Timing/needle depth on old Singer

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I got a new timing belt for my Singer 242 being the old one fell apart, and
I must have put it on wrong as now it won't pick up stitches.  I tried to
find info on how to set needle depth and timing and just don't seem to
understand it right because I can't get it right.
I put the needle to its lowest point but not sure what angle I'm supposed to
look at it to see if I see half the eye; there's the 2 timing marks on the
needle bar.  Also not sure if I'm positioning the hook in the right spot.  I
took the belt on and off several times already and sometimes the needle ends
up hitting the metal if I turn it so I have to take it off again.  Anyone
familiar with this?  I'm wondering if it's worth it to take it for repairs
or get a new machine.
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Re: Timing/needle depth on old Singer
I spoke too soon!  I thought the scarf was centered around the eye but it's
higher up and found help from the message about the chap who was repairing
the timing gear for his mum.  So I repositioned things again and it's
stitching; WOW!
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Re: Timing/needle depth on old Singer
The top line is bottom dead center. When the needle bar has risen to the
lower line, about 2 mm, the point of the hook must be central to the needle
(in center position) and just above the eye.


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Ron Anderson
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Re: Timing/needle depth on old Singer
Yep, you're the guy who replied to the other guy and that helped me get it
right; thanks again!
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Re: Timing/needle depth on old Singer
Ron,

Your a doll for providing such clear and
useful help.


Re: Timing/needle depth on old Singer
Open the lid over the bobbin and turn the machine handwheel.  When the
needle begins to move upward and makes a loop of thread the bobbin needs to
be right there to pick up that loop.  You may need to move the belt a notch
or two forward or backward to get the exact timing synchronized with the
bobbin.

Don Dando


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