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« on: February 22, 2008 11:07:51 AM »

Hi! I've been having a lot of trouble with my Singer sewing machine (model # 1725) for a couple years now. It breaks my needles pretty much every single time I attempt to sew anything. Would anyone have any ideas as to why? It keeps hitting the metal pieces like the plate and the turny thing (that holds the bobbin) on the inside. I have a picture of the needle holder: (also can someone tell me the actual name of this part? So I can maybe look it up.)

Does it look broken? I noticed a piece inside looked odd like maybe something else is suppose to be there to help hold the needle in place. Does anyone have a picture of one? Or maybe a picture of yours? Just to compare. I'm at a total loss. I really want to sew again, I haven't made anything in like well over a year. It's kinda sad. Sad So any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Cheesy Thank you!!
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2008 11:37:38 AM »

I know this sounds silly but are you puting your needle in the right way and is it straight? Sounds to me that the needle is out of alignment in some way usualy bent or the needle shaft has been nocked.

Have a look see if this helps. http://www.isew.co.uk/how_to/..._know_your_needles-c-00109.htm
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2008 11:48:10 AM »

Yep, my needles in right. I do think something is not aligned right if that piece isn't broken. It's like it works fine for the first stitches and then everything goes haywire. Like something gets knocked loose. I dunno. Sad
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2008 12:31:28 PM »

I took a class in basic machine maintenance, and what's happening with your machine is what they described as the machine being "out of time", meaning that the needle isn't coming down at the right time in the "cycle".  They suggested that we not try to fix that ourselves, it's kinda complicated and maybe best done in a repair shop.  You might want to have your local repair shop look at it, they might be able to tell you what's wrong and give you an estimate of the cost to repair it.

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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2008 12:44:03 PM »

That makes sense. I guess that's what I'm going to have to end up doing. I didn't want to, but.. Sad I've tried everything I could possibly think of and broke countless needles in the process. I miss sewing. Sad

Thanks for the advice! Smiley I was hoping it was just me being a doofus and not doing something right or just something simple to fix, but.. blargh. Sad Has to be something complicated!
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2008 09:16:28 PM »

Before you take it check one more thing- break out your manual & see if you can change the needle position on your machine. It's not something that gets used very often, it's a setting to shift where the needle comes down.

Problem is, you still may have wonky timing as a result :/
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