Question about Singer 8280 Mechanical Sewing Machine
When i removed the needle the whole clamp came down. i tried fixing the clamp, but i think i didnt not keep the clamp in its proper slot and tried scewing it.. i feel the screw has become blunt.. what should i do?
Try jiggling and wiggling the needle clamp while shoving it up. Turn it back and forth slightly while doing this, too. The screw has a flat end, not a pointed one. When you put the needle in, make sure that the flat side is facing in the proper direction, usually toward the back. Wiggle and jiggle it while shoving it up, too. Make sure the screw that holds the needle is loose enough to allow it to go all the way up. There should only be about 1/8" inch of the fat part of the needle shaft showing. Check out the manual, http://homeappliance.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/singer/8280_2.html?p=18 This should take you right to the page you need. Good luck.
Posted on Dec 01, 2014
It sounds like you have lost the tread guide. When you press the clamp as far up as it will go, there should be a slot in the post underneath the clamp visible. You may need to use a mirror to see it. The thread guide snaps into that slot and keeps the clamp from falling down. Take it to any repair shop. It will not be expensive to repair.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
FIRST DETERMIN NEEDLE BAR POSITION TURN STITCH REGULATOR TO LARGEST STITCH, THEN TURN HAND WHEEL TIL' NEEDLE IS ABOUT TO ENTER NEEDLE PLATE.
AT THIS POINT THE FEED DOGS SHOULD BE JUST AT OR JUST UNDER PLATE. IF SO NEEDLE BAR IS, IN CORRECT POSITION,AND TIMING WILL BE SET AT THE HOOK.
TO SET TIME REMOVE NEEDLE PLATE TURN HAND WHEEL SO NEEDLE IS IN LOWEST POSITION. USING A SMALL RULE RAISE NEEDLE BAR 3/32 OF AN INCH ( OR 3 MM FOR A METRIC RULE) .HOOK POINT SHOULD BE IN CENTER OF NEEDLES WIDTH. LOOSEN THE 2 SHAFT SCREWS
SLIGHTLY,TURN HOOK TIL CENTER OF NEEDLE. TIGHTEN SCREWS. IF NEEDLE BAR IS OUT OF TIME. BRING HOOK TO CENTER OF NEEDLE AND LOOSEN SCREW IN LEFT COVER. RAISE OR LOWER NEEDLE BAR TO SET 3/32OF AN INCH. THE 3/32 MUST BE VERY VERY CLOSE.
Posted on Dec 19, 2007
Make sure that the thread is not getting caught on the handle. I was having the same problem and tried everything only to find that my thread was caught.
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
Check on the threader and see if the part that goes through the eye of the needle is bent. This is a very common problem. The threaders are becoming more and more difficult to replace. If the piece is bent, you can usually use a pair of tweezers to straighten it out.
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
SOURCE: Singer Ce-150 Error 19
The top little circle you think you're supposed to wrap your string around - the one that you wrap the thread around to fill the bobbin -- thats not what you're supposed to wrap it around. Im an idiot, and thats what I was using. My friend Amanda showed me what I did wrong.. LOL
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
If you are not able to free this easily, you really should consider taking it to a service technician to look at it in case you do more damage to the needle bar and elsewhere trying to fix it yourself.
Posted on Sep 08, 2009
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