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Thread: I finally got the foot pedal for my Singer 500A and now I can't figure out how to get the darn thing threaded

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    Senior Member KellyK's Avatar
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    I was so excited to come home yesterday and open the package holding the power cord / foot pedal. Finally I got to try it out! I downloaded a manual and we were off...

    except that I just cannnnnnooootttttt get the top thread tension right or I'm threading it wrong.

    Anyone have any experience with a Rocketeer?

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    KellyK,
    Open the door on the left of the machine. The threading diagram is inside on the door. I leave the top thread tension on 5 inside the door and 5 on the knob on the outside knob. The straight line on the knob should be in the center.

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    Thank you, thank you! I'll try that!

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    Kelly you need:

    A spool of thread

    A tall glass with several cubes of ice

    Equal parts of Gin ,Rum, Triple Sec, Vodka

    Half part of Bourbon

    Top off with sweet ans sour mix and a splash of cola to change color.

    Then you open the faceplate and follow the thread route.:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Billy

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    I found this site after I got my 500A. It gives a pic tutorial of how to thread your machine. I read the instructions under the top, but pics always help me. :mrgreen:

    http://www.singer500a.info/threadinginstructions.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Kelly you need:

    A spool of thread

    A tall glass with several cubes of ice

    Equal parts of Gin ,Rum, Triple Sec, Vodka

    Half part of Bourbon

    Top off with sweet ans sour mix and a splash of cola to change color.

    Then you open the faceplate and follow the thread route.:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Billy

    GOOD ONE BILLY!!!!

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    Kelly:

    DO NOT follow Billy's advice...it only gets you into trouble. Take my word for it :twisted:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Kelly you need:

    A spool of thread

    A tall glass with several cubes of ice

    Equal parts of Gin ,Rum, Triple Sec, Vodka

    Half part of Bourbon

    Top off with sweet ans sour mix and a splash of cola to change color.

    Then you open the faceplate and follow the thread route.:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Billy

    It worked!!! But I really didn't like the way the thread tasted with the sweet and sour mix and my stomach is still protesting.

    Lol

    I was finally able to get her going once I saw the diagram. I love how smooth it is, so much nicer than my newer model singer. I have a lot more speed control as well! Thank you so much, I didn't even know the diagram was there, Calico! It really helped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    I found this site after I got my 500A. It gives a pic tutorial of how to thread your machine. I read the instructions under the top, but pics always help me. :mrgreen:

    http://www.singer500a.info/threadinginstructions.htm
    Thanks, Sherri!

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