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Thread: I decided to buy her...Singer Fashion Mate

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    Senior Member pinkberrykay's Avatar
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    Smile I decided to buy her...Singer Fashion Mate

    I decided to buy this Singer Fashion Mate. I want to thank everyone for all your help. She started off running really slow and after a few minutes she is moving much faster. The terrible noise I hear sounds like a rattle from the motor. DH is going to take it off in a few minutes to see whats going on. I need to download the manual to see where I need to oil her.





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    Looks like a good one!! Have fun bringing her back to life!

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    That was the machine that I started out sewing on when I was 9 years old. No one in my family sewed so I had to teach myself. By the time the "Singer man" came to the house to show me how, I had it all figured out! Nice machine, congrats!

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    Congrats! She is beautiful.

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    You are on a roll with sewing machines! I actually saw a Singer 403 today. Didn't have thread, so just tried it with material and the needle. I see one of those in my future!

    Congratulations on your newest find! :-)

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    Dh and I got it cleaned up and he was able to get the rattle out of the motor~the motor clamp was loose. I have her all oiled up and she runs.

    The PROBLEM...she won't stitch thru fabric. The thread runs thru the machine fine the feed dogs are up, it just doesn't create a stitch on my fabric. It seems like its not pulling the thread thru the fabric.

    What is going on?????

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    Sounds like a needle problem. Have you got the needle in correctly? Some of those machines the needle goes in left to right. Also you have the knob set in reverse. ALso do you have it set on straight stitch? I can't see the picture good enough. That knob on the bottom is either a reverse or you push it up or down to rewind the bobbin. Push on it and see if it comes up. If it does it will let you sew. No the knob isn't reverse. It to rewind the bobbin. I'll bet it is stuck for rewinding.
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    when you say left to right what do you mean? I just stick it straight into the hole, flat side of needle to the back. Ill go back and read the directions about the needles.

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    Well, I meant flat side to the right side on the needle.ha. Did you push on the round knob on front of the machine to try to get it up or down? It runs the bobbin winder. It may be stuck. Maybe you need to take the screws outof the needle plate and see what is down in there. no telling. I'm not talking very good am I? I mean the flat side of the needle facing toward the wheel.
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