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What the is wheel that you manually turn on the right hand side of the machine called? I need to order a new cover for mine, but I'm not sure what to call it. Thank you

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Balance wheel

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1. Try to turn the hand wheel. Does the needle move?
2. Make sure the center wheel on the hand crank is tight.
Try the hand wheel now. If you still don't have luck try this.
3. Loosen the center wheel on the hand wheel. There is a small screw on the center wheel on the front or side. Loosen it until it almost comes out.
4. Now tighten the center wheel. (clockwise) Does the needle move if you move the hand wheel? If it does you can tighten the small screw.
5. If this doesn't do the job you will have to take the cover to the motor off. The motor has a bolt to loosen. As you loosen the bolt you can move the motor until it tightens the belt and makes it aligned as well. Run the motor slowly with the foot pedal and adjust the motor until it operates at it's highest speed. Now tighten. Replace all covers.
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I have a Necchi model 549. I have to hand turn the wheel in order for it to start to stitch then it will run, but as soon as I stop it needs to be hand turned again. it will not sew upholstery or heavy...


I have the same machine and have had a similar problem. My belt was just old though. You need a new belt. And once installed it must be adjusted properly for everything to work correctly. I changed and adjusted mine myself. Although Necchi parts are not available from the company any more, there are several places online that carry belts and a few other items. One is sewingpartsonline.com. The belt shows up under Necchi 541, but it lists compatibility with our machines (549) on the order page. The size belt is 12 5/8"-- with teeth (lug type). While the belt is being changed the shaft that holds the wheel needs to be cleaned and oiled. Also clean up any excess oil in the area with a sewing machine safe cleaning fluid. Clean the plastic wheel with a little dish detergent and water on a paper towel. Oil should not be put, or remain, on any plastic parts in your machine. Not many people want to fix these machines anymore, but I love mine and will probably keep it as long as I can keep it running. Hope you see this post and get your machine running again. Win

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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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(1) Check the needle or replace with a new one. A needle has a groove in one side of it and that is the side that the thread enters the needle. Some thread from the side and some from the front.
(2) Before sewing, manually turn the wheel to make the needle go down while holding the needle thread with your left hand. When the bottom thread pulls up, pull both threads toward the back of the machine before sewing.
(3) Make sure your pressure foot has been lowered. Sounds silly, but if you lift is high it might just look like it is engaged.
(4) Try it on two ply fabric first and try both a straight stitch and a zig zag and see if you have problems with both.
(5) Make sure your thread is really machine thread and not hand sewing thread.
(6) Make sure the bobbin thread is feeding off the bobbin spool in the right direction.
(7) Anything other than these is probably a tension problem or a timing problem.

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you shoul check your manual.

If you don't have one,
I'am not sure what this machine looks like,

On the top part of the machine, put your thread on the thread spool,(on the right) the thread should be brought over to the left side and wraped around a small button looking piece. then brought back towards the spool of thread, bring the thread through a small hole in the bobbin, pul 2-3inch out, place the bobbin on the small metal bobbin holder and push to the right,

make sure pressure foot is up. you will need to loosen the hand wheel, hold the hand wheel with the left and and with the right hand turn the center circle back to it loosend (counter clockwise)

make sure the bobbin wind evenly

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Remove the bobbin case.Snap the two retraining arms outwards.Remove the hook race cover and the hook. Oil on right hand side about 4 O'clock... 1-2 drops of oil.Turn the hand wheel until the hook race is in the left position...replace the hook...replace the hook race cover and snap back the two hook retaining arms. Good Luck

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