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« on: May 06, 2014 11:28:52 AM »


I'm having issues with my Singer Heavy Duty... I believe I've worked it too hard and now it's giving me a hard time. I sew heavy canvas and leather on it, and have been using it quite a bit. I know it needs to be serviced but I was wondering if anyone here could identify the problem for me. The stitching was nice and straight a few days ago but has been getting progressively worse. I've attached a link to a picture of the stitching. The stitch seems to step every few inches and I can see the needle wavering...What's going on?

Any help would be great. Thanks!

« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2014 11:43:27 PM »

Have you tried all the usual things, including
thoroughly cleaning and oiling the machine,
checking for thread/ knots/ lint in the bobbin case and tension disks,
changing the needle
trying different thread
trying a different bobbin

If you're still having trouble after all that, it sounds like something might be slipping.
Maybe the drive belt is damaged and that's causing repeating problems. 
Or something is sticking/getting jammed.  That can happen to parts that aren't on the regular oiling routine.  Or when someone uses WD40 on a machine.  That's a solvent, not lubricant, and can dry sticky and cause problems.

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