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Singer 7442 will not sew

I recently purchased a Singer 7442 and went to try it out today. Instructions were fairly simple and after winding the bobbin, threading the top thread and threading the bobbin, I went to try a few practice stitches .... and it quit working. It seems to make 2 or 3 stitches and then stop with all the lights on the console flashing. The only way to get it operational again is to turn the mahine off entirely. I have reread the manual numerous times and cannot figure out what is wrong. I have tried re-threading both the top and bobbin threads as well as reinserting the needle, but to no avail. I have tension, length and width set the "auto". Extremely frustrating. Any idea as to what the issue could be?

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  • irig Feb 13, 2009

    i have the same problem. just bought the singer 7442 sewing machine and trying to thread the bobbin. i followed the instructions but as soon as i hit the foot pedal to start winding the thread on the bobbin, all the lights on the panel light up, it beeps three times and stops working. if i turn it off, it works for a few spins and then the same thing happens again.

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Had the same problem as mommyb2 - it was the bobbin spindel was in the wrong position. Push bobbin spindel to the left and it works for sewing.
Have the same problem winding my first bobbin - pushed spindel to the right to engage bobbin fuction and the machine locks up and wont wind the bobbin. Irig did you bring it in for repair? I'm thinking its broke - which **** as mine is a brand new machine

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