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I have just brought an old fashioned sewing machine with turning wheel and can't get it to sew. I can thread needle but there is a hole in the middle of the needle holder, what do I do with this?

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I'm getting an E2 error message on a Singer 8768 Heritage model.. Re-doing bobbin and bobbin placement but still getting the message.


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How to Fix Code E2 on Singer Fashion Mate Sewing Machine 7256 eHow

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The Singer 7256 Fashion Mate sewing machine has a top drop-in thread bobbin and an automatic needle threader. The digital display on the side of the machine is used to select different stitch settings on the machine. When the display reads error code E2, it means that there is a bobbing threading error, which may be caused by the thread looping or bunching under the fabric as you sew.

Things You'll Need

  • Pen
  • Screwdriver
  • Push the bobbin-winding spindle of the sewing machine back to the left.
  • Turn the hand-wheel toward you, hold the needle thread (thread on the sewing machine needle) and tug it lightly as the needle goes down and then raises up. A small loop will raise up through the needle plate on the sewing machine. Use the tip of a pen to lift the loop up through to the back of the machine.
  • Check the position of the needle. It should be seated in the sewing machine with the flat side facing the back of the machine. If it is not, remove the needle and reinsert it so that it is facing the correct way.
  • Remove the bobbin case. Use a screwdriver to turn the screw on the side of the bobbin until the loops of thread pull taught and are removed.
  • Remove any loose fibers or threads that may be stuck in the tension disks.
  • Reset the upper tension disks. Raise the presser foot lever up. Put the tension setting of the sewing machine on setting "4." Hold onto the spool of thread in your right hand and with your left, route the thread down through the tension channel, around the bottom of the disk and up the other side. When done correctly, the thread will click into place and slip in between the tension disks.
  • Set the thread bobbin in the bobbin case, with the thread passing over the top of the bobbin and then down to the right. Route the thread through the notch located at the left of the bobbin case and pull it through. Move the thread over the top of the throat plate and over to the back of the machine.
Tips & Warnings
  • Using incorrect bobbins may cause error E2 to occur. Not all plastic bobbins are the same size, so check the model number of the bobbin to ensure that you are using the correct one with your sewing machine.

  • Never turn the hand-wheel on the sewing machine away from you, as it will change the timing on the sewing machine.
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Singer 8768 HERITAGE Instruction Manual Page 58

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Dec 05, 2016 | Singer Heritage 8768 Electronic Sewing...

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I cant figure out the bobbin part getting thread to come up to the needle please help or how to do the whole bobbin thing


Depending on the brand of machine, you insert your bobbin into the bobbin holder, thread the top part of your machine, including the needle, then turn the wheel on the side of the machine by hand and it will catch the thread that is in the bobbin and it will pull it up through the bobbin hole. Once it is pulled up through the hole, near your needle, you will pull the thread towards the back of the machine and leave it. Then start sewing.

Jun 09, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Singer quantum XL-150 how do i thread this machine?


All Singer models would have arrows/numbers to guide your top threading from the spool pin to top thread guide, for most machine start from your thread spool pin, to a thread guide follow arrow down then up into the take up lever and down to the needle thread guide then into the needle hole. Assuming you have wind and install the bobbin thread into the bobbin case, turn your hand wheel towards you makes the needle bar goes down,keep on turning till the needle bar is fully up again, pull the end of the top thread to pick out the bobbin/bottom thread. With your material/fabric under the presser feet, apply the presser feet lever down, you are ready to sew.

Dec 24, 2013 | Singer Quantum XL-1000 Computerized Sewing...

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My sewing machine singer 7256 giving me a problem causing my fabric underside stitches bird nesting and suddenly the bobbin case comes out from its place and thread strangles and stuck, Why?


try changing the needle-- Correct needle insertion is mandatory for proper use of your sewing machine.
Raise the needle bar to the highest point, then loosen the needle clamp screw to remove the old needle.
Place the new needle in the needle clamp with the flat side of the needle facing the back, (round needle, the groove in the needle should face away from the shaft).
Push the needle all the way up as far as it will go. Then tighten the needle clamp screw.
rethread the machine top & bobbin
make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
also check the top thread tension
do you have a manual?

Jun 04, 2012 | Singer Sewing Machines

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My Fashion Mate 6160 beeped and stopped sewing & automatic threader doesnt work


if the machine still sews a straight stitch on top of fabric & also on bottom then it should be fine..
it's possible that the thick fabric, needle, & thread were not a compatable combination.
but also some sewing machine are not made to sew thick or heavy
fabric
but having the machine serviced would be a good idea & help to know why the needle thread is not working

Jan 17, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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Was given an old model Singer 237 Fashion Mate with no manual. cannot get the bobbin to thread properly.


We'll here is a picture of what I need help on I need to know how to put the needle back along with the needle clamp screw

Jul 09, 2009 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Need manual to know how to set tension. Singer Sewing machine Mod.#5932 Serial#N319411147


Singer Machines are probably the easiest to set..
first thing you need to do is remove the thread..
Set you tension knob/wheel to the middle number.
When you rethread the machine, stop when you get to needle. Put the presser foot down and pull the thread. If it pulls hard then so far so good. If it pulls easily, the thread is not thru the tension wheel right. Thread the needle and stitch about 10 inches on a medium wt fabric.
The stitching should feel even on both sides. If the top still is tight, loosen it up just 1/2 number.
So, if your middle number is 4.5, turn it to 4. If it seems loose, turn it to 5.
Kelley

Apr 30, 2009 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Singer 600 touch and sew


Hold the tail of the needle thread loosely.  
Turn the hand wheel toward you (counter clockwise) and lowerthe needle into the hole in the plate. 
Turn the hand wheel until the needle rises back up to it's highest position.
Gen
You will see a loop of thread wrapped around the upper thread. 
Open the loop and find the free end of the bobbin thread.  
Voila!
Now you can sew.

Oct 23, 2008 | Singer 3116 Simple

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Kenmore sewing machine older model 1345381


hi! there wind thread on bobbins winder 4 times by your hand rotate clockwise,insert in shaft bobiins winder on top of your machine near hand wheel push latch to engage loop thread on disc winder tension start your machine on pedal foot automatically winder disengage if already filled up of thead pull this winder and insert to bobbins casing insert thread to slot and pull out winder 6411c87.jpgshould rotate clockwise as shown.insert on shuttle hook casing and close cover needle plate.next thread your upper

97b52e8.jpgthreading tension as shown on red threading from spool pull threading and loop to dial tension threading and insert thread to lever needle and to needle hole tip. pull tread under the needle foot and feeder tooth.rotate hand wheel counter clockwise to hook up thread bobbibs and appear at top of needle plate,teo thread shoul appear,set dial tension to # 3 and stich to # 8 range to # 12 depend on fabric and layer of fabrics and set on straight stich sewing,let needle on upper position insert fabric for trial sewiing.put down foot needle lever. manually by hand rotate for assurance needle is free to sew if obtruction on loop bobbins thread occurs adjust all tension gradually then try again until free from sewing w/o problem star sewing.

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