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Phyllis, that you for the picture of the threaded New Home. Maybe now I can thread and use mine. Kathie
Last edited by Kathie S.; 01-05-2012 at 10:41 PM. Reason: bad typing
I have no idea how the Vindex Special is suppose to look - got rust???
NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill
Wow! Ladies you have some beautiful New Homes!! It appears I am missing a piece of the tension. Not sure what it does exactly...puts tension on the thread obviously...and it also appears that my top plate is bent. Sewww....anyone know where I can find a new used one? I might be able to bend the plate I have back into shape, but will need the bottom piece. My daughter will be disappointed, cuz she was told this machine needed only the belt to run. LOL! That's Craigslist for ya!
Phyllis, thank you so much for the threading picture! That made everything so clear! You are so smart to use that heavy turquoise thread so I could see it well.
Now to find parts!
Thank you all for your help!
Last edited by sew wishful; 01-06-2012 at 02:36 AM.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
Your pics of the New Home look great. I think the machine isn't threaded right, the thread take up spring is the only thing I see wrong. The thread is suppose to be behind the wire hoop and you take a loop between the wires and pull it in front of the take up spring. HTH's
Last edited by BoJangles; 01-06-2012 at 05:39 AM.
Ok, I am awake now. You are all talking about the little release attachment thingy on the tension plate that is missing on Randa's New Home?
Randa, I am not so sure you are missing anything on your tension plate. Look at the Smithsonian photo of the New Home tension. It shows a tension plate exactly like yours. There is no second part in that photo, only the flat plate on top. I am thinking because your machine is older than the rest of ours, it didn't have that fancy release thingy? Anyway, on all the photo's on the Light Running New Home Sewing Machine manual from the Smithsonian, there is no release part of the tension. Look at page 12 and 13 of the manual, the tension plate in identical to yours.
Last edited by BoJangles; 01-06-2012 at 05:50 AM.