweight, Serial number AL409402, I'm trying to find out if this is a model 221 by the serial number, can you tell me if it is?


Singer has on their web site with a database of their serial numbers. Since you have the serial number to your machine, it will be easy to find out.
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It makes a rattling sound when I sew. It has been


If its an older singer featherweight it should sound pretty quiet but if its a newer 221 it has plastic or nylon gears and they can make a "barking" sound

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Singer Featherweight 132 will not feed fabric


Have you checked to see what the stitch length setting is?
If it is threaded correctly in the top and in the bobbin, will it sew in reverse?
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Singer 221-1 stitching is good on bottom but not on top


pucker is caused by too loose or, to tight adjustment of: the thread tensioners both the bobbin tensioner and, the needle tensioner need to be adjusted: to adjust the needle tensioner turn the side knob clockwise is tighter counterclockwise loosens; the bobbin tensioner is a tiny screw on the bobbin holder adjust both tensioners until your stich loops' both top and, bottom are tight but, the machine does not break the thread

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I have a Singer Featherweight 221-1 that won't form a stitch


The needle goes in with the flat side on the left and you thread it from right to left ,hope this helps

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