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How do I thread a singer / 20u professional?

It was given to me but I never seen one like it before & I don't know how to thread it. I only know the newer machines

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  • Lee Montoya Dec 03, 2008

    never mind. I finaly found the manul & phone number I needed & they helped me

  • Lee Montoya Dec 09, 2008

    no. all sewing machines donot thread the same. This is an industerial sewing machine & it threads differant. I finaly found out how to do it & now I just gotta play with the tension to git-r-done right. thank you though.


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Beginning with the spool, guide the thread through the thread guides to the tension assembly. Pull the thread through the tension assembly and test it to make sure the tension is working correctly.
(To do this test, adjust your tension setting to normal or medium or 5 or something in the middle. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through the tension. It should pull easily!! Lower the presser foot and pull the thread. It should pull noticeably harder.) If it passes this test, continue up through the take up lever,then down through the thread guides to the needle. Make sure your needle is fully inserted and turned the correct way. This is an Industrial machine and the needles do not have flat sides. The long groove goes to the front of this machine and it threads front to back.

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

  • John Free Dec 11, 2008

    I promise you ,if your machine is sewing, you have it threaded through the tension, then the take up lever and then the needle (from the left to the right). Yes, they ALL thread the same.


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