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I have a SINGER 2263. I've used this machine less than ten hrs. I have a jam, I've cleaned everything. The machine will turn un-restricted in reverse but forward half a cycle. The needle will either jam at the top or the bottom depending on where I start the forward cycle. I have not investigated further than the Bobbin shuttle. Any suggestions will be appreciated. THANKS, Bill

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    William Johns Mar 16, 2011

    I found the solution quite by accident and it wasn't in any of the instruction manuals. My problem was, the bobbin spindle (where you wind the bobbin) was thrown to the right, to the wind position. Being a novice, I did not know this is how the thing works. I'm a little embarrassed but live and learn. Thanks for trying to help. Sincerely, Bill

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With the machine unplugged, remove the bobbin case and the shuttle mechanism. Clean and oil it. Check for any fabric or threads in your feed dogs. Change needles in case that one is bent slightly. If the jam was really bad, you may have messed up the timing, unfortunately.

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