How Tight Should the Belt Be?

Old 11-03-2022, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Andrea Clark View Post
JoeJr, thank you!!! No, itís not that loose. Itís about as loose as the 1950ís Singer motorized machine I have also. When I spin the wheel, with the needle raised and no belt, it only goes around say 3/4 of a turn. So it should be looser than that with no belt?
Actually I went back and tightened the bejesus out of it -I tried to make it 3/4Ē tighter than the spot where the ends of the belt met snugly around the machine. It does work! But ot takes a bit of pressure on the treadle. Not just a wee push.
if it is still too tight what can we do to loosen it?
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Andrea
That machine head is in serious need of lubrication, at least. With the belt off, it should spin like a bicycle wheel.
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Old 11-04-2022, 04:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Andrea Clark View Post
JoeJr, thank you!!! No, itís not that loose. Itís about as loose as the 1950ís Singer motorized machine I have also. When I spin the wheel, with the needle raised and no belt, it only goes around say 3/4 of a turn. So it should be looser than that with no belt?
Actually I went back and tightened the bejesus out of it -I tried to make it 3/4Ē tighter than the spot where the ends of the belt met snugly around the machine. It does work! But ot takes a bit of pressure on the treadle. Not just a wee push.
if it is still too tight what can we do to loosen it?
Thanks!
Regards
Andrea
What model machine is this? We can point you in the direction of manual which would show basic maintenance. Can you post pictures? Also, the treadle mechanism will need lubrication.

All lubrication should be only sewing machine oil, not anything else. Sewing machine oil will be clear.
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