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    Singer 1725 SOS!!

    Hi, quilty friends!
    My cousin's 17-yr-old decided to teach herself how to sew on an old Singer 1725 that was in their basement and sent me the following message on FaceBook. I told her I was useless, but did suggest she make sure the cords were plugged into both the machine and the wall, and promised to ask you all - the experts - for any suggestions:

    "I was sewing with no issue all yesterday and today but about an hour ago the machine stopped stitching. When I press the pedal the needle does not go up and down and the dial that moves the needle is stuck so I can not manually move the needle up. "

    Any ideas I can pass on to Lily?

    Thanks!

    ~ Sally \0/

    #2
    Re: Singer 1725 SOS!!

    Have her check the bobbin winder spindle to make sure it's in the off position.

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      #3
      Re: Singer 1725 SOS!!

      How old is this machine, and how long was it in the basement? Did she oil it at all.there is a good chance she siezed the machine if it sat in a damp basement and then she ran it with no oil
      Dolores :lol::icon_heh:

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        #4
        Re: Singer 1725 SOS!!

        firstly ensure not attached to mains electric.
        it sounds like it has bird nest in the bobbin area, if lily releases the needle attachment screw, the needle should drop out, wiggles the balance wheel,lifting the foot, she might be able to snip the threads holding the project, check there first
        then locate a manual to see where to oil with sewing machine oil.

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          #5
          Re: Singer 1725 SOS!!

          Here is information on Lily's machine.

          https://www.sewinginsight.com/singer...r-1725-review/

          Here is a link for her to download a Pdf of the Singer 1725 manual.

          https://www.singer.com/search/support?title=1725

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            #6
            Re: Singer 1725 SOS!!

            Suggest that she join the Vintage Singer Sewing machine group on facebook - someone there will surely be able to offer her advice!
            Donna

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              #7
              Re: Singer 1725 SOS!!

              Thread nest underneath sounds like. Since it has just sat, it probably needs to be cleaned. And my guess is the nest either is from and dust ball wanting to be coughed up/out, or it has become unthreaded out of an eyelet. Have her rethread the machine. If it ran fine yesterday and she did not change the bobbin, then it is probably just needing to be rethreaded. If she did change the bobbin, have her put the bobbin in correctly and make sure it is the bobbin she was using yesterday.
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