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Singer 3116. There seams to be a timing Problem, The needle thread won't pick up the bobbin thread. How do I adjust the timing.

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I would check my video dvd that came with my machine again, and manual, also make sure that your needle is inserted with the flat side away from you, I don't think it is in the timing.

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How do I put the bobbin and parts back together so the needle picks up the thread?

Time to visit the local dealership. I wouldn't try to replace it myself. Too many things can go wrong. Find local dealerships on official website or inside the user's manual: Singer Simple 3116 manual Download Free Manuals

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needle needs to be in correct position. try threading from other side.. if in correct position.

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If when you put the bobbin in, you can't get the top thread to bring it up, your timing is off. That means that the hook that catches the top thread as it goes around is out of sync. If you have had no experience working with this type of machinery, I do not recommend that you try to fix it yourself; however, any sewing machine technician can fix it for you--it should not be expensive and doesn't take long, and it doesn't have to be a Singer dealer--hooks and how they work are standard for every machine. I believe that Sears will work on any machine. It doesn't require a replacement part.

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I have a singer 3116 sewing machine

here are some suggestions
change the needle--make sure it's turned the right way when inserting
the new needle into the needle bar holder
check for burrs on the needle plate and in the bobbin area
try a different thread, some thread is just not very good

Oct 18, 2012 | Singer 3116 Simple

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My singer simple the needle hits the bobbin and my needle thread will not pick up my bobbin thread. what can I do?

change the needle to see if that will take care of the problem
if it doens't then the machine needs to be checked at a sewing machine shop about the timing

May 28, 2012 | Singer 3116 Simple

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The thread on the bottom bunches up all down at the bottom than bunches up

Usually problems like this are caused by improper bobbin winding and installation, incorrect tension, the wrong needle for project, or simply not grasping the threads and gently pulling them backwards when you start a seam.

1. Make sure you are threading the machine correctly.
2. Check your tension.
3. Check the bobbin, make sure it's wound properly and that you don't have the bobbin in upside down.
4. Check for bits of fluff and thread in the bobbin race area.
5. Change your needle, they wear out, get bent, dull... etc. You should have several different types on hand at all times.
6. Grasp both the threads gently and pull slightly backwards when you begin a seam. this will assure that your bobbin thread doesn't get all bunched up under the fabric.
7. Always test tension, needles etc., on a scrap piece of fabric before you begin sewing your project.

:o) Smile... sewing is fun... remember?

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first make sure that the needle is put in correctly the flat of the needle is to the back of the needle bar

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I believe you have a broken gear. These are difficult to repair on your own.

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thread only shows the bobbin thread when i sew and needle thread also please e-mail me the attachment instructions.

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Bobbin thread wont pick up

Be sure needle is inserted correctly with the flat side in the proper position. Rethread the machine and try again. If it still won't work you have a timing problem which requires a technician or a good mechanic.

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