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Can't turn handwheel counter clockwise singer model 1525

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017



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SOURCE: Handwheel not moving

check for a thread jam in and around the bobbin case.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008



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SOURCE: I bought a 5050 model on ebay and the handwheel is

Unless you want to deal with the little screws to take it apart, you may take it to an authorized singer service dealer. Look in your local yellow pages under sewing machines.

Posted on Apr 09, 2010

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SOURCE: Still no free manual for singer 1525 Yes, for

Call Singer at 1-800-4singer and ask why there is no free manual. Maybe they will make it available. Worth a try.

Posted on Dec 07, 2010

SOURCE: I have new 8280 singer ... Wheel will not turn

if it's new take it back & get another one, they do have lemons even in sewing machines

Posted on Apr 24, 2012


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SOURCE: I can't get the large knob on the right side to turn counter clockwise

Could you please clarify? Do you mean the hand wheel? The top one? If it won't turn you likely have a bunch up in the bobbin area.

Just for your reference here is a copy of your user manual

Posted on Jul 08, 2012

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Do I insert the bobbin in a Singer sewing machine clockwise or counter-clockwise?

Depends on the Singer model. The owner's manual should have that information, or look for your Singer model threading instructions. For most machines, the bobbin should turn clockwise.

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My singer hd110c handwheel seems loose and it just stopped moving the needle up and down. how do i fix it?

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Where can I get a manual?

Can't see make and model, but that styling looks 1970s.


make, model manual.

many, but not all are available online, some for a small fee.

Mar 20, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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The needle has got stuck and does not come up when the handwheel is turned counter clockwise.

I would take it to the Sewing Shop. You've probably damaged whatever the needle has wedged itself into the needle and maybe the mechanism that drives the needle up and down.

Mar 16, 2015 | Singer 2250 Tradition

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When i turn the handwheel towards me to lower the needle to pick up the bobbin thread, it lowers but doesn't pick up the bobbin thread...

I had this same problem and I was told to make sure the bobbin is in with the thread coming out counter-clockwise and it solved the problem for me on all three of my machines. A lot of times the needle will pick it up but you have to do a full rotation on the handwheel. I hope that helps

Nov 09, 2010 | Singer CG500 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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IMPORTANT: Always use a metal bobbin, or the magnetized bobbin case will not be able to function properly, resulting in a lack of tension on the bobbin thread.
9a8cb19.jpg Step 1:
Turn the handwheel counter-clockwise until the needle is in its highest position. Raise the presser foot lifter. Pull the slide plate forward and remove the empty bobbin.
Step 2:
Place the filled bobbin into the bobbin case, and pull about 4" of thread from the new bobbin. Make sure that the bobbin turns clockwise when the thread is pulled, or you will not have correct tension when you begin to sew.
Step 3:
Hold the needle thread loosely with your left hand. Turn the handwheel toward you, first lowering the needle, and continuing to turn the handwheel until the needle comes to its highest position.
Step 4:
Lightly pull up the needle thread and pick up the bobbin thread which will appear through the needle plate slot. Then pull both threads to the back of the machine leaving a 4" thread tail. Push slide plate back in.

Hope this helps. -samson39

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Hand wheel is stuck

hi there,
well,stuck up hand wheel, is due to mechanical obstruction inside machine,bushing on shafting need to oil,and on handwheel bushing near clutch there is oil port there. since hand wheel are connected to cam shaft with set of gears and pulley is coupled to motor pulley,and other linkage under bobbins,shuttle race etc,broken gears are most common causes of stuck up handwheel,we can consider also the brush carbon,when worn out and damage the rotor commutator brush.if you can open the cover of motor below side of handwheel,you can see the pulley and motor assembly.also on top of machine there an opening to see the top gear assembly,this should be done by service technician.try to bring to nearest service center if still under warranty claim this for lesser maintenance cost.have a nice day,don't forget to rate me.thank's.

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Bobbin case turns in its place

You need to remove the needle plate and take out the bobbin case. Examine it for any rough spots, scratches or burrs. When you find them, you will need to remove them with an emery stick and then buff it with very fine steel wool. Reinstall the bobbin case and the needle plate. Put the bobbin in the machine so that it turns counter clockwise when you pull the thread. Rethread the top of the machine and change the needle. Hold the needle thread , turn the handwheel and see if the bobbin thread is picked up without snagging anyplace. If it's okay, sew away.

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Handwheel not moving

check for a thread jam in and around the bobbin case.

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