Question about Sewing Machines
I had some problems with the thread jamming the machine, so i took all the thread out but the machine is still jammed. took off the plate over the bobbin and the case off over the light but I can't see what is causing the machine to stick. I can use the hand wheel to make the machine run about 1/2 a revolution before it becomes to stuck to move farther. I've only used the machine a few times so it shouldn't need to be oiled.
Put a felt spool pin holder (an extra one comes with machine and it's either red or white felt with a circle cut out of it in the center)...remove bobbin, set felt circle in bobbin case to keep bobbin from wiggling. The back and forth motion is knocking the thread out causing it to lay flat against top of the bobbin when you start machine, but felt puts bobbin in correct position! Make sure thread falls into tension slots and carefully pull thread back to left of silver piece (stitch finger). Pull up your bobbin thread. Put in new needle since "bird nesting" or jam may have bent the one previously used. Now it should purr like a kitten...smooth sailing! This is how I fixed my Singer Heavy Duty 4423 when I realized the problem is that the bobbin case is a bit wide and felt takes up slack, raising bobbin also to keep bobbin thread moving smoothly through so it doesn't jump out of tension and rest on top of bobbin!!! Works now!
Posted on Mar 29, 2012
Since you still hear a high pitch squealing noise then it might be a good idea to have the machine serviced to see if there is anything wrong inside the machine
Posted on Mar 10, 2012
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Maybe, try a new needle, and make sure that the flat side faces the rear. And try it 2 or 3 turns on the wheel. Oil your machine if you haven't used it in a while. I am hoping that it is not your timing and have my fingers crossed.
Posted on Nov 04, 2010
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Generally, this is because the needle is either inserted incorrectly or because it's bent. Even if it doesn't look bent, it can be ever so slightly that you can't even see it with the naked eye. See if changing the needle corrects the problem, and be sure to insert the needle with the flat side of the shaft facing away from you.
Good luck, Linda!
Posted on May 17, 2011
SOURCE: My singer 4423 is having
Have you replaced the needle? Sometimes something that simple will solve the problem.
If you have changed the needle and rethreaded the machine, then take apart your bobbin and make certain there are no small pieces of thread or lint in it.
Check your tension. Do you have an automatic thread cutter? I had the same problem and it was because my automatic thread cutter was cutting the thread too short. Some how the cutter had gotten bent...I could not tell it, but it was.
To solve the problem i put the blade of a flat head screw driver under the cutter and GENTLY bent it back down. Fixed the problem. Works perfectly.
some machines can get "out of time"...the needle and the bobbin thread don't arrive at the right place at the same time.In this case you need to take your machine to a repair shop for re-timing
Posted on Jul 14, 2011
SOURCE: My singer 4423 will not
you will be needing help from the service manual of your machine. The problem of buttonhole and how to solve it is discussed on page 28 of the service manual.
Click here: http://www.promanuals.com/serviceparts/singer-4421-4423-sewing-machine-service-manual/
Posted on Sep 18, 2011
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