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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have a simple singer
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.
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Posted on Sep 01, 2011
First thaing you should check is the tension pulley if it is poperly adjusted. Adjust it to the factory setting. Then check the needle if it is properly sitted. Then you look into the bobbin case and refix the bobbin.
Adjust your thread tension. It may be too tight or too loose.
If your upper thread and bobbin threads are different types, try using the same thread for both. And use a good quality, brand name thread.
Try switching to a needle plate with a smaller hole (a straight stitch needle plate). (Important: After changing your needle plate, check to make sure your needle aligns perfectly with this smaller hole before starting to sew. A misaligned needle could hit the plate and break, which could be dangerous. And make sure to change your needle plate back for zigzag and other wide stitches.)
Hope this was helpful to you. All the best Elect_Comp
Posted on Sep 07, 2011
SOURCE: My Singer Prelude machine
Hi Jos, I'm no pro but I fix lots of things. It sounds like there is a mechanical blockage that is preventing the motor from turning. If you haven't already, open all the panels or covers that reveal the mechanical workings, and remove any bobbins (and maybe the needle, if the tip is touching another part of the machine) using your hand to gently rock the motor forward and backward (unplug the cord first) look for the parts to move however slightly they may be moving. if they move with your rocking motion and stop hard, there is something that has moved out of place. Closely watch the needle tip first to see how it moves and that it and its clamp are not bumping into anything. following up the shaft, gradually and methodically look at the next parts that you can see moving, and continue checking every consecutive piece in the mech, till you've come to the back end of the motor. if you havent found the culprit by now, at least you have narrowed down the possibilities and you know your toy much better that most people. When you take it to the service man, be sure to tell him how you examined it and every thing you have learned. By giving the repairer this head start, you not only reduce their time to fix it but...they will know that you are fully aware of your machine and understand something of the problem and about troubleshooting your sewing machine. You will probably fix it yourself but if not, you wont be overcharged by anyone.
Good luck, I hope this helps.
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Posted on Nov 17, 2011
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