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Singer 6038 needle clamp

I have Singer 6038 which used only wery few times, but my needle clamp is broken... where i can get new clamp? can i instole it by myself? thanks

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Re: Singer 6038 needle clamp

You can order parts through the Singer parts centers listed on this page:

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Will not zigzag or decorative stitches. New to these newer plastic style machines Always used older steel machines. This was given to me my by my sister who used it very little. Could cam be broken?

Hmm, I'm wondering if it has been cleaned and oiled recently. Older mechanicals require frequent TLC. Consult your owner's manual for cleaning and maintenance instructions:

Is your sewing machine mechanical (ie, not computerized)??? CAUTION--if your machine is computerized, do NOT proceed with the following suggestions.

If it is mechanical, have you cleaned and oiled your machine recently? Most mechanical sewing machine failures are because they have not been adequately and routinely oiled, the old oil has solidified and frozen the mechanics. I recommend Bernina oil (or similar good quality sewing machine oil) for mechanical machines--do NOT use 3-in-1, cooking oil, WD-40, or the sewing machine oil from your grandmother's sewing basket. (I am not associated with any Bernina dealer.)

If it is in fact frozen, pick up a bottle of liquid Tri-Flow Synthetic Oil at the hardware store. Oil one or two drops in every oil hole (see your manual) and also every place where metal rubs on metal. But DO NOT oil any plastic gears, rubber, or belts. If it is still stiff or frozen, direct a hot handheld hair dryer into the top and bottom mechanism of your machine. See if that loosens it up. You may have to repeat.

Once your machine is working again, place a drop or two of good sewing machine oil as directed above. Be sure to use a small brush to clean the lint and dirt out of your machine, especially around the feed dogs and bobbin area. (Caution: Compressed air will sometimes force the dirt and lint into areas that cannot be cleaned.) And continue to use good quality sewing machine oil to keep it running. Recommendation: every time you change a bobbin, after 8 hours of sewing, or every six months if it is not in regular use.

Dec 30, 2015 | Singer 6038 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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How to remove broken spool pin part in my Singer 6038 to install new one?

Take the machine into a repair shop. You won't have all the tools or the parts to make the repair properly.

Oct 03, 2014 | Singer 6038 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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How do I reattach needle threader parts on Singer Futura XL 400?

I've done this, and it's a pain, but can be done. Let me also tell you that quite a few users have broken theirs and just used the machine without it, but others said that they had to replace theirs. First of all, the wire guide is held UNDERNEATH the needle clamp, and what you have to do is insert them back in one piece. That is, remove the clamp, insert the end of the guide, then push them together on the shaft as one unit. The end of the thread guide sticks up over the top of the clamp in the back. There is a very tiny screw there that's supposed to hold it, but most machines are produced without the end going underneath that screw--they just let the needle clamp hold it. That screw is VERY tiny and VERY difficult to access, and will come out completely after only a few turns. Worse yet, it serves as a "stop" for the end of your needle, so if you lose it, you'll have to use something like a toothpick to "stop" the end of the needle until you can replace it. ASK ME HOW I KNOW! It is easier to deal with if you put the machine on its side when you do this.

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The first time I used my singer 6199 it worked for a few minutes then stopped. It keeps beeping at me. any ideas?

the only thing I can suggest is
change the needle
Correct needle insertion is mandatory for proper use of your sewing machine.
Raise the needle bar to the highest point, then loosen the needle clamp screw to remove the old needle.
Place the new needle in the needle clamp with the flat side of the needle facing the back, (round needle, the groove in the needle should face away from the shaft).
Push the needle all the way up as far as it will go. Then tighten the needle clamp screw.
check the bobbin to see that it's wound correctly & inserted
correctly into the bobbin case
clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or threads
do you have a manual for the machine?

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My singer 6038 sewing machine suddenly stops working after sewing for a 5 min. stretch of time. i press the foot down as far as it goes, and all i hear is the motor--but the needle doesn't move....all...

I think that you need a new motor, I saw one online for $90 and it looks like it would be easy to install yourself, mostly plug in and bolt to the machine, I saw it on but there are other sites,

Apr 22, 2011 | Singer 6038 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I have a Singer #7430 hardly used, but I thought the needle should be changed as it sounded dull, now i cannot get the needle to stay in when i start sewing the needle falls out and i have broken 3...

some needle clamp screws have a indention where a screwdriver can be put in to turn the screw,,
check to see if your has the indention & if not you need a new needle clamp screw

Nov 04, 2010 | Singer 7430 Sewing Machine

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My Singer Athena 09 drops the needle when ever the material is heavy. It usually doesn't break it just comes out of the part held by the screw. I need to buy stock in singer needles, as this happens way...

it sounds like the needle clamp screw is not tight enough or is stripped out
some needle clamp screws have a **** where you can put a flat screw driver in to tighten & if that doesn't work then you need to check on getting a new needle clamp screw

Oct 26, 2010 | Singer 8763 Curvy

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Power doesn't work!

Disconnect, re-connect. If there is power at the outlet and the machine does not have any power, you may need a new power cord.

Or, it could be the switch is broken (internally).

Have the machine checked by a sewing machine service person.

Feb 21, 2010 | Singer 6038 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Singer 6038 needle issues

That sounds like the needle is not in straight or is bent.

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