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How do I get my needle centered. It is too far left. I have a singer confidence 7470.

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Your manual ought to tell you or the Singer web site

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Hi, I have a singer confidence 7470 sewing machine and the needle keeps hitting the bottom of the bobbin. I need to know how I can adjust the needle.


Try a brand new needle. If the old one is bent, that could be why it is striking. If the new needle doesn't resolve the issue, the machine most likely has a timing issue. You can search for multiple web sites and videos for discussions and instructions for sewing machine timing issues. Or you can take it for service.

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Oct 04, 2016 | Singer 7470 Confidence Sewing Machine

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I bought my machine last yr & just started using it 2 days ago. Now it's acting up? The needle is hitting the bobbin plate. I've notice this is a common thing to happen to other confidence owners.


Sounds like the needle is bent. If it hits the plate just once it will blunt the needle and not sew properly. Failing that, the machine's timing may be off. Was it shifted about a lot in the year it was left in the box?

Apr 18, 2015 | Singer 7470 Confidence Sewing Machine

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I just had my 7470 serviced because the thread tension was messed up. Now as I'm sewing along, the needle will move from center position to left position by itself and then within a few stitched,


the gear or part that holds the needle position in place may either
be getting jarred or is worn,,
try using a different threadThe needle thread breaks
1. the needle thread is not threaded properly
2. The needle thread tension is to tight
3. The needle is bent or blunt
4. The needle is incorrectly inserted
5. The needle thread & the bobbin thread are not set under the presser foot when starting to sew
6. the threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing
7. The thread is either to heavy or to fine for the needle

also try adjusting the top thread tension
as far as the bright spot, the display could be going out.

sometimes the repair person does not check the machine to
see if the machine is working correctly, because they would have
to charge more and some don't so you have to bring the machine
back more often and that makes them more money.

Dec 18, 2012 | SINGER 7470 Sewing Machine

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Difficulty reinstalling needle plate in Singer Confidence 7470


Look at page 80 of your manual.

There's a little finger on the left of the plate that fits in the corner.

Dec 02, 2012 | SINGER 7470 Sewing Machine

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I was sewing with my Singer Confidence 7470 when it suddenly would not pick up the bobbin thread. I changed the needle, re-threaded the machine, and checked that the bobbin case is clean and in correctly...


Yes, try looking very closely at the needle assembly. Make sure the new needle is loaded with the flat side against the arm that holds it. If the machine is only a few months old, it's probably under warrantee. There should be a number to call on the serial plate. If all else, call the store you purchased it from. Sometimes they have sales people who are well versed with their equipment and can help you but I bet the needle is facing the wrong direction when you replaced it. Find any broken pieces of needle and remove them too. Look with a flashlight. I hope this helps!

Sep 22, 2011 | SINGER 7470 Sewing Machine

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I have checked the needle size, the top stitch threading, the bottom threading (including the thread going counter clockwise) and my 7470 Singer will not make stitches. The needle goes up and down but...


These machines get knocked out of time very easy. Especially when you sew over denium. To check this, take off the needle plate, take out the bobbin case, have a new needle in, put the needle in left needle position or on wide zig zag. You going the check the timing of the needle and hook. With the needle over to the left, and when it is on it's up stroke, you want to see the hook tip passing behind the needle just above the eye of the needle. If it passes by after the needle eye has gone up, the timing is off. If so, you'll need to get access to the lower hook shaft timing belt gear set screws to readjust the timing. This also affects the feed timing, so you might have to have a repairman do this. I can help you if your up for it.

Apr 26, 2011 | SINGER 7470 Sewing Machine

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Hi I am having a problem with my 7470 singer sewing machine. Even with thread in the needle and in the bobbin no stitches come on the fabric. I tried manually pulling the wheel towards me to see how...


Is your buttonhole lever down by accident? If, that isn't it, it could be your timing is off. One other thing to try, is your needle all the way up in the shaft? I hope that it is something simple, call Singer at 1-800-4singer and maybe they will have quick fix because the timing is not a do it yourself job.

Dec 30, 2010 | SINGER 7470 Sewing Machine

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I have a Singer confidence 7470 and when i sew something the string on the bottom part of the material gathers....i tried playing with the tension adjustment but it didnt work Your help would be...


First, make sure you have the bobbin placed correctly in the bobbin case. There should be a diagram showing the correct placement and thread path. Your upper tension should be set at "3." Then be sure the needle is inserted correctly...the groove should be toward the front of the machine. And just to be sure, recheck the upper threading. Sometimes one missed little thread guide will cause the problem you're describing. I hope this helps and that you can get your machine running again!

Nov 11, 2010 | SINGER 7470 Sewing Machine

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