Necchi 3102 Mechanical Sewing Machine - Page 5 - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Open the light cover
put some sewing machine oil on the long round
thingee, just above the black square
let this set for awhile
then use a chop stick or pencil/pen and push down [gently!!] on the square while pushing the lifter down
if this doesn't help, put a drop or 2 more of oil and let it set awhile longer
or use WD-40 to break it loose and then clean the long round thingee and put sewing machine oil on it

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on Jul 16, 2018 | 68 views

If you raise the presser foot, set the stitch length to a 3 or higher, then slowly press the foot control, can you see the feed dogs rise, move backward, then drop and come forward again? If they are not moving, the feed dogs have seized. If they are moving but do not rise above the needle plate, then you have them disengaged.

If they are seized, resist the temptation to run the machine anymore until you can get it serviced. It could damage the motor causing more repair cost.

If they are disengaged (dropped), then you need to find the control lever or dial that engages them.

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on Jul 15, 2018 | 111 views

It's an old metal mechanical machine, right? It is probably seizing due to old oil that has dried. Here's my method for "unfreezing" old sewing machines. (You won't believe how good it sounds and how nicely it runs after you've give it some TLC!)

Wheel on right side that controls the needle up and down is very tight...

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on Jul 04, 2018 | 370 views

it is called bird nesting and is the result of the needle thread tension being too low
recheck that the thread is between the tension plates and not behind them
or disregard the settings and set ti manually
as if you are going to thread the needle , pull the thread and there should be a reasonable amount of effort needed to pull the thread
If there is not resistance to the pull then the tensioner is not applying the necessary tension

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on Jun 26, 2018 | 49 views

You can buy a manual here. Probably worth buying if you're going to learn how to use your machine.

These videos may be helpful. Although not your specific model, but most machines thread similarly.

How to thread Necchi model 535 FA sewing machine now with captions

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on Jun 19, 2018 | 332 views

Check eBay and other auction sites or talk to a sewing machine shop.

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on Jun 08, 2018 | 40 views

If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on May 26, 2018 | 34 views

Sorry we do not have that. Contact the manufacturer

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on May 22, 2018 | 128 views

Fixya is unable to suggest a source of a Necchi needle plate other than possibly Necchi.

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on May 17, 2018 | 77 views

Try Googling (Necchi)(MP200)(manual) without parens for instructions.

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on May 13, 2018 | 59 views

You can purchase a copy of the Necchi 537L manual as either a PDF download or a printed manual here: . There are several online guides for threading Necchi machines. These may help. However I don't know how different the leather and lace 537 is from other Necchi machines. The manual will have the threading diagrams.

I hope this helps .

Cindy Wells

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on May 04, 2018 | 377 views

FIXYA doesn't give appraisals. That is not what FIXYA is for.

Suggestions include checking similar models for sale on the internet, including EBAY.COM and specialized sewing machine web sites.

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on Apr 23, 2019 | 96 views

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Necchi Sewing... | Answered on May 01, 2018 | 78 views

Install a brand new needle and make sure it is installed correctly. If it still hits the bobbin case, the machine has probably been knocked out of time. Search for "sewing machine timing" or take it for service.

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on Apr 29, 2018 | 147 views

Probably not much. Necchi machines are very common. Search on eBay and other web sites. It is probably worth more to somebody as a sewing machine than as a collector. They are good, tough machines.

Necchi Sewing... | Answered on Apr 28, 2018 | 82 views

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