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Thread: Feathweight question.

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    I recently recieved a featherweight from a friend. It stitched well for about one row and then locked up. Is it ok to remove the screw at the left of the bobbin case to determine whether there is a thread caught in there???? I think the thread may be the cause of the stoppage.

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    Ok, I am looking at my featherweight right now and I am not sure what screw you are referring to..are you talking about the tiny screw right on the bobbin case at the side of the machine?

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    Try turning the wheel backwards. Some times this helps loosen up the threads that are stuck and you can see what is where.

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    turn the machine over. take off large "screw", lay bottom
    plate aside. now you can look into the bobbin area & use
    tweezers to get thread pieces. but first, take the throat plate off & check for thread pieces. IMPORTANT--read your
    manual on how to put the throat plate back on---or you will
    have another problem. when sewing, always a good idea to hold the threads at the back as you start to sew. and don't
    turn the handwheel towards you.

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    Thanks I didn't know that either!!

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