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Singer 7442 - Needle hitting bottom

My wife's 7442 sewing machine is not working correctly. The needle seems to go down to far. After removing the bobbin holder, I can see that the needle hits bottom at the very end of the gap made for it...like the spinning part is off where it's supposed to be. The slot is not lined up properly when the needle comes down. Is this a major problem or can I fix it myself. If so, how?

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  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2007

    Yeah, I have the same problem. The timing is off, and I have no idea how to fix it on this type of bobbin set-up. I can't even get the case fully apart which is extremely frustrating.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    hitting the hook

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    I purchased what was supposed to be an original Singer Extension Table for my machine. Upon receipt, I attempted to assemble it onto the machine. The width of the slot is correct, The End Prongs are correct, yet the prongs to hold it at the end of the arm are the incorrect size. In addition the slot that should be about 3.5" wide x 5.25" Long is too short, as the opening should be 3.5" wide x 7-7.25" Long.

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FIRST DETERMIN NEEDLE BAR POSITION TURN STITCH REGULATOR TO LARGEST STITCH, THEN TURN HAND WHEEL TIL' NEEDLE IS ABOUT TO ENTER NEEDLE PLATE.
AT THIS POINT THE FEED DOGS SHOULD BE JUST AT OR JUST UNDER PLATE. IF SO NEEDLE BAR IS, IN CORRECT POSITION,AND TIMING WILL BE SET AT THE HOOK.
TO SET TIME REMOVE NEEDLE PLATE TURN HAND WHEEL SO NEEDLE IS IN LOWEST POSITION. USING A SMALL RULE RAISE NEEDLE BAR 3/32 OF AN INCH ( OR 3 MM FOR A METRIC RULE) .HOOK POINT SHOULD BE IN CENTER OF NEEDLES WIDTH. LOOSEN THE 2 SHAFT SCREWS
SLIGHTLY,TURN HOOK TIL CENTER OF NEEDLE. TIGHTEN SCREWS. IF NEEDLE BAR IS OUT OF TIME. BRING HOOK TO CENTER OF NEEDLE AND LOOSEN SCREW IN LEFT COVER. RAISE OR LOWER NEEDLE BAR TO SET 3/32OF AN INCH. THE 3/32 MUST BE VERY VERY CLOSE.

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