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Bobbin tension and needle centering singer 2662

How do i ever so slightly loosen the bobbin tension? also is there any way to get my needle more centered? it is to the left and i have the needle positioner pushed over as far as it will push without using brute force but it just won't go smack dab in the center, i've changed the needle many times so it's not bent needle and i usually have to slightly push the needle a smidge to the right to get my needle threader through the hole. thanks, nancy williams dollyllama@frontiernet.net

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    I am having difficulty lining up the needle. It is off to the left, and I cannot seem to center it. I have changed needles and done everything I can think of. The manual does not cover centering the needle.

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I would suggest taking it to a sewing machine repair shop. I would not mess with the bobbin tension yourself, have a trained professional do it. It also sounds like you may have some other problem going on with your needle, so that would be another reason to take it in. Good luck!

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please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
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This could be trouble;================Do this;
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2.Machine improperly threaded=========check threading
3.Thread twisted on guide post========"
4.Thread twisted out of tension======="
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TROUBLE;LOWER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
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3.Bobbin placed in case incorrectly===remove and replace
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tension===============================bobbin case
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1.Forming loops on top of cloth=======Tighten bobbin tension
======================================or loosen top tension.
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3.Bobbin placed in case incorrectly===remove and replace
4.Bobbin thread slipped from under====check threading of
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5.Lint or thread in top tension=======clean between tension discs


Thank you and good luck.

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