Question about Singer Sewing Machines
Install a brand new needle. If this doesn't help, it is out of time and needs to be serviced.
Posted on Aug 12, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check the needle to be sure it is inserted with the flat side of the needle shank to the back of the machine.
If this is not the problem, the machine may need the timing adjusted. This is best done by a sewing machine tech.
Posted on Mar 21, 2010
SOURCE: Singer Confidence 7463 - needle
Have you changed the needle since you purchased it? A needle should be replaced every 4-6 hours of stitching so for each garment sewn as a rule of thumb. So try replacing the needle, cleaning and oiling the maachine as per the manual. Check needle is in the correct way, it is easy to put in backwards if you aren't familar with them, flat shank to the back and there is usually a scarf (cut away area) at the back of the needle which is where the rotary hook under the needle plate comes around to catch the upper thread during the stitch process. So if needle is in backwards this will cause stitching to fail.
So elimate the needle firstly.
If this fails and the knocking noise continues, then it could be that the timing has been knocked out. It can happen if you sew over a pin and hit it hard (or the needle strikes the foot if stitch setup is wrong for the foot being used). In this case, you'll need to take it back to the shop for the serviceman to fix.
Posted on Mar 02, 2011
Have you checked that under the foot plate is clean sometimes a bit of fluff or thread collects there, and are you threading the needle the right way. check with the manual for the machine. Also check which way the manual recommends the bobbin thread is unwinding clockwise or anticlockwise. Hope this is helpful,
Posted on Sep 03, 2012
Testimonial: "Thanks for the information. I ended up taking it in to have the timing adjusted. They sure don't make these machines like they used to!"
machine out of time . the hook is not grabing the loop. make sure u have the scarf of the needle facing right.
Posted on Feb 25, 2015
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