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Side wheel will not turn all the way

I just purchased it and trying to bring up the bobbin but the top needle keeps hitting the babbin case and whell won't turn any further

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It's possible that the machine has a timing problem and would be a good idea to have it checked

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Do you mean that when you turn the hand wheel, to lower the needle so that you can bring up the bobbin thread, the needle hits the bobbin case ?

If yes, first, replace that needle with a brand new one, as it may be bent. If this solves the problem, be sure to check the bobbin case and make sure it hasn't been damaged by the needle striking it. Also make sure the tip of the needle didn't break off, if it did, be sure to find and remove the piece from wherever it ended up.

And if a new needle does not fix this and the machine is brand new, then I would take it back and insist on it being replaced.. nothing like this should be happening on a brand new machine.

Posted on Nov 26, 2014

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I think your bobbin case is either not placed correctly or your needle is bent. Remove the bobbin case, re-thread and replace, it should give a slight snap when properly positioned.

Posted on Nov 26, 2014

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SOURCE: Needle & Bobbin out of sync

This description sounds like the machine is out of time. The needle should match up with a cut out section in the bottom of the bobbin area. If it is hitting, the timing has slipped, probably from sewing on a fabric that was too heavy for the machine.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

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SOURCE: bobbin case case keeps jamming

I am having somewhat the same problem with the exception that my needle did not break. I've cleaned and oil, but the bobbin case and projection positioned spring is not communicating to allow sewing to continue. The thread keeps jamming and the bobbin raises up the plate. So, what else am I to do?

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Needle keeps hitting bobbin case

either your bobbin case isnt installed right or the machine's timing is messed up try to get needle loose or completly out is preferred then try turning it and see if it comes unjammed if so take your bobbin case out and reinstall it making sure it is in the fit right if this dont solve it then you need to get timing set (not recommended to do at home get pro to do it ) hope this helps you

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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SOURCE: New Problem...I have a Singer CG-550. When I try

On the right of the black bobbin case there are two screws, you can slacken those screws off and move the bobbin case nearer to the guard leaving enough room for the thread to pass through, if the needle is hitting the bottom you may need to retime the machine.

Posted on Mar 07, 2010

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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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