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Thread: Help getting the Needle back in to sew!

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    Super Member roserips's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by greywuuf View Post
    I don't know anything first hand about 301's, but I do know the 319 and 306 had an odd "bit" extra thing in the needle clamp that definitely has to go in the correct way, and can be very fussy to get just right, but those models have a set screw as well as the thumb screw..... I know there are a TON of 301 users out there though that should be able to say for certain.
    Yes There is both a set screw and a thumb screw and since I took it all apart when it wouldn't work I am now putting that back together and it should go in but dosen't! I want to pull my hair out and cry! Still trying.....

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    Is it possible to get another set of hands - have all the screws lose so that the "extra hands holds everything in place then tighten the screws ? Have you tried putting the needle in while it is all off the machine ? If so can you put the needle in and then attache it back to the machine ?
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    Ahhhh, if there is a set screw then there may be the extra part, it can go in a couple of ways, someone around here had a link to refurbing their 319 and details how it all goes together. lemme look around.

    See if these pictures help ?
    Singer 319 in need of TLC
    Last edited by greywuuf; 05-15-2012 at 08:27 AM.

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    The flat side goes to the left on my 301. The needle threads right to left, so the hole has to be facing the pillar. This machine is fussy about the correct side and the correct angle. I usually have to wiggle and jiggle it a bit.

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    YEAH!!!!! SUCCESS THE FLAT SIDE GOES AWAY FROM THE MACHINE!!!!!! THANK-YOU irishrose you are a life saver!

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    I was going to say....the flat goes to the left. And don't forget this is a slant shank, so it doesn't go in perfectly vertical. I see you got it, so YAY!!

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    Thank-you everyone for your input I really thought I was going nuts as my husband says it's just a short put but it now is threaded and I am a happy camper sewing up a storm.
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    WOO HOO glad you are back in the saddle
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    Quote Originally Posted by roserips View Post
    The machine is a 301 Singer and I have checked and rechecked the directions the flat part goes to the back of the machine on this model. I have tipped the machine on its side and couldn't see any thing. I will try the mirror though. I just can't believe I am having all this trouble when I never have before.
    ***needle goes in with flat side to the left of throat plate. thread from right to left.**

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    Knew you could do it....happy stitching

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