Equipped with a heavy duty metal interior frame, the Singer Heavy Duty 4423 doesn’t disappoint when it comes to delivering on heavy sewing. The heavy duty sewing machine is said to have a motor that is 60% stronger than most conventional sewing machines and it produces 1100 stitches per minute. But does the Singer Heavy Duty 4423 come without problems? No, it has quite a number of them and today we’ll be taking a look at the most prominent ones.
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1. The Singer Heavy Duty 4423 Is Not So “Heavy Duty”
When you purchase a sewing machine that literally has the name ‘heavy duty. And with those words serving as both a title and function. However the Singer Heavy Duty 4423 is not as strong and durable as you may like a heavy duty sewing machine to be. Within a few months of having the Singer Heavy Duty 4423 users have reported that it starts to malfunction or that the motor’s power capacity starts having problems with fulfilling the 1100 stitches per minute that it is supposed to move at.
What You Can Do
- In such cases it is much more beneficial for a user to take the Singer Heavy Duty 4423 to a specialized technician to alleviate this problem. A specialist will not only help fix the motor but they will also give you a diagnosis and what to do and what not to do next time you encounter it.
2. The Singer Heavy Duty 4423’s Needle Threader Is Delicate
The needle threader is one of the most important things on a sewing machine that a sewist can have. It not only is convenient but it also gives you a more productive sewing session. The problem with the needle threader on the Singer Heavy Duty 4423 is that it is not very good at threading needles. A process that’s meant to take only a couple of seconds ends up taking minutes of your time.
What You Can Do
- There are a couple of things you have to get just right before you start blaming the build of the Singer Heavy Duty 4423. One, you need to make sure that the thread you’re using is not so thick that it does not pass through the eye of the needle.
- Two, the needle(s) you use has to be the one(s) that come specifically with the Singer Heavy Duty 4423 or are at least recommended in the sewing machine’s user manual.
- You may need to replace the needle threader that comes with the Singer Heavy Duty 4423 because this problem may likely occur in a matter of months after using this sewing machine.
- You have better chances of not facing this problem if you purchase your Singer Heavy Duty 4423 at an accredited dealer that has good customer service. A quick session of research should help you know what and what doesn’t come with the Singer Heavy Duty 4423.
3. The Singer Heavy Duty 4423’s Bobbin Jams Quite A Lot
The bobbin is located under the needle plate and it is responsible for the top thread of stitches when sewing (as opposed to the needle thread which is responsible for the bottom thread of stitches when sewing.) This problem on the Singer Heavy Duty 4423 is usually caused by the flimsy thread tension of the sewing machine which is a huge nuisance on its own.
What You Can Do
- Thread tension is one of, if not the most, important aspects of sewing with a sewing machine. Therefore it is absolutely imperative that you thread the Singer Heavy Duty 4423 to avoid further problems with the sewing machine. You can adjust the thread tension with the dials available on the sewing machine, and you have to make sure to give the thread a slight pull to ensure that it is seated correctly in and around the sewing machine.
- Use a felt bobbin spacer that comes with the Singer Heavy Duty 4423.
- You should also only use plastic bobbins (not metal ones) specifically those that come with or are recommended (by Singer) for the Singer Heavy Duty 4423.
- Upper thread tension is one of the first things to look at when dealing with this problem on the Singer Heavy Duty 4423, therefore be sure to check that you have rightly lowered the presser foot of the sewing machine to help deal with this issue.
4. The Singer Heavy Duty 4423 Is Quite Light
Not to be confused with the first problem that deals with the function of the Singer Heavy Duty 4423, this problem deals with the overall weight of the sewing machine. The Singer Heavy Duty 4423 is not only supposed to be a powerful sewing machine because of its name but it is also supposed to be rigid and firm as well, these qualities can be attributed to the overall weight of the sewing machine. However with the Singer Heavy Duty 4423 you can expect the sewing machine to move quite a lot depending on the surface on which you place it on of course.
What You Can Do
- Therefore you would be better off first placing a rubber (or similar) mat on the surface or table the sewing machine will be on to stop it from moving or shifting.
- The next best (but possibly more expensive) option is to get a custom table for your Singer Heavy Duty 4423, this will also help keep the table firm and steady even when sewing on heavy fabrics.
Despite these (and other common sewing machine) problems, the Singer Heavy Duty 4423 delivers on other promises. Like the fact that it has a relatively easy te sewing on heavy fabric like leather and certain types of industrial upholstery. Although the motor’s power may depreciate over time, the sewing machine works a charm when it is still new and that’s just about it with the Singer Heavy Duty 4423. You just need to be sure to regularly clean your sewing machine to help keep it as new.