Singer sewing machine question

I'm a novice here so bear with me.
I have in front of me a new, never been used Singer "Prelude"
sewing machine.
My conclusion is the machine is defective, as follows: when
the machine's wheel is rotated so that the take-up lever is at its
highest point, the take-up lever still does not protrude sufficiently
from the housing of the machine to expose its eyelet. Thus,
it is impossible to thread the machine.
Am I correct in my conclusion, or is there some adjustment
or technique that I am missing?
Thanks,
Steve
Reply to
Steve Pope
I can't find a Singer Prelude, only the Husqvarna one...
Most take-up levers on modern machines do not protrude much and some not at all at this point. There is no eye to poke the thread through. Instead you hook the thread round the back, as the take-up lever is shaped like a sort of long hook.
Have you checked the threading diagram in your owner's manual for pix of what it looks like and the exact thread path at this point?
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Kate XXXXXX
You can see the machine on the Singer website. It is an 8280 Prelude. (It can be found under "products" and then under "basic machines".
It has lay-in threading (I answered this same query over in crafts.textiles.sewing which it is also posted to).
me
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me
Hi, thanks for your reply, and my apologies for multi-posting.
The person sitting next to me successfully threaded the machine based on your description. (But the physical instruction booklet looks nothing like it; it shows a protruding arm, with an eyelet above the machine housing and a thread going through it... this is not the case!)
Thanks a million, we were perplexed and on the verge of taking the machine back to Target. ;)
Steve
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Steve Pope
"Steve Pope" wrote
Steve - Most of us would tell you to TAKE IT BACK TO TARGET WHILE YOU CAN - then go to a sewing machine store and find a vintage (used/pre-loved) machine that weighs a ton and will sew beautifully for your and several of your descendents lifetimes. This machine is going to be nothing but trouble and make sewing frustrating for you. There is a document on how to buy a used sewing machine that gets posted here frequently - I haven't got it saved on my new PC - can someone post it again? Ah - here it is - found it on Google Groups -
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- feel free to ask more questions - this is a wonderfully helpful group!
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Chris Underwood
Singer's documentation for the past 10 years (or so) is well known to be less than clear & concise, so I am not surprised.
You ought to see my documentation for my Singer Professional Sew-Ware 2.00a... Users commonly refer to it as a nightmare.
Glad that you got it threaded. I hope that the machine works correctly for you.
me
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me
Chiming in here, I think the manual for the PSW 2.0a is translated from the original Greek, into Mandarin, and finally to English by a ESL student. ;-} What a wasted effort. Almost everything I have learned using the XL5000 and PSW is by trial and error.
Beverly
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BEI Design
I have a number of SewAmazing's PSW 2.0a tutorials, which are lightyears (lightdecades?) ahead of the Singer documentation.. Whenever I try to use the Singer manual, I get very confused. "Clear as mud" comes to mind.
It is a shame that PSW 2.00a is under-rated... I think that this is primarily because of that horrid manual
me
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me

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