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From: metkirk
Date: 11-10-2006, 12:15 AM (1 of 4)
Hi, I think my Singer 140Q has a serious problem. The needl, when setting's center, is not in the center at all! It's way off to the right side by at least 1/16 inch which cause all of my top stitching and edge stitching to be off. Is it common or not? How can I fix this, I can't find anything in the manual that refers to this problem :mad: Please help me !
User: metkirk
Member since: 10-10-2006
Total posts: 2
From: Tom Land
Date: 11-10-2006, 09:57 AM (2 of 4)
It would cost as much to repair as to replace that machine. If it was purchased at Wal-Mart I would try to take it back. If purchased over the internet you're probably out of luck since you proably won't be able to
find anyone local to work on it. Sorry
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
From: sandrasumner
Date: 11-10-2006, 12:43 PM (3 of 4)
make sure your stitch is set to straight sew. If it is on zigzag the needle position will not line up.
User: sandrasumner
Member since: 12-22-2005
Total posts: 8
From: metkirk
Date: 11-10-2006, 09:36 PM (4 of 4)
Thanks for all the help, I appreciate it :cool: I managed to fix it however. I had to take of the case that protects the light and install a piece to change the default position of the center position, took me 3 hours to do it but saved me some serious buck :) I also solved the tension problem surprisingly :)
User: metkirk
Member since: 10-10-2006
Total posts: 2
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