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Thread: Singer Futura CE-200

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    Does anyone else have this machine? If so, do you have trouble with the timing? My machine has been fixed by Singer twice and now they say that they are done. Each time I have had the machine fixed I sew about 15 minutes then it jams again. This leaves it out of time. So I have a very expensive box of junk in my garage. I have seen other posting on the internet about others having the same trouble, so I was wondering if any of you have had trouble.

    Thanks

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    I don't know about this specific model, but Singer has a bad reputation now for all except the highest-end models.

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    Sorry I can't help.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!
    Can't help you with your machine but someone here may have the same one and can give you some trouble shooting suggestions!!

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    I think a lot of people buy a Singer because of their reputation of old, but don't realize they're not made to "last" nowadays. Personally, I wouldn't buy any kind of "modern" Singer.

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    I just bought a Futura CE-250 I have had no problems as of yet. But if you take it to JOANNs they should be able to help you.Plus I own another singer (28 years) never had a problem with this one.

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D

    I have the CE-200 and so far so good. I am not happy with the plastic bobbins and how picky the machine is over every little teeny burr on them though :roll:
    I only use it for embroidery and once in a while for the different decorative stitches. I am afraid if I used it for every day sewing, it would not last very long... just from the "feel" of the machine while using it.

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    Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I would love it if anyone had a way of fixing the timing. I purchased this machine about 4 1/2 years ago and have had nothing but trouble. I have followed all the directions, used the right bobbins and threads. It just makes me so upset because I have been fighting with them for so long and they don't seem to care. I know that they have fixed the problem in the later machines, so I don't know why they won't admit that this machine is a lemon. My daughter recently gave me a Brother SE350 and so far it is so much fun.

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    Welcome to you! Hope you can get your Singer fixed!

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    Maybe you got a lemon. How long have you had your machine
    Maybe singer will replace it. or if possiable trade it up or in for a different. Machine. I/m sure it will all come down to money yours and there. I wish you luck

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida!!

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    I have a CE-100 and have had NO problems with it. I sew as well as embroider on it. I also have a Singer that was made in 1957.. what wonderful machines ($20.00 including all the feet & cabinet at an auction). I absolutely LOVE Singer.
    My opinion only... I would never buy a Brother. I know several of you here have them... BUT that brand is definately not for me.
    To each her own.

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    Have you tried writting to Singer's head quarters. Sometime they don't know whats going on with the local shops and the problem's were having unless you tell them. Tell them everytime you have taken the machine in to be repaired. And whats happened when you got it back.. I hope this will help you.

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    It is possible to learn how to fix the timing yourself; however, I don't know how to do it. There may be a Yahoo group that can help you, although most of the ones that talk about repair are talking about vintage machines. Someone on one of those lists might take pity on you, even though your machine is newer, and direct you to some instruction in how to fix the timing.

    Here are some groups that you might want to check into:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sewingmachinerepair/
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wefixit/
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mechstash/

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    Welcome from Michigan. Hope you can fix your Singer.

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    Got one 3 yrs ago.I have had a few minor problems with it but,I was able to fix them myself.Try taking it to another repair shop.I take mine to my quilt shop (they repair all machines).Try blowing it out.Remove the screws from the bottom and blow or use your vac the suck all the scrp out of it.You might be surprised!.

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    I hope you get your sewing machine fixed, good luck!

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    Welcome from Arizona - good luck with the machine!

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    welcome!

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    I want to thank everyone for the kind replies. I have really been enjoying this website. I have learned some much.

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