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How do adjust the timing? 2273 singer esteem 2. the take up leaver hits the cowling?

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Timing" is the alignment of the needle at its lowest point and the hook on the bobbin case. The point of the hook must pass directly behind the "scarf" of the needle fo the interlocking loop of a "single needle lockstitch" machine to occur. Look closely at the needle. You will see the long groove along the front of it. This is where the thread rides as the needle goes up and down. If you look at the back of the needle you will see a flattened area just above the point. This is the "scarf"; it's flattened to permit the hook of the bobbin case to run right by it and catch the loop.
When a machine is out of "time", the hook is either too early or too late, OR to far away from the scarf to make the connection. You can send a machine out of time by hitting a pin, or breaking a needle "hard" (too fast through too many layers, etc.). You can usually identify a machine that is out of time by multiple skipped stitches at high speeds, or by stitching fast and then quickly putting it into reverse. Sometimes, you can scrape by if you rotate the insertion of your needle a little bit, this can help compensate for minor timing issues.

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Check the timing of the needle to the hook.
Here is a guide to generic principles of Timing

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SOURCE: Where do I oil this machine?

You can only oil modern machines on the moving parts that you can see.

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Just adjust the tension so you ger a perfect stitch top and bottom

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On singer esteem ii 2273 model. My problem is the hand spinner sticks only when the needle is all the way down.It doesnt get stuck juststicky slightly. I cantfigure out where at its sticking. Any idea

In order to solve your problem, you may have to take the machine apart. The gears may have to be looked at and oiled. I would oil every joint.

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Be sure your bobbin is inserted the correct way (this varies from machine to machine, so check the owner's manual). Bobbin tension is dependent upon this in most Singer machines.

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Ah... a plastic Singer. I'm sorry for you. It's likely something broke, take it in for repair.

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I am looking for a free manual for a singer 2273 esteem II

Singer has the manuals for the 2273 on their support site: . The direct link to the English version of the manual for the 2273 is . The oiling diagram is available separately: . You will need Adobe Reader or a similar program to read the manual.

You can also buy the manual from Singer for $15. Many Singer sewing machine manuals are available here: .

I hope this helps.

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Just adjust the tension so you ger a perfect stitch top and bottom

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How to set the settings for stitching zigzac on singer 2273 model

Go to and download a copy of your manual for free under customer support, instruction manual and put 2273 in the box, it will tell you everything you need to know. You can save a copy on your computer plus enlarge the diagrams for easy viewing. Good luck

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I have a Singer Esteem II Sewing Machine model 2273. I ordered the ruffler foot 086742-P as listed on the website. I can get it to fit on the machine...i think...however when i lower the needle it hits...

Are there other needle positions on your machine that will allow the needle to pass without hitting? Otherwise, I suspect the accessory you have is not installed correctly or is not correct for your machine.

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Where do I oil this machine?

You can only oil modern machines on the moving parts that you can see.

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