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« on: April 04, 2014 05:54:25 PM »

I got a new Singer Heavy Duty in January and it was working perfectly up until about 3 weeks ago when I hit a pin.  It threw off the timing and I took it to the shop.  I got it back and it was mostly fixed but it would stitch long stretches then skip an inch or so.  I took it back in and now the stitch length is completely random no matter what I set the stitch length to on the machine.  If there's any thickness to what I'm sewing it will skip over it entirely.  It looks like it'd be really loose but the stitches stay if I pull a thread.  I mostly use minky or fleece but I've tested with cotton too.  I've tried different needles, different thread, rethreading, adjusting the tension.  I'm going crazy.  Anyway here's a picture of it in action-  Is the timing still off or is there another issue here?

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014 06:35:21 PM »

Don't think its the timing that is off, looks like there is a problem with your bobbincase

Get the bobbincase out , look for and dust of fluff, clean it if needed, that put the bobbincase back. Make sure there is nothing between the iron part and the plastic part
Leave the needle plate off and see what happens if you turn the wheel manual .
If everything is moving as it should and nothing is being "hit"  repeat with a bobbin in the bobbin case.
Still going good , put the needleplate back on and try with some fabric but still turn the wheel manual.

But didnt they test it before you got it back??
When i get my machine back from service there always is a piece of fabric with stitches on it from testing .
How else would they know it runs ok?!
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