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Thread: Featherweight Question

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    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
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    I have found that some times if you find a cheap machine, there is something wrong with it. Look it over real good no matter what.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Geri, It sounds like you should probably be adjusting the bobbin case tension at this point. Your aim should be to have the stitch balanced at about 4.5 when the machine is threaded with 50 weight thread.

    I use a 1oz weight, tie it to the bobbin thread and hang it from the bobbin in the bobbin case. The thread should be -just- ready to come out of the bobbin case when you turn the case vertical. If that's where it's set to, someone disassembled the top tension and didn't set it right. There are instructions in the manual for that.

    The manual can be found here:
    http://ismacs.net/free-sewing-machine-manuals-list.html
    There are 12 of them to pick from.
    Thanks for the help on adjusting that tension...I will try that.....and also thanks for the info on where to find manual.....

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    My pleasure Geri. I'd like to hear about how you get on with it.

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