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Thread: Singer Merritt 4019

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    Super Member ptquilts's Avatar
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    I knew I had a free arm under my printer table in my sewing/computer/guest room. Well, I dragged it out to mend a worn knee and found out it was this model. I tried to thread it but I really don't have a clue. It is all in such a narrow area. Of course I don't have a manual.
    I feel like such a bad person, lol, everyone treats their machines so nice and gives them names and all. I have no idea where I got this one, it has just been gathering dust. Like an orphan that showed up on my doorstep.

    If any one knows how to thread it I would love to hear from them. BTW, there is a great site I found
    www.sewusa.com
    that has free threading diagrams for a lot of machines. They sell manuals, and if they have the manual they put the diagram online for free. I thought that was nice of them. Of course they don't have mine.

    I am also open to name suggestions. Maybe if I name it I will use it more.

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    Almost all of the old sewing machines are threaded in a very similar manner. All of the Singer Merritts should thread the same way. Here is a link to the sewusa threading diagram for a different model of the Singer Merritt:
    http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diag...ng_diagram.htm

    Should work for your machine too.

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    i have a singer merritt 3314c and its threaded the same as the other merritts, so try and do yours the same way. on that same site.

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    I just looked at the diagram and my machine, and I do not have the normal tension adjustment. Instead there is a numbered wheel to the left of the thread take-up lever (?). I have never seen a machine before without that tension thingie.
    I will try to post a pic tomorrow.

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    OK here are some pics of the thread area. Sorry they are not real clear. I tried to find a pic of this machine on Google Images, not one. I was getting pictures of herons at Merritt Island NWR, lol.
    You can see what I mean about the whole area the thread goes in being about 1/4" wide.
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    Where is the thread guide on the top of the machine? If it's on the right, I would thread from right to left. If it's on the left, I would try threading from left to right (which I've never seen before on a machine, but I suppose it's possible). It seems to me the tensioning discs must be on the left side where the tension dial is.

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    on the top back of machine, the thread guide is in the same groove as everything else. I thought about threading it backwards too.

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    Have you tried threading it to see what happens? I have experimented on some old machines that did not thread normally and (I think) managed to figure all of them out eventually. It's been awhile since I had to do that.....

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    I think I will try that when I get more time. I like to have a free arm machine. I did not realize it was so obscure.

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