Singer 3116 Simple - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

If it's an older mechanical machine (not computerized), it has probably seized due to old oil that has dried inside the machine. AVOID trying to run the motor until the mechanics free up and run smoothly. Running it could damage the motor.

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

Singer 3116... | Answered on Oct 02, 2018 | 167 views

The guy is right, dust kills the moving parts. try oiling the shaft that holds the needle up about 1/2 way and then run on straight stitch with no thread to work in oil, do this several times till you feel that it runs smoothly and you have a little movement side to side as this is necessary for your zig-zag. if that does not work it may be a cam or belt in the top part that needs replacing and you will need the repair to tell you that. I asked them to give me a quote before any work was done so I knew what I was up against. I love my machine so it was worth the 200.00 to get the parts replaced. It will sew anything cause it is a older model with metal rather than plastic parts. hope this helps good luck

Singer 3116... | Answered on Jun 17, 2017 | 59 views

Try installing a brand new needle. Generally, the factory tension setting is the midway point on the dial (however, that will need to be tweaked due to age and wear on the machine).

Singer 3116... | Answered on Jun 14, 2017 | 394 views

The sewing machine was first made in December 2005 I would believe as in the manual always has the date the manual was made at the bottom to go along with the machine.

Singer 3116... | Answered on Apr 02, 2017 | 52 views

If the machine work fine on any thickness of fabric
then don't have to.

Good luck


Singer 3116... | Answered on Feb 07, 2017 | 261 views

What happens if you PUT it in reverse -- does it sew forward?

Singer 3116... | Answered on Dec 28, 2016 | 142 views

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Singer 3116... | Answered on Dec 06, 2016 | 711 views

if the motor is running and neither the needle or the hook are moving, then your motor belt has come off(the motor will sound like it is racing). If the needle is moving, but the hook is not, you may have a broken gear, or timing belt.

Singer 3116... | Answered on Jun 09, 2017 | 123 views

if the machine is turning it will sew
what may be your problem is that the sewing direction is in the reverse stitch position
if that is not the case , take it in to a sewing machine repair shop for a proper diagnosis

Singer 3116... | Answered on Oct 31, 2016 | 87 views

Probably best to take it for service.

Singer 3116... | Answered on Oct 27, 2016 | 281 views

raise the dogs, the grippy things beneath the cloth. You lower them for embroidery.

Singer 3116... | Answered on Jul 05, 2016 | 97 views

Take your machine for service.

Singer 3116... | Answered on May 14, 2016 | 66 views

Check to make sure your reverse button is lit up. If it is press it.

Singer 3116... | Answered on Apr 25, 2016 | 236 views

Sounds like it is not threaded right, I think you should invest in a new machine. They have them now, where automatically thread themselve. Go to JoAnn's and they will even give you a free lesson on how to operate it. And their prices are reasonable on Singers. Don't frustrate yourself, sewing is coming back and your old machine will be welcome at a community center or sell it in the newspaper. Treat yourself good, because you deserve it. Good luck

Singer 3116... | Answered on Mar 21, 2016 | 691 views

Time to visit the local dealership. I wouldn't try to replace it myself. Too many things can go wrong. Find local dealerships on official website or inside the user's manual: Singer Simple 3116 manual Download Free Manuals

Singer 3116... | Answered on Feb 23, 2016 | 166 views

The Singer 3116 runs on 120V (standard US household power.)

Singer 3116... | Answered on Feb 23, 2016 | 139 views

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