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Singer 6268, needle timing advice

The needle on my Singer 6268 model is hitting bottom. How do I adjust the needle timing?

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  • Barbara Grant Jun 09, 2008

    I have a singer 5817c tha has the needle hitting the bottom plate under the bobbin and breaking or severely bending it. Any advice on how to fix what I believe to be a timing issue? Please email me at barbaragrant.1@juno.com. Would greatly appreciate any assistance.

  • sew-creative Jul 05, 2008

    The needle hit the plate and the stitches have not been sewing properly since. I thought it was a timing issue as this happened once before. I have not done anything yet.

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    I have a Singer model I bought about three years ago. The needle keeps hitting the metal plate below and now I can't sew on it. Could you help me? Sounds like it's a timing problem. Thanks





  • rsteinbrenne Sep 09, 2008

    I just replaced the feed gears, now i need to set the timing. If you could help I'd be grateful. I have 6268 singer.

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2008

    I have a singer model 6268 that the needle comes down and hits the plate sounds similar to the timing problem. Can you advise me how to fix it.
    Diane

  • ddavis1787 Sep 13, 2008

    I have a singer 6268 that the needle comes down and hits the plate below sounds like the same timing problem. Can you advise me on how to fix it.

    Thanks

    Diane

  • DMBROOKS15 Dec 16, 2008

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY SINGER FUTURA 250. THE NEEDLE HITS THE METAL PLATE AND I CAN'T USE MY MACHINE AT ALL NOW. PLEASE E-MAIL ME DIRECTIONS SO I CAN DO IT MYSELF. NEEDLE TIMING DIRECTIONS.. PLEASE.....
    DMBROOKS15@YAHOO.COM



  • jenandad602 Apr 13, 2009

    I'm having the same problem with my Singer 6268. help.....
    jenandad602@yahoo.com

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SOURCE: Singer 6268, needle timing advice

I have a Singer Sewing machine, Model #6268. The threads have knotted up on the underside of the material. When I finally was able to pull it all out, it caused the needle to hit on the bobbin plate (hope that is right). Now the needle is bending, not going through. How can I adjust it back as it supposed to be? I have had this happen before, but it cost way too much to get it repaired. And I still don't know why this happens (the threads getting tangled).
Thanks!

Posted on May 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Singer 1120 timing

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Timing" is the alignment of the needle at its lowest point and the hook on the bobbin case. The point of the hook must pass directly behind the "scarf" of the needle fo the interlocking loop of a "single needle lockstitch" machine to occur. Look closely at the needle. You will see the long groove along the front of it. This is where the thread rides as the needle goes up and down. If you look at the back of the needle you will see a flattened area just above the point. This is the "scarf"; it's flattened to permit the hook of the bobbin case to run right by it and catch the loop.
When a machine is out of "time", the hook is either too early or too late, OR to far away from the scarf to make the connection. You can send a machine out of time by hitting a pin, or breaking a needle "hard" (too fast through too many layers, etc.). You can usually identify a machine that is out of time by multiple skipped stitches at high speeds, or by stitching fast and then quickly putting it into reverse. Sometimes, you can scrape by if you rotate the insertion of your needle a little bit, this can help compensate for minor timing issues.

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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SOURCE: singer 7426 timing off

Check the timing of the needle to the hook.
Here is a guide to generic principles of Timing

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

Testimonial: "very helpful...thank you"

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SOURCE: singer 6268 - i need timing instruction. Thanks

Can't supply diagram but email me and I will attach full instructions, remind me of your make.
Ken
drivewithken@blueyonder.co.uk

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

Testimonial: "advice helped me time my machine.....thank you very much"

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SOURCE: Manuals for Singer 6268

google manufacturer and email request for one

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