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I have a Singer model 4423. I threaded it but when I step in the pedal the needle doesn't come down. What am I doing wrong

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Check that the bobbin winder is still not activated--that will keep the needle and feed dogs stationary.


http://homeappliance.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/singer/4423.html

Posted on May 08, 2017

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SOURCE: threading the bobbin

Threading the bobbin - winding thread onto the bobbin.

Position the new empty bobbin onto the vertical bobbin rod next to the end wheel. Click the rod to the right to engage drive. Hold the outer end wheel with left hand, and rotate the inner wheel anticlockwise by about a 1/2 turn (it stops) this removes drive from the foot and needle mechanism.

From a spool of thread on the top, thread to a loop/post on the left on the top. Then back to the bobbin you want to wind. Thread through a hole from the inside-out. Hold the thread vertically above the bobbin while you depress the footswitch to start winding. Let go when it's turned a few times.

Move bobbin shaft left, and tighten end wheel after winding enough.

Fitting bobbin-

Move footplate towards you, insert bobbin in hole so that bobbin rotates anticlockwise when thread is pulled, then pull thread into the fine notch towards you. After this position thread away from you, and slide the footplate closed.

To start / load thread. Hold the end 3" of the thread through the needle behind the sewing foot. hand crank towards you to sew first stitch in air. This should retrieve the lower thread - which you can catch with a handy pair of scissors. Then pull both threads rearwards - ready to sew.

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SOURCE: Singer Touch & Sew won't loop bobbin thread

I believe you have a broken gear. These are difficult to repair on your own.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Hand Wheel Won't Turn

The "Bobbin stopper" is in the incorrect position. It moves from side to side in a switch like motion. In one direction, it locks up the machine. That is, you can turn the wheele backwards, but not forward.. The bobbin stopper can be found in the book that cam with the machine. In our book, it is item #9.

Posted on May 01, 2009

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More than likely you have a broken vertical shaft gear.

When you turn the handwheel you should see the sewing hook moving under the bobbin case.

If not, take it to a sewing repair person and it should cost somewhere around $100 to repair.

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

Sewtech1
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SOURCE: The thread from the needle that goes down to pick up bobbin doesn

make sure your needle's flat bit shows to the back and it is in deep anough. else your timing is out.

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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I just got a new singer 4423. it stitches just fine for a while, then the top thread becomes a loopy knot underneath, snags, then returns to regular stitch. my old 4423 did the same but not as bad.


A couple of things you might want to check. Did you know that when you thread ANY sewing machine, your MUST be raised? That is the only time the upper tension disks are spread to accept the thread when you thread the machine. If you don't do that, there's no tension on the upper thread, and that's the kind of thing that happens.

There are are other causes for that. Run you finger over the needle plate to see if there are any rough spots that can catch the thread, and do the same thing on the bobbin case. If there are, use an Emory board to file them smooth.

Mar 04, 2017 | Singer 4423 Sewing Machine

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Hi ive just retimed my machine but now the bobbin thread isnt been picked up x i have a singer HD 4423 xx


That is generally a timing issue. The needle is arriving at the bobbin at the wrong time to intercept the bobbin thread. Be sure you are using a brand new needle.

Feb 12, 2017 | Singer Sewing Machines

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How totime singer 4423


Make sure the needle is threaded properly. If the thread is going through the needle in the wrong direction, the thread won't be picked up.

Aug 21, 2014 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Why is the bobbin case on a Singer 4423.CL - Heavy Duty 4423 not working right?


If you've cleaned and oiled it, change the needle to see if it is catching in the wrong place and re-thread, of course. If none of that works, it's probably the timing ... find a good repair guy.

Aug 19, 2014 | Singer Sewing Machines

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My Singer Heavy Duty 4423 has a problem getting the bobbin thread to come up


First make sure the needle is the correct size and fully inserted into the machine. Test

Then if that doesn't solve the problem check the timing.

