20 Most Recent Singer 7422 Questions & Answers

There are lots of men who sew...it is not gender specific.

Perhaps this will help--unfortunately not free:
Wards 1984 Instruction Manual

Montgomery Wards Sewing Machine Instruction and Service Manuals

Montgomery Ward did not make their own machines, so it was most likely manufactured by a sewing machine company with Montgomery Ward's name on it.

However, most machines thread similarly. Just be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the top thread--this allows the thread to seat in the tension disk. Set the top tension to about the midway point to start and then tweak from there.

threading older sewing machine Google Search

Understanding Thread Tension Threads

Bobbin tension is usually the last thing to try to adjust...be sure to mark the screw setting BEFORE making any adjustment...

Bobbin Tension How and Why Tension is Adjusted

Needles are probably the least expensive resolution to a lot of sewing machine problems--change them often!!! About every 8 hours of sewing, and be sure to use a needle that is compatible with the thread and fabric. Be sure to install the needle with the flat part facing the correct direction. Most machines have the flat part facing the back of the machine, however, some machines with the bobbin loading from the side will have the flat part of the needle facing the harp (throat) of the machine. AVOID old or bargain bin threads! Use fresh, good quality sewing machine thread (generally, Coats & Clark is not one of them...)

All About Needles

Singer 7422 | Answered on May 14, 2017

Hello Gargi Sarkar
The power supply voltage in India is between 220 V and 240 V. Your machine will be ruined if you plug it directly into the power supply in India. There are two options:
1. Use a step down adaptor to 'reduce' the 220 - 240 V to 110V which is what your machine can handle. This may be more practical and economical AND you can use the step-down adaptor for other Canadian electronics.
2. Your sewing machine motor can be changed for a 220 - 240 V motor, but often other parts will need to be changed as well. Also more costly.

Happy Stitching

Singer 7422 | Answered on Apr 21, 2017

Your machine could be defective. Take it back where it was purchased.

Singer 7422 | Answered on Apr 20, 2017

Manufacturers of newer machines frequently make the covers difficult to remove simply because the internal mechanisms comprise computerized components that can be easily damaged. (They are also reluctant to allow John Q. Public to service their machines.) Usually, there are little plastic protrusions on the cases that interlock and can be easily broken. Just curious why you would want to remove the case on a computerized machine since it is a closed system and little maintenance required except perhaps a few drops of oil in the shuttle area.


Singer 7422 | Answered on Apr 02, 2017

I'm not totally sure what you're referring to, unless it's the bobbin CASE. It has a metal bobbin, and the part that the thread comes out of inserts so its at the top. There is a latch on the case that pulls out from the right. Keeping the latch open, push into the machine.
I would recommend that you download your machine's user manual from the singer site, where it's available free. It has several pictures of the correct procedure.

Singer 7422 | Answered on Dec 28, 2016

Note: It's in 3 languages in each section. It took me awhile to spot the english. =)

Singer 7422 | Answered on Sep 07, 2016

I do not have a fancy Brother machine. From what I understand, you just need to do a zig-zag stitch around the "rectangle" that will become the button hole.
You could forego whatever instructions they provide and just set your stitch width as appropriate and then move the stitch type to a thin (close together stitching) zig-zag, just shy of "satin stitch" (which is just sewing back and forth all in the same place, and therefore--useful for embroidery).
Sometimes easy does it can be the ONLY way to get things done. :) Sorry I don't know more about your specific issue but maybe the old school way will help.

Singer 7422 | Answered on Feb 22, 2016

If you can open the left face cover of your machine, you may be able to see where the presser foot mechanism is malfunctioning. Could have become disconnected.


Singer 7422 | Answered on Feb 08, 2016

Manually turn the handwheel. Are the feed dogs still moving but remain below the sewing surface so they do not contact the fabric? Check to make sure the feed dogs have not been set to the darning function. Also set the stitch length to a 10-stitches per inch to see if that makes a difference.


Singer 7422 | Answered on Sep 27, 2015

try rethreading the machine top & bobbin
clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for loose threads or lint
try changing the needle

Singer 7422 | Answered on Aug 05, 2015

I have managed to find two sites offering downloadable versions of the manual you want. However they both charge for the privilege. The first is the Singer site itself here:
SINGER Instruction Manual pdf model 7422
and they do say that if you pay up then on checkout then they will send an email with a link for immediate download in pdf format.
The other site is here:
Singer Instruction Manuals 6000 9999
and you can scroll down to your model. They state clearly that download orders are not immediate but subject to confirmation, but they do say expected within 1 hour.
My experience is mainly computers and I was surprised to find the manufacturer charging for a manual, but different industries, different standards I suppose. Ho-Hum.
Hope this is helpful, if so would you please register that with Fixya

Singer 7422 | Answered on Dec 21, 2014

Your problem lies with the main shaft that is to tight to release the bobbin winder mechanism, because of old grease and oil becoming sticky. A short term solution will be to remove the needle, in order not to hurt you, and then hold on to the needle bar with your left hand, while engaging the bobbin lever with your left hand. This will prevent the main shaft to rotate and your winder should work. In the long term, take it to your dealer to clean the oil and grease. You will not be able to open the machine casing yourselve, as you might damage the casing and or electronics.

Good luck!

Singer 7422 | Answered on Dec 18, 2014

You may view/download the manual at Owners Manual User Guide for Singer 7422

Singer 7422 | Answered on Dec 16, 2014

I believe I just answered this question for you.

Singer 7422 | Answered on Dec 12, 2014

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It comes mounted on a tiny circuit board, and the other ends plug into a larger circuit board. Just observe how and where the other one unplugs; it's not at all difficult to do, and the plug end only goes in the correct way--it just won't fit any other way.

Singer 7422 | Answered on Nov 29, 2014

The electrical specifications are as follows:
220 - 230 V
Total 65W

Enjoy your machine

Singer 7422 | Answered on Oct 31, 2014

Usually a problem on the bottom indicates the machine is not threaded correctly on the top. (The thread that goes to the needle.) sometimes the tension disks are missed or need adjustment. With the presser foot down, can you easily pull the upper thread or can you feel tension. If necessary, completly rethread the top thread.

Singer 7422 | Answered on Aug 27, 2014

The silver nobe at the left top of the machine turn it clock wise check your pressure foot if it is not enough try again.

Singer 7422 | Answered on Jul 24, 2014

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