Question about Singer 3116 Simple
For tawnydog make sure you needle is in correctly. For you and icklescher it sounds like your timing could be off. I don't have a machine like this one but you shoudl be able to open up the machine, removing bottom plate and opening plate on left side panel Watch as you your needle bar comes down and see how it hits. If you were sewing and broke a needle you could have jarred it out of sync. Sorry that is the best I can give without seeing it.
Posted on Aug 09, 2008
The flat part of the needle goes toward the back. You may also be using the wrong size needle for your project. Make sure the bobbin is threaded correctly. The bobbin may also need the tension adjusted, small screw on the bobbin case. You may have something lodged, try unthreading the bobbib and moving the large knob on the side back and forth with only the top thread. If there is broken thread etc under there you should be able to see and remove it. I have also used a blow-dryer to blow out dust and fuzz.Remember to oil your machine using the correct oil. Be careful to not force the fabric by either pulling it tight or holding it so that the feed is being forced. There are tutorials at the Singer site if none of this helps you.
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
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