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Simplicity Model SL 415 Sewing Machine Not Stitching

I have a Simplicity model SL415 sewing machine. I have had it for maybe 25 years and never had problems. Last week I was sewing and the stitches would skip and maybe do a stretch stitch. Today I started and it won't pick up the thread to make a stitch. I've cleaned it, oiled it, and changed the tension, but it will not stitch. It was a very good machine. I need advice.


Thank you.

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August 5, 20180 found this helpful

It could be many things. You could have a broken gear. 25 years is a long time for a machine to be trouble-free. Its time for servicing

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August 5, 20180 found this helpful

I miss my old singer!! They are the best and do last forever...but you need space to keep them and I am at my limit right now with two machines...the third went a while back..

That said...even with my Kennmore, when I have the problem you are describing I tried the following things and usually one of them worked...

1. Try a new needle--sometimes it was as simple as this


2. Tighten (or loosen if it was too tight) the bobbin tension screw--I think my Singer had one, I know my Kenmore does)
3. Unloosen and tighten my wheel--the thing I use to wind bobbins--but if you don't have it right after bobbins, it doesn't always sew right
4. With a clean (old is OK, but clean) toothbrush or shaver brush, clean out the bobbin casing and the underside of the machine (NEVER use canned air--it makes things so much worse)
5. Check all of the threading points to make sure none have burrs or gunk (this has happened and caused stitching issues--especially one of the ones on the top that always seemed to get gummed up and caused my tension to be all wonky)

If nothing else worked, I called my customer service. Singer used to be quite helpful...their contact info is:

Hope the tips help!! Happy sewing!!

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August 6, 20180 found this helpful

when you have problems skipping and turning like that it meansyou need celaning/servicing. Basically old threads and fibres get caught up in the mechanism and after a while it makes things hard to work.


It doesn't cost much to get that looked at or you could look at a youtube tutorial

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