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An 88 error code is a generic one. It could mean that the needle isn't moving properly when the machine is turned on, there could be a problem at the bobbin or the computer for the machine is compromised. When did the error occur (regular sewing or bobbin winding)?

First, make sure that the needle is at the highest point with the hand wheel. Turn the machine off and then back on. Does the needle move to the side and back to the center? If so, then the problem is elsewhere. If the needle didn't move, I'd still recommend that you clean the area under the bobbin case.

If you were winding a bobbin, try a different bobbin. Check for any burs that might block smooth rotation of the bobbin. If you were doing regular sewing, also try a new bobbin. Check the bobbin case and hook areas for lint and clean them out.

If the error still persists, the machine needs to be serviced.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Singer 7466... | Answered on Jan 18, 2017


three possible reasons
old cotton will break or shred easily so get brand new cotton
next is eye size of the needle
a small eye with a heavy gauge cotton will not allow the cotton to pass easily
next is needle /hook timing
out of time allows the hook to pierce the needle thread and create the problem take it to a service centre for a check of the timing

Singer 7466... | Answered on Jan 12, 2017


Do you have a manul for your machine?
you can download it from here http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/467_7466_efs.pdf

I can't see anything relating to error message 88 in the manual.

So I would suggest you start by trouble shooting the bobbin case, go to page 76 in manual and folloing images, take out bobbin case, clean and replace it. Turn machine off first and once its back in turn it on and see if the 88 code has reset.

Then redo bobbin winding, and threading up. Start with the manual instructions on this page 18 and 20 and work through it step by step. Make sure bobbin is in the right way so thread is feeding off in the right direction. Also just a thought, you haven't got a stray bobbin in there that isn't a Singer one??

I hope that this helps you to eliminate your machine problem, obviously if this doesn't solve it you may need to take it for a service and see if the 88 display relates to something within the machine circuitry.





Singer 7466... | Answered on May 22, 2014


This description sounds like the machine is out of time. The needle should match up with a cut out section in the bottom of the bobbin area. If it is hitting, the timing has slipped, probably from sewing on a fabric that was too heavy for the machine.

Singer 7466... | Answered on Apr 05, 2014


You may have a timing problem or bent needle. You will need to replace the bobbin basket if it is damaged.

Singer 7466... | Answered on Mar 06, 2014


There should be a troubleshooting section in the manual that will direct you to what you need to do.

If you need a manual, go to the Singer Company website to download.

Singer 7466... | Answered on Nov 21, 2013


There is a screw behind the feed dog with a plastic nut ,you need to loosen the nut and move the screw up or down and retighten where needed,,,,,,,,,also there is a plastic support under that screw that could have come out of place ,which means you will have to open the machine to reinstall it.

Singer 7466... | Answered on Aug 18, 2013

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