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Thread: HSN heavr duty Singer

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    I purchased this machine last week. Sorry if there is another thread on this ,couln't find it . has anyone else had a loud noise when you sew through 3 or more layer. Singer says to take it to dealer or send back to HSN. Please help.

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    New Singer machines do not have a good reputation. I would send it back, get a refund of your money if possible, and buy a different machine -- preferably locally. Sears Kenmore machines have an excellent reputation nowadays.

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    I have the Quantum L-500. I don't hear a noise. Are you using the original needle? Maybe the needle is dull--try changing it. Also, check out your bobbin case to see if it needs cleaning.

    I've used Singers all my life and haven't had a problem. Singer's have gotten a rep over the years but I think it's because the folks that have had problems speak louder than the ones that have not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    I have the Quantum L-500. I don't hear a noise. Are you using the original needle? Maybe the needle is dull--try changing it. Also, check out your bobbin case to see if it needs cleaning.

    I've used Singers all my life and haven't had a problem. Singer's have gotten a rep over the years but I think it's because the folks that have had problems speak louder than the ones that have not.
    Your Singer machines are probably older machines when they were built better. They aren't built as good as they used to be.

    If now is your only opportunity to send it back, you may want to do that. Kenmore machines are either Janome or Elna, both excellent quality machines.

    Good luck on your decision.

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    I ordered the L-500 from HSN and sent it back soon after. She was noisy, clunky, and the stitches were uneven. To be honest, I was very disappointed and sad because it combined the best features of the Janome 6600 and the Babylock Quest. Oh well! There was a huge difference in my machine compared to the one they feature in the video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    I have the Quantum L-500. I don't hear a noise. Are you using the original needle? Maybe the needle is dull--try changing it. Also, check out your bobbin case to see if it needs cleaning.

    I've used Singers all my life and haven't had a problem. Singer's have gotten a rep over the years but I think it's because the folks that have had problems speak louder than the ones that have not.
    Your Singer machines are probably older machines when they were built better. They aren't built as good as they used to be.

    If now is your only opportunity to send it back, you may want to do that. Kenmore machines are either Janome or Elna, both excellent quality machines.

    Good luck on your decision.
    I do have vintage Singers but I also have a Futura 250 embroidery/sewing machine, I have a singer quilting machine (maybe about 5/6 years old) and never had any problems with any of them. My only problem with the L-500 was my one of the "toes" on my satin foot broke off--I called Singer and had a replacement the next day and a problem with the tread breaking but once I started using a different thread that problem was solved! I seen other posts here with the same thread breakage problem and they were not Singers. The reason I bought a Singer vs other machines is not that I thought that Singer was better--it was what I could afford with features comparable to the other machines out there. I've been lucky!

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    Unfortunately, Singer does not produce quality machines like they use to. I would never buy a new one. If you can send it back, that's what I'd do, and get your money back.

    I have a friend that buys nothing but Kenmore's and loves them. They are made by Janome and has everything that a Janome does...except the price.

    Good luck :)

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    I had singer sewing machine for about twenty years - but the gears were made with plastic parts and constantly at the repair shop - I now have a Brothers and Baby Lock Pro Choice which I love

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    I have changed the needl /rethreaded with diferent thread(30 wt. read and reread the book and checked every thing. Finall y called hsn and singer.. singer says to take it to Indy. HSN says they will send new onw after they get this one back.... I'm over the fuss to old for this. all I want to do is Quilt. Not mess with a machine all day I'm Sending it back with full refund......I have had singers since I started to sew as a kid. never had a problem until now.... Guess I'll be shopping for a different make . Any sugestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsktkeeper
    Guess I'll be shopping for a different make . Any sugestions.
    It depends on your price range. Sears Kenmore machines offer good value for money.

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