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Reverse stitch not working

I hold down the reverse stitch button but it does not move the fabric back. Am I doing something wrong?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Singer 3116 won't go into reverse

here is a download for your manual

http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/SINGER/3116-_M

pg 32 talks about sewing in reverse sewing.
but doesn't give much on trouble shooting other than hold the lever while sewing. If that's not the case, then I think your feed dogs are the issue. check your feed dog drop. pg 9 part 12

If you think the reverse lever is sloppy, professional action should be taken, (take it in to be repaired under warranty?)

I hope this was helpful.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Stitches are on the reverse of the fabric

hi! there,
set dial tension to #3 and stitch tension to #12 try on straight
sewing,check bobbins winder if thread was wind on clockwise rotation before sewing.if ok try to sew and observed the change.

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Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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SOURCE: reverse stitch

On the 8280, the lever for reversing the stitching appears to be on the front of the machine, above and slightly to the right of the needle.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: My stitches look good on the front, but the not in

Refer to page 26 of the manual and adjust the tension as indicted.

Having the presser foot up when threading also impacts the tension control.

If you need a manual you can download from the Singer Company website.

Posted on May 17, 2010

bargainbox
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SOURCE: reverse stitch lever not "activating" the feed dogs to go in reverse

Likely old oil and lint forming "glue" in the mechanism....suggest a General Service if you are not willing to clean this yourself, or more than 2 years since last service

Posted on Nov 02, 2011

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Other computerised machines you just select the buttonhole style and pull down a lever behind the needle bar which lines up with the special buttonhole foot to trigger the return stitching down the buttonhole side.

Have a look in your accessories and see if you have a buttonhole foot like this
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Now you need to start the buttonhole stitching sequence and sorry, but I don't know what your machine's is, you really need to check the manual for this bit. It may be a 1,2,3,4 sequence on a dial and probably stitch length set to 0.5 so its a closed up satin stitch.

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The computerised machines will have a little lever you pull down and these will trigger on a lug on the buttonhole foot to start the reverse stitching at the right length buttonhole. Sometimes they will stitch both long sides in the same direction too, so sequence is near bar tack, down right hand side, far bartack, then it will stitch back to front in little straight stitches, then do the left hand long side to the back and finish off.

On early machines, you actually set the stitch length to 0.5, and stitch width to 2 for sides and 4 for bartacks and made the buttonhole yourself by stitching down one long side, leaving the needle in the fabric and pivoting the work around, then stitching the bartack, then the other long side, then final bartack all manually. It can be done but obviously the new programmed ones are far easier and give consistently similar buttonholes on a garment.

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