Singer 8280 Mechanical Sewing Machine - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Turn the hand wheel HARD in the direction it was traveling. Then remove the thread and the needle and run it full speed for 20 seconds to put it back in time.

Singer 8280... | Answered on Apr 04, 2018 | 1,454 views

Depends what it would cost for service. Most standard service would cost at least $50-100. You can purchase a replacement machine for ~$100.

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Singer 8280... | Answered on Jan 01, 2018 | 94 views

Not being there, I have to guess, but my guess is, your bobbin case is not set in properly, or you have a badly wound bobbin that's causing the jamming.

Another possibility is you have threads wrapped around the tension unit on the inside.

Singer 8280... | Answered on Jan 02, 2017 | 180 views

What you are seeing is called "bird's nesting." There are two main reasons for "bird's nesting."
The first one is the thread not between the tension disks. That allows the thread to be pulled from the spool instead of pulling the thread tight from underneath. Always make sure to always put up your presser foot before you thread the tension disks. I also check the thread after I finish to make sure the top thread has good tension on it before sewing.
The second reason is the thread is not being pulled by the take up lever. Make sure you see it being pulled by the take up lever before you start sewing. If not, rethread it.

Good luck.

Singer 8280... | Answered on Jan 02, 2016 | 191 views

drop of WD 40 into bobbin and hair dryer worm it up - it will expand with heat a little - to free the bobbin off the stem. Check for correct size bobbin next time.

Singer 8280... | Answered on Nov 11, 2015 | 135 views

I believe that l might be able to make the repair , I was one price starting at $70.00

Give them a call 1-800-MICHAELS

Singer 8280... | Answered on Apr 28, 2015 | 165 views

Here is a demo of some sewing on YouTube; zig zag may be in there.
Do you have a Manual?

Singer 8280... | Answered on Feb 26, 2015 | 113 views

If you are pulling the arm towards you or pushing away from you then you will need to have the needle arm adjusted. Pushing and pulling of the arm will only cause damage. Many times this needs to be adjusted due to the constant movement of the machine. There is usually material on the Youtube to explain how to adjust needle arm.

Singer 8280... | Answered on Dec 23, 2014 | 93 views

Hai, Please change the correct size needle,bobbin &case and check the timings and tension.

Singer 8280... | Answered on Dec 06, 2014 | 96 views

It sounds like you have lost the tread guide. When you press the clamp as far up as it will go, there should be a slot in the post underneath the clamp visible. You may need to use a mirror to see it. The thread guide snaps into that slot and keeps the clamp from falling down. Take it to any repair shop. It will not be expensive to repair.

Singer 8280... | Answered on Jan 03, 2015 | 138 views

The user's manual is available as a free download at the Singer Sewing machine site. However, I believe your model is a 8280, not a 547.

Singer 8280... | Answered on Nov 28, 2014 | 96 views

There are a couple of reasons for that. The first could be that your feed dogs are not up. It could also mean--if you can adjust the presser foot pressure--that your presser foot pressure needs to be increased. If your feed dogs are not up, and you set the dial/lever/button to put it up, you will STILL need to turn the wheel TOWARDS you (ALWAYS towards you) at least one or two times until it snaps up--you'll hear it click. It does not raise when you first set it up on ANY machine or any manufacturer.

Singer 8280... | Answered on Nov 18, 2014 | 55 views

Here is the namual, in case you don't have it. Unfortunately, you have to skip over several foreign languages before you get to what you want. It's on page19 of the manual. Good luck.

Singer 8280... | Answered on Jul 16, 2014 | 121 views

I could not find a Singer Merritt 3014 nor a Singer 8280. Do you have the serial number and/or model number? You can always try this site:

Singer 8280... | Answered on Jun 12, 2014 | 107 views

To my knowledge you want to oil all spots sparingly you don't want oil all over. Make sure to use scrap material before sewing.

Singer 8280... | Answered on May 20, 2014 | 38 views

check with and call or email them

Singer 8280... | Answered on May 07, 2014 | 102 views

Hai, Please check the thread tension and change the new thread and new needle. Otherwise put the some drops oil in the top and bobbin thread. Or go to mechanic shop.

Singer 8280... | Answered on Apr 16, 2014 | 76 views

you might put a little oil on it to see if that helps, good luck

Singer 8280... | Answered on Mar 07, 2014 | 63 views

it sounds like she's binding up. probably needs a good clean out and a generous lube

Singer 8280... | Answered on Mar 01, 2014 | 107 views

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