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Thread: help! FW top tension!

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    Senior Member AlaskaAlice's Avatar
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    help! FW top tension!

    The top tension mechanism on the FW I just received falls off.. I haven't been able to find what holds it on. the little machine runs and sews - stitches are even and everything seems to work good but the whole tension will pop off after a few inches of sewing..
    It was off in the case when I got it. also the little thread guide bar just above it on the left is broken off,but the machine seems to sew fine without the thread guide bar.
    I have seen posts for free online manuel on repairing but can not find it!
    Thanks for your help!

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    Senior Member AlaskaAlice's Avatar
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    I found the answer!! I was showing my husband the problem and took the front cover off and looked closely inside and the light was just right..I found the little screw and gently tightened it! It worked! The tension mechanism doesn't fall off. Ya!!! sews great.. now to get the right bobbins I am set.. want to make some dolls for the doll quilt swaps and finish the block of month March swap. Thanks to all the great people on QB..You guys are great!!!
    Last edited by AlaskaAlice; 03-10-2013 at 06:32 PM.

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    Senior Member happyquiltmom's Avatar
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    Glad you found the problem.
    A word of caution about bobbins. I bought some "Featherweight" bobbins on eBay that didn't work. They were ever so slightly too thick and stuck out of the bobbin case just a tad...causing the machine to not make stitches.

    I have since found some genuine bobbins that work great.
    Cindy

    Curator of an 1889 Singer model 27 Fiddlebase Treadle, a 1951 Singer Centennial Featherweight, a 1956 Singer 401A, and a 1982 Bernina 830 Record.

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