20 Most Recent Singer 5417 Mechanical Sewing Machine Questions & Answers

It's not worth fixing. These are higher priced machines with low quality construction.

Singer 5417... | Answered on Mar 05, 2015

Either blunt needle or you may have a burr on the needle plate

Singer 5417... | Answered on Oct 07, 2013

change the needle --make sure it's the right one for the fabric
being sewed

rethread the machine top and bobbin

make sure the bobbin is turned the right way in the bobbin case

also check the top thread tension, if the stitches under the fabric
are loose adjust the top thread tension one number or letter higher
at a time and sew on a scrap piece of fabric till the stitches look

here is a free manual

Singer 5417... | Answered on Jan 07, 2013

You will need a blind stitch foot. I believe that your machine requires a short shank foot. If you already have the foot, you can refer to the Singer sewing book for step by step or go to YouTube for a video of the process (the video uses a different machine but the process is the same) :


Singer 5417... | Answered on May 18, 2011

I just had this problem, too - if you have the manual, check out page 15. If you have removed the throat plate, you need to make sure that the position finger on the bobbin case base enters a notch on the underside of the throat plate. Fixed my problem right away.

Singer 5417... | Answered on Apr 11, 2011

Why not go to www.singerco.com and download a free manual? You can save it to your computer and enlarge the diagrams for easy viewing. Plus you can print it, if you wish.

Singer 5417... | Answered on Mar 03, 2011

More than likely it is your top threading. Insert new needle, (flat side facing away from you), totally rethread. Now with presser foot up, pull top thread it should feed easily, now put the presser foot down, the thread should hardly move. This should seat the thread in the tension discs. Hopefully, that is not your timing. You can download a free copy of your manual at www.singerco.com and save it on your computer, then enlarge the diagrams to see everything easily.

Singer 5417... | Answered on Dec 27, 2010

The best thing to do is thoroughly clean the machine and oil it. Take off the throat plate and make sure that there is no lint hiding underneath. I got fooled once, years ago, I thought it was felt that came with the machine, guess what, there was no felt that came with the machine, it was lint packed up so tight that it looked that way. If, I hadn't taken off the throat plate, I would never have seen it and thought that I cleaned it right. Try this and I hope that it helps.

Singer 5417... | Answered on Nov 22, 2010


The bobbin case is truly faulty and needs replacement.

To know where the broken needle fell into, suspend a magnet to where you suspected the needle to have fallen, if it is there, the magnet would pick up the broken needle if it is still in the case.

Get a new bobbin case and replace the old one. 

Take care

Singer 5417... | Answered on Jul 01, 2010

go to the store where u buy that machine, or the nearest store of sewing machine. asked for assistance.

Singer 5417... | Answered on Jun 25, 2010

If the needle is not in all the way it will bottom out in the shuttle, or if you bought new needles and accedently got the wrong ones. If the needle does not enter the needle plate far enough to be bottoming out then the machine is out of time. You know i was about to hit post it and I realized I didn't think about, if the needle is bent it will hit the hook. so check those things hope it works out.

Singer 5417... | Answered on May 23, 2010

take the shuttle out and see if there is any thread jammed in

Singer 5417... | Answered on Jun 20, 2009

If it is damaged from turning out of place once, it could have rough spots on it that makes the thread hang on it, and keeps making it turn over and over. Use a finger nail board (fine sanding) and smoothall rough spots. Then reset the bobbin case taking care to put the notch in the bobbin case in alignment with the proper spot in the machine (basically 5 o’clock) when looking at the round area where the bobbin case goes.

Singer 5417... | Answered on Mar 18, 2009


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