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Loose top stitch when in reverse 206 RB4 Consew

This machine works perfectly going forward, but has very big loops on the top side of material when going in reverse. I just purchased the used machine today, so I am hesitant to mess with the tension adjustments until somebody can point me in the right direction. Thanks, JR.

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Do you know how to check the timing of your machine? It sounds like a timing problem to me. If you don't know how to check the timing:

take the side plate off, take the needle plate off, take the presser foot off, and put a new needle in the machine. Make sure that the needle is in the lowest position and look at the needle bar for the two timing lines. Locate the top line. Then, turn the handwheel toward you until the top line is where the bottom line was. At this point, the tip of the hook should be directly in the scarf of the needle.

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