20 Most Recent Singer 7442 Mechanical Sewing Machine Questions & Answers


FIRST DETERMIN NEEDLE BAR POSITION TURN STITCH REGULATOR TO LARGEST STITCH, THEN TURN HAND WHEEL TIL' NEEDLE IS ABOUT TO ENTER NEEDLE PLATE.
AT THIS POINT THE FEED DOGS SHOULD BE JUST AT OR JUST UNDER PLATE. IF SO NEEDLE BAR IS, IN CORRECT POSITION,AND TIMING WILL BE SET AT THE HOOK.
TO SET TIME REMOVE NEEDLE PLATE TURN HAND WHEEL SO NEEDLE IS IN LOWEST POSITION. USING A SMALL RULE RAISE NEEDLE BAR 3/32 OF AN INCH ( OR 3 MM FOR A METRIC RULE) .HOOK POINT SHOULD BE IN CENTER OF NEEDLES WIDTH. LOOSEN THE 2 SHAFT SCREWS
SLIGHTLY,TURN HOOK TIL CENTER OF NEEDLE. TIGHTEN SCREWS. IF NEEDLE BAR IS OUT OF TIME. BRING HOOK TO CENTER OF NEEDLE AND LOOSEN SCREW IN LEFT COVER. RAISE OR LOWER NEEDLE BAR TO SET 3/32OF AN INCH. THE 3/32 MUST BE VERY VERY CLOSE.

Singer 7442... | Answered on Jan 08, 2019


Most likely the needle threader is out of normal position. The threaders are pretty delicate mechanisms and can be bent easily.

Singer 7442... | Answered on May 25, 2017


When that happens, it is generally because it was not inserted correctly, and that's easy enough to do. Another possibility is the thread is not threaded properly
First, go to the Singer site and download your machine's manual -- it's free. A bobbin case has a flat part that goes under the needle. On the right side towards the bottom, it has a tab that sticks out that must rest against a spring, and prevents the case from spinning -- it must be stationary when sewing. When inserting a bobbin case, I find it helpful to put it down slightly to the right, then twist it so the flat part is under the needle, and the tab is resting against the spring. Also, verify that the case is even on all sides -- it's quite possible to insert it so that it's not resting flat in the basket (holds the case). You have to look closely to see it, though. There's drawings of it in your manual.

Singer 7442... | Answered on Dec 28, 2016


Make sure the bobbin case sets sort of on top and not under the ridge of the metal ring. There is a small latch on the upper left of the bobbin case. It is metal. rotate the latch to cover the bobbin case and this should stabilize the case without making it immobile

Singer 7442... | Answered on Oct 30, 2016


Sound like one or the other of the threads is stuck. Completely un- thread your machine and remove the bobbin. See if the needle moves freely with the machine unthreaded. If it does, carefully rethread the machine and reinsert the bobbin, making sure the bobbin thread is feeding the correct direction. Let us know what happens.

Singer 7442... | Answered on Oct 26, 2016


Soulds like you did not get the upper thread in the tension unit when you threaded it. Try this, thread your machine all the way to the needle but not in the needle eye. After you do this lift the presser foot up and down, you should have tension with the presser foot down and no tension when it is up. If this is not the case your machine is out if adjusment.
Hope this helps

Singer 7442... | Answered on May 10, 2015


Please check the Stitch regulator & Presser foot lifter.

Singer 7442... | Answered on Mar 03, 2015


I recommend a Maintenance; they clean and oil and look for things that are worn and about to jam.

Singer 7442... | Answered on Feb 22, 2015


Kent581 is correct. On my machine the metal part the bobbin case needed to be under could pivot. It had turned so that when I put it in like normal the case wasn't under anything. I simply had to turn it back and everything was good to go!

Singer 7442... | Answered on Jan 31, 2015


Mine does that only when the presser foot is up, check yours.

Singer 7442... | Answered on Jan 03, 2015

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