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Thread: Singer Sewing MachineTouch & Sew

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    Super Member owlvamp's Avatar
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    When I turn the knob on the side of the sewing machine its really tight. I took the bobbin thing out and put a few drops of oil in it and it didn't work. Can anyone give me any ideas of how to fix this myself? Nothing is stuck. I cried of course that didn't help and I really need this machine. My husband hours have cut back and I was trying to make some christmas gifts and Im stuck..Help!! Don't have a lot of $$ so I was trying be a little creative now machine s down. :( There is no way for me to take it to the shop or even get another one right now. Hopefully someone can help. Thanks everyone.

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    It sounds like it could have some threads caught somewhere. I would clean it really well before I did anything else.

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    I took it apart on the bottom and top and didn't see anything. I'll try it again. Thanks

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    Do you have a manual for the machine? Or call the Singer toll free number and ask for troubleshooting help!

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    i really hope you can figure it out..do you have any sewing friends that can take a look at it for you?
    try a touch and sew yahoo board maybe?

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    what model # is it? I have 1 I can look in the book and see if there's anything to help.

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    I had a similar problem once. Checked everything I could think of. Just when I was about to get seriously upset, I noticed the bobbin winder peg was in the engaged position. I moved the peg over and I was able to sew again. Hopefully, your problem is as easily solved. Will keep my fingers crossed for you.

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    Model # is 7462

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    I don't know where the manual is. It's been misplaced sense we moved. I haven't come acrossed it yet. I hope it's a easy fix as well. I am making quilts and stockings for the old folks . I really like the 3 seam blocks and I know the old folks would love it.Thanks for all the help. I think I bit off more than i can handle. I need to make 21 quilts by Christmas.. But now i am at a stand still. I already lost it and cried. I hate to have to call the old folks home and back out.

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    I will try this as well. Thank you

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    Singer Co. Free manual for your machine:
    http://www.singerco.com/accessories/manuals.html


    singer company question and answers:

    http://answers.singerco.com/answers/.../questions.htm

    maybe the belt came off?

    go find a freecycle in your area
    http://www.freecycle.org/

    maybe you can post for a sewing machine..for free.

    also post on craigs list..in your area, "looking for a free sewing machine" . i gave a kenmore away on freecycle. and have picked up fabric that way too..

    it is the only thing i can think of, to at least get you sewing again. any neighbors have a machine you can borrow? they may have one sitting around, and they don't sew!

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    Where would I post for a sewing machine for free?

    I will look into the other sites as well.
    Thank you

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    Freecycle is where to look or post for free things.

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    Thank you
    Um where do i find free cycle?
    Sorry new at this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by owlvamp
    Thank you
    Um where do i find free cycle?
    Sorry new at this?

    look up at the post i just did..i gave you the link to freecycle.
    and craigs list, just google it..find your area, and post.

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    Is there a possibility that there's thread wrapped around the wheel? sometimes when winding a bobbin or when not paying close attention it will grab it & wind around the wheel itself. I don't know if they come off but good luck

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    ok thank you.
    I signed up and I hope someone has one.
    thank you all for the help.
    I don't know to many around here that sew...
    But I will ask a few women at church.

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    I just posted an ad with craigslist and now i am going to go look at my sewing machine some more. Thank you for all the ideas and help.

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    we aim to please/help each other! So Welcome !!

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    So far no luck! Still trying to fix mine and not going so well either. Going on Vacation so don't know when I get back will have time to do the quilts. Dang thats so sad. Do you think it would be wrong to ask everyone to help with sending blocks! It would go way faster and probably doable to get done. Please let me know what you think.

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    Anymore suggestions from any one?

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    If you are near any big towns, it should be really easy to find a cheap, but good, older machine on Craigslist. I just found at least eight on my local Craigslist that could be had for under $50, and a couple were listed at under $35.

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    ok thanks

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