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How do I fix a timing problem with my singer sewing machine? The needle thread will not pick up my bobbin thread.

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  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    unable to get bobbin case back in

  • grazia_slick Jul 19, 2008

    the thread is not picking up to make a stitch. I dont know what to do

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    How to thread the sewing machine needle

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Here's how you set the timing od the Machine alright:
1. Take the side plate off, take the needle plate off.
2. Take the presser foot off, and put a new needle in the machine. 3. Make sure that the needle is in the lowest position and look at the needle bar for the two timing lines. Locate the top line.
4. Then, turn the handwheel toward you until the top line is where the bottom line was.
At this point, the tip of the hook should be directly in the scarf of the needle.
This should set the timing of the machine perfect....

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I am having a problem with the needle staying threaded. As soon as I start to sew it comes unthreaded. I have never had this problem before. Does anyone know what it could be??? It is a singer 5050.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

My singer zig zag model 737 keeps getting jamed wher the needle is actually that thing under the needle it works for like 5 seconds then makes this jjjjjjj sound can someone plz help thnx

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

I am having a fashion maker rotomatic Singer 974.it has developed a fault the bobbin shuttle is not operated .i checked &found that the teeth of bevel gear operating belt shaft is broken.how can i get it repaired.

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SOURCE: I have an old singer sewing machine 401A. The top

You can download a manual for $10 at www.sewingmanuals.com and it should help you. A couple of suggestions though, is your needle inserted correctly? Flat side facing the rear of the machine, fresh needle? Threaded correctly on top and bobbin area? Is your thread good not too old and the same type in bobbin and top? Did you leave a long enough tail in the bobbin thread? 3-4 inches which you hold with your left hand. Is the thread in the bobbin unwinding the right way? Are you turning the handwheel towards you, not away from you at least two revolutions or until you see the thread loop? Try these suggestions, and I am sure one will work unless your timing is off and it needs professional service.

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