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Turned the hand wheel the wrong way (clockwise) and I threw off the timing of the machine. How can I re align the machine? It's a Singer Simple 3116 18 stitch.

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I think that all you have to do is put a new 80/12 needle in,that is what they set the timing with, and clean your machine thoroughly, take out your bobbin and brush the area. I do not think that it is your timing from turning your wheel the wrong way,

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

  • Mary Dunn Aug 27, 2010

    I just received information on setting the timing on a singer machine, let me know if my other suggestions did not work and I will post what I have learned from a retired sewing machine repairman.

  • AuroraSews Sep 23, 2010

    Is there any way you can post that information? My singer 3116's timing seems to be off as well and I would like to fix it.


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