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A small portable Singer Sewing Machine was passed down to me.

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A small portable Singer Sewing Machine was passed down to me. Very compact. The plate reads:
Catalog 3-110
100-110 Volts
15-75 cycles
and DC
0.4 Ampere
Siminaco, USA
This machine was handed down to me. I oiled it wherever I saw a hole, then I took off the foot plate to oil the inside. I could see the bobbin mechanisim turning freely and the machine runs beautifully but when I put the foot plate back on and start the wheel towards me the needle jams and it no longer runs. I think it has to do with the bobbin contraption underneath. I take the plate off again and it flows without effort.
Do you have any idea what I'm doing wrong? Also since I had to pull the needle out to restart.....which way should the hole in the needle be facing? Towards the front or to the side? Thanking you in advance for any suggeestions you can make. Anna
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: sewing machine repair
Expert:  Chester replied 1 year ago.
With the flat side of the needle facing the back, insert the new needle all the way to the top of the needle stopper in the needle clamp. Use a screwdriver to securely tighten the needle clamp screw.

Try to remove all your thread and needle, remove your bobbin and bobbin case then re-seat it. then insert your needle plate and try to turn your handwheel.

If you still have problem, it possibly your bobbin mechanism is touching your needle plate. It means your bobbin case/bobbin is not seated properly, you should hear a click sound when you properly insert it.

Hope this information will be helpful.


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Expert:  Chester replied 1 year ago.
Hi

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Chester
Expert:  Chester replied 1 year ago.
Hi


I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help?


Let me know,
Chester