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I've had problems changing the needle in a singer 2263. The screw just doesn't seem to come off... I've even tried to return it. Any ideas?

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Use a coin, dime or similar in size,

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I have a sewing machine Singer 2263. The needle seems to be slightly to the right of the center of the presser foot. Is there any way to adjust this. It has always been like this sense it was purchased.


If the needle does not hit anything then leave it as is. It is quite difficult to adjust, unles perhaps you have a dial or control to set the Zig Zag positon. Suggest if you don't have a sewing problem just leave it alone.
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try taking the bobbin out and putting it back in the bobbin
case if it's a top loading bobbin
if it's a side or front loading bobbin make sure the bobbin case is
inserted correctly
if the bobbin and bobbin case are inserted correctly then
it sounds like the sewing machine could have a timing
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Singer 2263 will not sew because bobbin thread winds back around the bobbin


have you tried changing the needle?
rethread the machine top & bobbin
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Singer 2263 instruction manual does not show where to lubricate or how to adjust the hook which keep jamming


First make sure that the needle is fully up. Then you need to open the hinged front cover and unscrew the needle plate screws. Remove the bobbin. Brush out any lint now. Remove the bobbin case. Then snap the hook retaining arms outwards. Remove the hook cover and hook. Put no more than 2 drops of sewing machine oil on the the case (center right hand side). Then turn the hand wheel until the hook race is in the left position. Replace the hook and then the hook cover. Snap the hook retaining arms back into position. Replace the bobbin case and bobbin. Then replace the stitch plate.

Test the machine on a piece of waste fabric. If the hook keeps jamming, take the machine in for maintenance. The parts that may need to be replaced are the race or the shuttle hook. However without seeing the unit I do not know if there is not another problem. Some parts for the 2263 are available here: http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/singer-2263-sewing-machine-parts.aspx .

Singer has a second manual available with the oiling instructions for the 2263 here: http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/1213_oiling-2263.pdf . See the diagrams on this page for where things line up. The rest of the instruction manual is also online here: http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/1180_2263%28eng_spa_fre%29.pdf .

I hope this helps.

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I have a very old singer model 15-1. It was my grandmother's machine and I've been using it for years with no problems. Recently I started having a problem. The thread seems to get stuck between...


take some unwaxed dental floss & clean between the disk gently
you can even use a can of air on that area also
check to make sure there are no loose thread or lint

it's also a good idea if you use it alot, to clean under the needle plate & in bobbin area for lint or loose threads

if these suggestions above do not stop the problem,, then the tension knob or spring might need to be replaced

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Hi,Try another size/number of needle instead. Your needle is undersized to your needle clamp.
Also try to tighten the screw of the needle clamp...
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