20 Most Recent Singer Inspiration 4220 Mechanical Sewing Machine Questions & Answers


The parts list (or chart) may be useful to you, and generally, they are free. The Singer Sewing Machine site does have parts charts for sewing machines as a free download. Go to the Singer Sewing Machine site and type in Parts Chart in the Search box. If you don't find it there, send an email to Singer Customer Support. The reason it might be useful is in addition to a list of parts and their order numers, there are diagrams as to what they are and how they fit together.

Singer... • Answered on Nov 28, 2014


http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/492_4228_4220_030707_new.pdf or http://www.youtube.com/user/SingerSewingCompany or http://www.singerco.com/sewing-resources/operation-basics

Singer... • Answered on May 22, 2014


Well, they're inexpensive to purchase anyway, but you generally don't have to replace them unless they are scored, and that doesn't happen unless you have put a needle in improperly several times, and it marked the case. Before replacing it, I would test the bobbin by rolling it down a flat surface to see if it wobbles; if it is, it's warped. I would also try another bobbin because it's easy to get an incorrectly wound bobbin, which won't allow the thread to unwind smoothly. Take the bobbin and case out of the machine as a unit, making sure that the thread is where it usually is while sewing, and pull the thread. There should be SOME resistance, but not a lot. It could also actually be your TOP tension that is too tight. In your manual, there are instructions and drawings to show you what your stitches should look like, and how to take corrective action if they are not. While you CAN adjust the bobbin tension, if it doesn't need it you can really get yourself into trouble, and they generally don't--thread resistance is generally caused by other factors.

Singer... • Answered on Jan 22, 2014


Very vague question... well it's not even a question. If the bobbin thread is straight with little loops... your top tension is too loose. Tighten it.

Singer... • Answered on Oct 02, 2013


try a new needlerethread the machine top and bobbinmake sure the bobbin is turned the right way in the bobbin casetry adjusting the top thread tensionif these suggestions don't help then it would be a good idea to have the machine checked

Singer... • Answered on Sep 26, 2013


Normally it is a #15 or 15J. Your manual should tell you or you can go online at singerco.com and look under support for a free download of you manual. I checked the Singer site and you may have to have a "surefit" bobbin that is exclusive to Singer. You can call them at 1-800-4singer

Singer... • Answered on Jan 11, 2013


try changing the needle rethread the machine top & bobbin check to see if the thread has come off the thread take up leverclean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint & thread

Singer... • Answered on May 03, 2012


Take a deep breath and read page 67 of your manual, it is your top threading that is causing the problem. On page 67 it gives troubleshooting hints, like making sure that you are holding the thread ends when you start to sew, look for a bent or burr on your needle. Replace needle. If, you do not have a manual go to singerco.com and download one for free.
I had the same problem last week and swore I had threaded my machine right, then I looked at my manual, whoa nellie!, I missed a guide and I have been sewing for 50+ years.

Singer... • Answered on Sep 11, 2010

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