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    Old 12-03-2011, 04:50 AM
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    Utube Videos about tensions -

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2TcJ...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMNBt...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tktkr...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ftHGCfU39M


    Our own Muv also has a video about tensions

    How to adjust the Tension on a Vintage Long Bobbin Sewing Machine - 1934 Singer 128K Indian Star
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S43_-..._order&list=UL

    If you are NOT into video and want some instructions here is good information - a bit more details than the video as well. http://www.tfsr.org/pub/technical_in...echanism_2.pdf
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    Old 12-03-2011, 05:28 AM
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    Thanks so much!! I can't get the link to Muv's video to come up, it says there is an error on the page?

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    Old 12-03-2011, 05:36 AM
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    http://www.youtube.com/user/Muvandfa.../5/S43_-Z6C114 see if this works better for Muv's video on tensions. Her other videos are excellent as well. Grab some tea and enjoy.
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    Old 12-03-2011, 05:52 AM
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    Here is a bit more info - not video though:

    http://blog.sew-classic.com/2008/09/...to-fix-it.aspx

    http://www.ca.uky.edu/HES/fcs/FACTSHTS/CT-MMB-213.pdf

    http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine...Singer_301.htm
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    Old 12-03-2011, 06:02 AM
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    I have a picture of how a Japanese 15 should look threaded but it won't load on here, sigh.
    If it is not threaded through the tension right - it won't work. Thread has to go across the machine, through the tension, through the spring then up over the tension bar (if it has one), through the take up lever and on down through what ever thread guides then into the needle from the left. The needle has to go in according to the manual.

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    Old 12-04-2011, 03:45 AM
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    http://www.treadleon.net/sewingmachi...djustment.html another resource for tensions
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    Old 12-04-2011, 04:17 AM
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    Try checking the pressure regulator on the top of the machine above the pressure foot.

    http://www.westsidesewing.com/wss/tips/art_pt08.pdf
    Info on pressure regulator

    http://www.ask.com/questions-about/S...e-Presser-Foot maybe something on there on how to use the pressure regulator

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5976861_chan...g-machine.html
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    Old 12-04-2011, 06:24 AM
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    http://vssmb.blogspot.com/search/lab...ion%20assembly some times there is good info on people's blogs - this blog has a lot of good info
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    Old 12-05-2011, 09:35 AM
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    sorry. can't resist. tension problems? yup. but i eat a lot of chocolate...it helps.
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    Old 12-05-2011, 04:26 PM
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    YES!!!!!!!!! lotsa chocolate!
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