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Stitch length too short

Even at setting No4 stitch length only 3-4ml

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: I recently received 2 White

Re the bobbins it is the depth that sounts and some of the plastic bobbins are the same as the metal ones(I used to sell sewing machines)so as long as they are same depth when put side by side and same circumferance then another type will be fine. Ive only found 2 different depths in the plastic ones so I dont know which you have. Not sure what has happened with your stitch lentgh. Check the stitch selector is properly on a straight stitch and that the other stitches are correct. A s/mach technician may be able to alter it for you but yo can do no more on that.

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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SOURCE: My stitch length is not what I have it set for. I set it on 5

I assume you mean it stitches 6 or 8 when set at 5.
Because the number shown on the wheel says "5" doesn't necessarily mean 5. It's just an approximation. You'll note that when turning the wheel there's tension. The numbers are just numbers. It isn't a micrometer, its a sewing machine. So, you can simply adjust to get the stitch you want then make a mark on the wheel at that point. You may end up between 4 and 5, or between 5 and 6. No matter. Wherever you get 5 per inch is where the adjustment is.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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SOURCE: stitch lendth isnt working

Are you sure that the feed dogs have not been dropped to enable embroidery, and not returned to the normal sew position, consult the handbook for instructions.

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Inspiration 4205 stitch length won't change

Are you certain that the pattern selector is set for straight stitch and not buttonhole?

Turn the handwheel so that the needle is up and the take-up lever is in it's highest position. Then turn the pattern selector knob through all of the patterns back and forth a few times. Finally, select straight stitch and see if the length works. If not, need to take it to a repair person to determine the course of action.

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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Width is one.

Length depends on the thickness of the fabric; 2.5 is the normal setting, but you may have to adjust to your liking or the age and condition of the machine you are using.

Fold a scrap of the fabric you will be sewing and test the settings, then write the settings down or on the sample for future reference.

Posted on May 07, 2010

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