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Thread: trouble with my latest featherweight

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    My latest FW was born 1948. It's not running a stitch! The tension is set to the same as my other two. I have checked and re-checked the threading sequence and put in all new thread top and bobbin and still it will not sew. Any ideas?

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    send a private message to lostn51 and I bet he can help you

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    Maybe the bobbin case isn't in correctly. I took mine out and the needle plate off to clean the lint out and when I put it back together, I couldn't get it to stitch either. Everything has to line up perfectly in order for it to work. I highly recommend this book...it's got pics and was the only reason I was able to get mine back together again.

    http://www.amazon.com/Featherweight-...ref=pd_sim_b_6

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    that was one thing I made sure of also - the bobbin was in correctly. I even changed it to all new thread
    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Maybe the bobbin case isn't in correctly. I took mine out and the needle plate off to clean the lint out and when I put it back together, I couldn't get it to stitch either. Everything has to line up perfectly in order for it to work. I highly recommend this book...it's got pics and was the only reason I was able to get mine back together again.

    http://www.amazon.com/Featherweight-...ref=pd_sim_b_6

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    thank you for that, I'll get right on it! Hope he can help

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    Please check the hook under the needle plate. The hook needs to sit in between the two blocks on the bottom of the needle plate. This needs to be checked every time that the needle plate is removed. I hope this helps!!

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    Thanks Nancy - I've personally never removed the plate as the machine is new to me - going to check it out now.

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    just removed the plate and found ancient green thread jumbled inside her! I hope this sorts her out. will let you know...thanks again
    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie C
    Thanks Nancy - I've personally never removed the plate as the machine is new to me - going to check it out now.

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    nope, sorry to say she's still 'dead in the water'. The tensioner will not release the thread - something is wrong here. I've tried turning it from one end of the spectrum to the other and it's just not happening. I can't even get her to pick up the bobbin thread. Fortunately, there is a local fellow. Looks like I'm taking a drive tomorrow
    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie C
    just removed the plate and found ancient green thread jumbled inside her! I hope this sorts her out. will let you know...thanks again
    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie C
    Thanks Nancy - I've personally never removed the plate as the machine is new to me - going to check it out now.
    :-(

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    Just a thought, how about a new needle. Is this the same needle that was in it? Sounds like you've tried most other things.

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