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Why does my Singer Heavy Duty keep jamming?

The reason for the problem could be lint, dust and other debris getting stuck in their mechanism. The solution: Stop work, lift the presser foot and thoroughly clean the fee dogs from any debris. Also, make sure that they are lifted up in a raised position allowing for a proper grip of the fabric.

What should the tension be on a Singer sewing machine?

The target figure should be around 30 to 40g. (1-1/4 to 1-1/2 oz) but it does not have to be too precise. However most people don’t have a spring balance handy, so alternatively you can tie a weight of the correct amount onto the thread and then jerk the bobbin gently upwards.

What should sewing machine tension be set at?

The dial settings run from 0 to 9, so 4.5 is generally the ‘default’ position for normal straight-stitch sewing. This should be suitable for most fabrics. If you are doing a zig-zag stitch, or another stitch that has width, then you may find that the bobbin thread is pulled through to the top.

What to do if your Serger tension is not correct?

If the thread is not inserted correctly in the tension disc, the thread tension will be off. Firstly, always thread your serger with the presser foot in the up position. This releases the tension discs (opens them up), making it easier to get the threads in the correct position.

Why is my Singer sewing machine not working?

To resolve this, rethread the machine, making sure to first raise the presser foot lifter and raise the needle to its highest position, so that the thread can be properly seated in the tension mechanism and take up lever. This can be caused if the top thread tension is too tight, or if the bobbin thread is not in the bobbin case tension.

What are the problems with a serger sewing machine?

Here are some common serger troubleshooting issues and their solutions. • The presser foot pressure should be increased for heavier weight fabrics • The presser foot pressure should be decreased for lighter weight fabrics • Do not pull the fabric through the feed dogs while sewing, allow fabric to be automatically fed by the feed dogs

When do you need to do Serger troubleshooting?

Serger troubleshooting is what will have to be done if preventive maintenance and serger care is neglected. There are some issues other than those related to nonexistent or inadequate serger care and maintenance.