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Thread: tension fixed..thanks for the help!

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    Junior Member
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    Mar 2013

    tension fixed..thanks for the help!

    I posted last week needing help with the tension on my 15-91. Thanks to all who answered, my machine is up and running and I can even adjust the tension!!!!!!! It took several tries to get everything put back together, but I'm so glad I kept playing with it until I got it right. Couldn't have done it without the help of the people on this board. THANK YOU for sharing all your knowledge!

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    Junior Member
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    Jul 2012
    South Carolina
    Good for you! Now maybe I can screw up the courage do do my 221.

    Another novice quilter grandma!

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    Super Member Rodney's Avatar
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    Oct 2013
    Centralia, WA, USA
    Taking a tension apart to clean it isn't terribly difficult. Don't be afraid to try. Just pay attention to the order you take it apart in. Tools for self reliant living (TSFR) has an excellent guide on repairing old sewing machines. It walks you through rebuilding and adjusting tensions very nicely. http://www.tfsr.org/pub/technical_in...echanism_2.pdf
    I haven't messed with a featherweight so I don't know if there are any quirks to be aware of.
    "Neglect to oil the machine will shorten its life and cause you

    trouble and annoyance" Quote from Singer Model 99 Manual

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