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Thread: Featherweight trouble, need help

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    Senior Member MisDixie's Avatar
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    Featherweight trouble, need help

    So I got a Featherweight last week. Runs great so long as its not threaded. Breaks the top thread on the second stich. Can't get the screws loosened on the throat plate. Help!

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    Have you changed the needle? It may have a burr on it. Or it could be in backwards. Have you checked the tension? Does the thread pull through easily?

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    Thread it from RIGHT to LEFT.

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    Thank you Pat! I was threading it the left to right. Changed it and sews like a dream!



    Quote Originally Posted by Pat M. View Post
    Thread it from RIGHT to LEFT.

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    Did those things, thanks. I was treading the needle the wrong way. Goes great with the Right to left.

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingcandy View Post
    Have you changed the needle? It may have a burr on it. Or it could be in backwards. Have you checked the tension? Does the thread pull through easily?

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    You may want to put a drop of penetrating oil on those throat plate screws. You will have to get it off in order to clean your machine. Let it sit overnight then hit them with a hairdryer until they are pretty warm ( taking care not to overheat the paint on the machine) then try to loosen them.

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    Good plan with the penetrating oil. Got to pick that up.

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    Thanks for the help everyone, I was a lot worried that I had spent $$ on eye candy when what I wanted was a working machine.

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    be careful taking the throat plate off, there is a trick to putting the bobbin case back +

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    this is why I love this board ! Great help ! and nice enough to know and share !!
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