Good luck

Sep 07, 2012 | Singer 4423 Sewing Machine

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Singer 4423, timing out,what line up with what


I don't think it's a major timing issue, so don't panic. Take a look at your selected stitch pattern selector and set for straight stitch, and set Tension at 3-4. Width: 4. Length: 4. Make sure presser foot Down when you rethread machine so the tesion disks open up to locate thread. Always hold thread taut when "feeling" for tension slot. Insert new needle. Needle goes all the way up into needle clamp as far as it can possibly go, FLAT side needle toward needle bar and more rounded side needle facing you. Leave 6" tail. Hold thread toward you as you turn hand wheel toward you so needle can make a loop with bobbin thread. Make sure bobbin thread isn't hanging down on or across bobbin! Make sure thread in bobbin has wound evenly - good quality thread ideal! Clean bobbin area and feed dogs for broken, loose threads and lint. Always use needles appropriate size for weight of fabric. I suggest walking away from machine, taking deep, cleansing breadth, humming a favorite tune, then doing above and see how it goes! Soon your machine will be humming happily along with you. Hope these suggestions help. Jimmy

Mar 31, 2012 | Singer 4423 Sewing Machine

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Just bought it and when i turn knob toward me needle doesn't pick up thread . I know bobbin is thread right thread doesn't move when needle goes up and down


Change the needle first, if that does not work you may need to retime the machine, I can attah instructions if you want to do it yourself, kendourof@yahoo.com

Aug 25, 2011 | Singer 4423 Sewing Machine

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I'm trying to make a button hole and have tried at least 8 times. I've done it step by step according to the manual but the material seems to stay in one place, balls up until the thread breaks....


check the feed dogs & see if they are up--page 51
did you pull down the buttonhole lever---page 38
check the tension to make sure it correct-what the manual shows
check to make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever--page 16-- number 6
also clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for loose threads or lint
also check the needle--page 53

Aug 11, 2011 | Singer 4423 Sewing Machine

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Hello. I own a Singer 4423 Heavy Duty sewing machine. It has been working fine overall, but today it is giving me problems with jamming. At first it jammed underneath the plate and created a huge ball of...


Make sure thread is not laying across the bobbin when you look down into the plastic slider that covers the top loading bobbin case. The bobbin on mine I observed was loose in the case so that as the machine ran, eventually the bobbin thread would jump out of the stitch finger (the silver piece to the far left of the bobbin case, past the tension slots). I solved this problem and so can you! Take the extra felt spool pin felt in your accessories kit that came with the machine, remove bobbin from case and drop this small felt circle into the bobbin case. Replace bobbin. On the 4423, the bobbin thread goes counter-clockwise and drops into the tension discs, and goes all the back until it falls into the space left of the silver stitch finger. Make sure take up level raised all the way up! Then pull the needle thread toward you until bobbin thread comes all the way up. If you start sewing and you actually can SEE the bobbin thread laying across the bobbin, STOP and tethered because that would mean your thread did not slide all the back behind the silver stitch finger--however, I assure you, if you go one step at a time, you did it correctly! You will be smiling in no time! Why? The felt helps to make the bobbin rest in the correct position to keep it from jumping out of the groove. I hope this helps you.
Jimmy

Jul 29, 2011 | Singer 4423 Sewing Machine

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My singer 4423 is having an issue. the thread from the bobbin is not looping with the thread by the needle. If I feed some material through the needle goes up and down like it is suppossed to but there is...


Hello

Have you replaced the needle? Sometimes something that simple will solve the problem.

If you have changed the needle and rethreaded the machine, then take apart your bobbin and make certain there are no small pieces of thread or lint in it.

Check your tension. Do you have an automatic thread cutter? I had the same problem and it was because my automatic thread cutter was cutting the thread too short. Some how the cutter had gotten bent...I could not tell it, but it was.

To solve the problem i put the blade of a flat head screw driver under the cutter and GENTLY bent it back down. Fixed the problem. Works perfectly.

some machines can get "out of time"...the needle and the bobbin thread don't arrive at the right place at the same time.In this case you need to take your machine to a repair shop for re-timing

Jul 14, 2011 | Singer 4423 Sewing Machine

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