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I have a singer a few years old the tension is loopy on the back

I don't have the manual

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Try adjusting the top thread tension one number or letter higher and
use a scrap piece of the fabric to test samples of the stitches
if you will let me know the model number of the singer machine I will
see if I can find you a manual

Posted on Nov 29, 2012

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SOURCE: Replace the needle thread tension dial

If the entire assembly has fallen out you will find if you remove the top left hand cover that there is a small screw in the casting where the tension assembly goes, replace the tension body to the correct position and tighten the little screw.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: need manual for Singer sewing machine model#100, about 12 years old

Hi,

I have a manual for this machine..is there something specific you needed to know from the manual?

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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SOURCE: How do i set thread tension on a 306W Singer

Top tension about 4 or 5, make sure the presser foot is up when you theread the machine, make sure you can just pull the bobbin thread through with some slight resistence, if it is too tight slacken the screw on the bobbin case a quarter of a turn at a time anti clockwise.

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Bobbin stitch is loopy

4 is the "middle of the road" tension number, but it depends on the thickness of your fabric.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Singer Featherweight tension assembly

Putting this back together is a thirty second job if you have done it a hundred times. If you have never done it but have mechanical aptitude, it may be a challenge.

Whatever you do, don't bend the check spring out of shape!

Below is a link to the Singer site with the schematic for reassembly. When placing the check spring back in place, place it in about the 6 o'clock position with no tension so that it has a fair amount of check before pulling it up in place..

When setting the tension, at a setting of "1" the tension disks should just be slightly compressing the beehive spring. "0" is almost no tension at all. Normal sewing is 5.

Get all of the parts together and push in the cup with the numbers while screwing on the knurled nut taking care to get the pin in one of the holes.

http://www.parts.singerco.com/CPpartCharts/2_2999/221-1_221K1_221K4_221K5.pdf

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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Skipped stitches
1. The needle is not inserted correctly
Remove needle & reinsert needle( flat side towards the back of machine)
2. The needle is damaged
replace with new needle
3. The wrong size needle is being used
Choose a needle to suit the thread & fabric
4. The foot not attached correctly
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adjust the top tension one number or letter higher when the stitches
on the bottom are loopy, until the stitches become normal
also change the needle--flat side to the back side of the machine

check with singer website for a manual--some times they have free
pdf downloads

Go to the singer website

Click on customer support--there will be a drop down menu

Choose instruction manual

In the box type the model number( example 2010)
Click search


having a machine serviced once a year is a good idea & makes the machine last longer
and the sewing machine shop will tell you if they can get parts for the machine & if the machine is worth the money to fix it.

I myself have 2 sewing machines, when one is being serviced then I have the other one to use, so I'm not with out a sewing machine when I need one.
good luck
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try these suggestions
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2.check the thread take up lever & see if the top thread stay on it or jumps off, that can make the birds nest you mentioned
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