Question about Singer Sewing Machines
I just downloaded the manual for your serger from the Singer site, and on page 30 under Troubleshooting, it says that either the presser foot isn't set with enough pressure, or the differential feed is not set correctly.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you have taken the needle plate off recently make sure you have put it one correctly, failing that you need to get underneath the teeth by taking the machine bottom off and you will see a large screw that you can adjust
Posted on Mar 09, 2010
go to website
on the page go to the right side, there are alphebet letters,,go down to S & click on the name singer
it will take you to the next page
go down to box that says---most common searches
click on your sewing machine number-it there because I looked for it
it will take you to another page answer the questions about your sewing machine & then you can download the pdf file for free
Posted on Aug 05, 2010
SOURCE: do you prefer the singer
Here's a review for the 834.
Although it mentions you cannot raise and lower the feed dogs, you can change the throat plate to cover the feed dogs when you don't want to use them.
I couldn't find any reviews for the 518. I think the higher the number, the newer the machine although I may be wrong about that! I have a Singer Stylist 416.
I would look at how easy and expensive it is to get replacement parts for both machines before making your choice.
This is a good site for Singer Stylist parts. http://www.tandtrepair.com/index.html
Why don't you email the guy who runs it and ask him what his preference would be?
Hope this helps, Hazel
Posted on Aug 30, 2010
SOURCE: Singer Stylist 834
It needs a good cleaning of lint, thread etc. take your bobbin case out and make sure that there is nothing in there. DO NOT TURN YOUR HAND WHEEL BACKWARDS! It will mess up your timing. If you cannot free it up take it for service
Posted on Sep 08, 2010
I can definitely help you with the owners manual. Go to http://parts.singerco.com/IPinstManuals/457A_105_125_135_143A.pdf and you can download it direct from singer, no viruses, nothing. Just save it in Adobe format.
The bobbin thread problem is called a birds' nest and can be from a number of problems. First thing to do is to change your needle, especially if it was the one you bought the machine with. It may look perfectly straight to the naked eye. But it only needs to be a little bent to cause a problem. If this doesn't clear the problem up, make sure you're using a new bobbin, freshly wound. If the bobbin isn't wound properly or is an old bobbin that's slightly bent or not quite round, it'll cause problems, too. Finally, the machine may need a new bobbin casing. Do a google search for Singer sewing machine parts and search for a bobbin casing for a model 457. You'll remove the plate from the top of the machine CAREFULLY (the screws are small, so be careful not to lose them!). Take pictures if you need to with your cell phone so you can see what to do when you need to put the new casing in. Bobbin casings are usually $25-30. This is the last thing, and I would only do this if you see that thread is catching on something in the bobbin area when you're moving the wheel by hand.
I've tried to be clear on the last bit, but I realize it can be a little awkward. If you need any other help with that, please leave me a comment back. It goes straight to my email, so I'll see it quick and will get back to you right away. The manual doesn't help a lot with your bobbin problem, so I'll do whatever I can to help you through it and get you sewing. Good for you for finding a great garage sale find!
Posted on Jun 08, 2011
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