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    Old 08-18-2012, 07:55 AM
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    Default '80's Montgomery Ward machine threading question

    Hi Guys, I have an acquaintance who owns a 1980's MW machine. I don't know yet what model but she is having a problem with it. It could be that it is threaded wrong but I will have a hard time checking that since she does not have a manual. So my question is can anyone tell me how these machines are typically threaded and how the needle is placed (is there a flat side and which way does it face; does the needle thread from front to back, right to left, or left to right?) Have not seen the machine yet so all of this may be obvious but thought I would ask first anyway. Thanks for any help.
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    Old 08-18-2012, 07:58 AM
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    Get a mirror or turn the machine upside down and look at where the needle goes. You will see how the needle fits into the shaft. looks like this Cl or l) I hope this helps.
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    Old 08-18-2012, 08:56 AM
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    Here are threading instructions for my Montgomery Ward machine. I don't know if its the same model you have but it may help.
    Attached Thumbnails threading-mw-machine.jpg   threading-mw-machine-pg19.jpg   inserting-needle-mw-machines.jpg  

    Last edited by virtualbernie; 08-18-2012 at 09:06 AM. Reason: To add Needle insertion instructions
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    Old 08-18-2012, 09:00 AM
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    Most of the vintage machines thread in a very similar manner to present-day machines.

    Also, try Googling something like "Montgomery Wards sewing machine threading diagram" or "threading diagrams vintage sewing machines" or even the exact model number of the machine she has. I have found threading diagrams online that way for vintage machines.
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    Old 08-18-2012, 04:22 PM
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    Thanks Bernie! I have printed these pages out and will take them with me when I go to see the machine. I figured it would be fairly simple/obvious but one just never knows. These pages will be my backup. Think I had better take some machine oil too because I don't think she has used the machine in several years. Don't know what's problem she is having so we will see. Thanks again for posting these pages.

    Thanks to the other responders also. I never thought of looking under the machine to see how the needle goes in so thanks for that idea Pat M.

    Googling is usually my first idea Prism99 but thought I would ask the QB first because everyone is so informative and sharing.
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