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I have a singer simple sewing machine 3210 and I tried to use it for the first time today. I threaded everything fine and started to sew and after 15-20 seconds it popped and sort of exploded. The stitching looks fine. I think this was the lightbulb? There are shattered bits of thin glass (may have been white but is black now). Is this normal? Why did it explode? Is it defective?

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Hi... well that is certainly not normal. However, does the machine still sew? If so, I would replace the broken bulb... if the bulb blows again... then you have a short-circuit on the power line to the bulb... look for abraded cable... or then take to a machine repairer.

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need needle threading instructions singer 3116 simple. pictures would help. thank you

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SOURCE: Hi! I have a singer simple 3116 sewing machine

It is the top threading that is giving you the problem not the bobbin thread. Try this, totally rethread, the machine. A new needle will not hurt either. Now with the presser foot up, pull on the top thread, it should feed smoothly, now lower the presser foot, pull the thread again, it should barely move. This usually will seat the thread in the tension discs.
Good luck and Merry Christmas

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