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Old 09-14-2020, 03:44 PM
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I am working on getting an old Singer Treadle machine working. I have cleaned and oiled everywhere. Everything is moving smoothly. However, the upper thread is not being caught by the bobbin. I've turned the needle around, I've investigated every nook and cranny and cannot figure this out. Any help out there would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-14-2020, 05:00 PM
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Old 09-14-2020, 07:31 PM
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What kind of bobbin does the machine have? It may be the wrong needle in the machine as well. Hard to tell without more information about the machine.
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Old 09-15-2020, 03:49 AM
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Likely needs timing...I do my own on my older machines.
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Old 09-15-2020, 04:19 AM
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Welcome, June. You said you turned needle around, which was my first thought. You don't say which Singer you have. Is it a 15, 27, or 66? Is the bobbin threaded correctly? A picture would help. Do you have a manual? I would exhaust all other possibilities before trying to time a machine.

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Old 09-15-2020, 04:54 AM
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Are you threading the needle correctly? Turning the hand wheel the correct direction? I was using my mother's old machine Saturday (not a Singer) and it wouldn't pull up the bobbin thread depending on which way I turned the hand wheel.
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Good point, Betty. I have a Junker & Ruh that has reverse. I finally determined which way the hand wheel turned to be able to get it to pick up the bobbin, then I could figure out the reverse vs the forward position.

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