Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 16 of 16

Thread: BANG HEAD HERE > + < or releave the tension???

  1. #11
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    11,923
    Blog Entries
    2
    Ron, It is ok. Some times I assume I was clear enough - but it should be clear by now. The tension should slide right out if the set screws are released. My socket crumbled when I was taking them out. Someone really did a number on that socket before I ever got my hands on it. They must have bashed the whole thing right into the machine to get it that stuck, too. I do hope another one will fit in the hole. I have some donor machines so something might work out for me.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

  2. #12
    Super Member barri1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Woodmere, NY
    Posts
    1,354
    Thanks Miriam.. I was a really horrible day, and I needed a laugh.. Sorry it was at your expense... Glad you got part of the problem solved..

  3. #13
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    11,923
    Blog Entries
    2
    Some times I have to just laugh about it or I would be so mad it isn't funny. I've never seen one like it. I just have this image of someone's husband with a big honkin' hammer and a big screwdriver and he's hitting the socket to get it loose and it keeps breaking and going in farther. I'm surprised he gave up on it. I bet he wanted to beat that machine to a pulp. It was a good thing that one was cheap. I think other wise it might just be a good machine. I can't remember what it is called. It's just some Japanese zig zag machine. It should be a decent machine when it is done.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

  4. #14
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    11,923
    Blog Entries
    2
    Maybe somebody knows how to get all those metal shavings out of the nose area? They do not stick to a magnet. I do not want to use the hose. Egor would though - Egor is a genius....
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

  5. #15
    Senior Member grant15clone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Elgin, IL
    Posts
    743
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Maybe somebody knows how to get all those metal shavings out of the nose area? They do not stick to a magnet. I do not want to use the hose. Egor would though - Egor is a genius....
    You could try this. Set up your vacuum hose in the area and use a can of compressed air for cleaning off a keyboard to knock it loose. Q-Tips also pick up that stuff.
    ~G~

  6. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    789
    Poor Mariam! I do appreciate your sense of humor and hear the frustration behind it. It could have easily been me!

    The last tensioner I took apart needed a better spring and I couldn't find one. I carefully recoiled the problem spring, and it took three days of off and on trying to get the tensioner back together. Now I take them apart only as a last resort.

    This does give me an idea, though. We have universal thread cones that will work on most any machine. Why couldn't there be a tensioner that fit over or near the bad tensioner and could be used instead? If someone could manufacture those, they could make a lot of money. Another idea would be for a company to make a universal replacement tensioner.

    I would use a vacuum cleaner with a small, long attachment. I wouldn't go for compressed air or I might have more frustration if a piece of metal got forced in somewhere. Or you could put some masking tape, rolled up like a lint roller, on the bottom of a straw or slender piece of wood or something and put it down there to pick up metal.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.