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Thread: Singer 132Q Featherweight

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    Does anyone have one of these? I got one from my grandmother for my birthday two years ago. I've had alot of trouble with it. It gets stuck alot. the needle will just stay there as the machine just goes "HMMM" like the wheels are turning but not moving the needle, and it's always breaking needles. the bobbin is a side loader. I love to sew with it, then it's working, and my friend is having a baby and i want to get the baby blanket i started done.

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    Now I don't want to upset you but it might just need a tune up... When was the last time you took it in?

    And of course the old standby is have to cleaned out all the lint and checked all over for any stray threads?

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    checked for theads already. It seems like it's out of line. i lost the manual...so i don't know.

    The last time it broke a needle was because the needle hit the medal plate. it also missed stitches the last time i used it before it stopped working.

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    Sounds like it needs a tune up and a new belt........a tune up would tell the story none the less.

    Linda D.

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    not sure where to take it.... I don't have the money to take it to a shop. the ones around here charge to much.

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    my local Hancocks has a singer repairman on Fridays, he charges $20 to look at it.

    I downloaded a manual from the internet for $10, I have the same model with a lost manual.

    I have a tension problem with the bobbin thread but I don't know to fix that. Will be checking this weekend for a solution.

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    It's just awful that money is so tight right now, for everyone. Perhaps you could call around in the mid morning on a week day to everyone listed in your phone book that says they work on Singers, and explain the problem, and see if they can't give you a low ball price. The $20 purplemem is very reasonable. But I would think a tune up would be the best bet.

    I figured you would have done all the little checks already. Since the machine belonging to your Grandmother before you, it's uncertain how long it's been since everything was oiled and checked.

    Oh here's in idea. How many LQS (local quilt shops) do you have in your area? Some places have sewing machines that they use for classes ect. and when there is no class in session they will allow you the use of their machines for free. That way you could take your things and get it done there. My local quilt store doesn't sell machines and doesn't do that, but I've heard stories of other's that do.

    My neighbor has told me more than once that if I'm ever in a pinch I can use her sewing machine. Do you know of anyone else who has one you can borrow?

    Sorry I haven't been more help... Though the manual should tell you were to oil it, perhaps purplemem can look it up and tell you? I know the pfaff ladies are always willing to share how to change the battery and such for the embroidery machines...

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    Isn't the 132 one of the the new "featherweights". I don't think it's a vintage one. I had one I can't give you any advice as mine dies after clattering it's way to an early demise. I only paid $125.00 for it and it would of cost $75.00 to repair it. I'm so sorry for you at least mine was a back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth A.
    It's just awful that money is so tight right now, for everyone. Perhaps you could call around in the mid morning on a week day to everyone listed in your phone book that says they work on Singers, and explain the problem, and see if they can't give you a low ball price. The $20 purplemem is very reasonable. But I would think a tune up would be the best bet.

    I figured you would have done all the little checks already. Since the machine belonging to your Grandmother before you, it's uncertain how long it's been since everything was oiled and checked.

    Oh here's in idea. How many LQS (local quilt shops) do you have in your area? Some places have sewing machines that they use for classes ect. and when there is no class in session they will allow you the use of their machines for free. That way you could take your things and get it done there. My local quilt store doesn't sell machines and doesn't do that, but I've heard stories of other's that do.

    My neighbor has told me more than once that if I'm ever in a pinch I can use her sewing machine. Do you know of anyone else who has one you can borrow?

    Sorry I haven't been more help... Though the manual should tell you were to oil it, perhaps purplemem can look it up and tell you? I know the pfaff ladies are always willing to share how to change the battery and such for the embroidery machines...
    no it wasn't my grandmothers, she bought it for me. i think my model has problems.
    I had a friend who had one and her's died. She even took it to a shop, they never could get it working. ><' She gave up after that, she was the only one besides me that sewed.
    And the only quilting shop went out of business a year ago. I'd have to drive a hour away to get to the Hancocks, or any other quilting shop. quilting's not to big around here. no one my age sews anymore around here.
    They just go to the local wal-mart and buy clothes and baby blankets.
    Now basket making is big around here.
    ><"

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    The first time mine acted up the needle was hitting the plate my husband bent it back for me and continued to work for a while. You could try that.

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