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I just purchased the singer simple 3116 and i'm trying to thread it but it did not come with the thread take up lever or just can't find it ok to use or will it break?

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Turn your hand wheel towards you so that the take up lever is at its highest point then thread it. Watch your dvd that came with your machine or look at your manual. If, you cannot find your manual go to and download one for free. There is a take up lever, really. Good luck

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My Singer 3116 Simple is tangling up by the bobbin and leaving knots of thread on the underside of material?

Thread it right...with the lever up. Then adjust your top tension.

If you still have problems check the bobbin carrier/shuttle for burrs. If you find burrs carefully sand with fine grit sand paper.

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I have a singer stylist 534 and do not know how to thread it.

otton reel on spool pin,take thread right to left over the guide above the takeup lever at tghe back, pull thread forward through tension discs, straight down and round the big guide, back up and through the takeup lever, then straight down following the guides and thread the needle front to back

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I have a simple singer and I don't now how to thread the upper thread! I get stuck in the part where the manual asks to put the thread trought the take-up lever because I can't find the the take-up...

The take up lever is right up front, the unit that goes up and down when you turn the wheel on the right, it usually has an eye or a quick threading loop. After that, it goes down, and under that circular 'thing' there, then to the needle, I hope this isn't too confusing.
Happy Sewing, Please rate and comment, Thank You,

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As im sewing the top thread is feeding too much out and it is bunching and jaming on the bottom of my quilts.

try changing the needle
check to see if the thread has come off the thread take up lever--that can jam up a machine
check to see that the machine is threaded thru all the thread guides on the machine
check the top tension to make sure it set correctly--usually 3 or 4

if you need a instruction manual singer has some free downloads
Go to the singer website
At the bottom of the homepage look for instruction manual--click on it
It will take you to another page
In the box put in the model number of the machine (example 3116)
Click search
They have one & it's a free download

Aug 12, 2011 | Singer 3116 Simple

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Hi! I have a singer simple 3116 sewing machine

It is the top threading that is giving you the problem not the bobbin thread. Try this, totally rethread, the machine. A new needle will not hurt either. Now with the presser foot up, pull on the top thread, it should feed smoothly, now lower the presser foot, pull the thread again, it should barely move. This usually will seat the thread in the tension discs.
Good luck and Merry Christmas

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Read your manual, then watch the excellent video. If you can't find your manual go to and download one for free.

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