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After replacing the needle in my singer 8280, the needle clamp is not holding the needle tight, the needle falls down even after tighening it..how do i make the needle get fixed?

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?

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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

  • nirmalakaru Dec 03, 2014

    Thanks Perkins, im now able to fix the needle, but when i start stitching either the thread gets cut or the upper thread gets clogged like a bunch at the bottom of the fabric...pl guide me to fix it..thanks in advance.

  • Perkins Byrd Jan 03, 2015

    Sorry for the late reply:( I'm thinking that the tension needs to be adjusted. Start out with 1 and move it up slowley until the top and bottom threads look right. Check the manual I sent you, also. You may be using the wrong needle also. Are you sure you have it in right?:) Also, be sure you have the bobbin in correctly. You may have the thread in the bobbin holder backwards. Let me know if you need more help and I'll try to answer quicker. Pung61@att.net

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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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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.

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