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The singer simple 2263 is turning my white thread grey. Is this because it is new and needs to be broken in?

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Where is you buy it? If, at JoAnn's they will gladly show you how to use it. Or call Singer at 1-800-4singer and ask them all of the questions. You don't specify what your problem is. I looked up your manual on the site and it is a very nice basic machine, so my guess is that you are having problems threading it. I have the 3116 Simple and they gave me a dvd about the machine, how thread, use the buttonhole etc. Maybe they can send you one for your machine. Good luck and if you still have problems, take it back and buy from a place that gives lessons.

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What with pandemics, wars & depression (not the type treated by Celebrex)

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