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Re: Sewing machine question!

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I still have my Singer that I bought 50 yrs. ago.  It was my first significant purchase and I made installment payments for six months, to begin establishing a credit history for myself.  I used to sew a lot in the beginning and made costumes for my kids when they were young.  I don't use it much anymore but it's handy when I need it.  

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Re: Sewing machine question!

Check for piece of needle in bottom.  Take apart and clean.

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Re: Sewing machine question!

@Irishgirl555 maybe a dumb question, but is the needle in the right way?  

 

I don't have a Singer but when Ihave to replace my needle the flat part of it goes to the back of the machine.

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Re: Sewing machine question!

@Irishgirl555, I'm usually a nice person but if he had told me my Singer was junk my response to him would have been, and so are you.
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Re: Sewing machine question!

Check all plugs.

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Re: Sewing machine question!

 


@Irishgirl555 wrote:
I've started checking that very idea, they aren't expensive & yes returnable if doesn't work. Called a repair shop he pretty much said it was junk & dont buy Singer 🥵 !

@Irishgirl555.  My piece of "junk" has been going strong since I got it new in 1964.  I don't use it a lot nowadays but there have been times it got very heavy use.   It still runs like new.  I once made my complete work wardrobe, as well as a lined patio door drapery and even a vinyl boat canopy on it.

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Re: Sewing machine question!

Well darn, I ordered a new pedal from Amazon but it didn't help! So back it goes. Have checked all plugs and dusted and dusted! Out of ideas but thanks to all for offers to help💞

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Re: Sewing machine question!

One last thing. Could you remove the cover and take the bobbin out? It might not be in correctly. I have the cutest screwdrivers to do the job.
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Re: Sewing machine question!

@Irishgirl555 

How long has it been since you oiled the sewing machine?  Mom's Singer and Brother machines as well as my Kenmore require regular oiling before using.  

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Re: Sewing machine question!

I would go to Youtube and search for Singer machines and look for you specific machine; also just do a google search for your machine and there may be a troubleshooting section in the manual you can download. Good luck!