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The bottom stitches are all loose and they look like thread mess

It's a singer 242 c, I had it cleaned and oiled, the fixer changed a couple of things that needed the change and now it sews horrible, all nutty...

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  • orianova Jan 17, 2009

    I adjusted the tension and pulled the thread as you said, now the machine doesn't sew at all, what happened? the movement looks ok, but no stitches are made...I'm puzzled

  • orianova Jan 19, 2009

    Thank you, I already called him, he's coming to fix it tomorrow, I suppose it's going to be chargeless but I'm not sure, I feel more embarrosed than he does...

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You need to do a tension test.
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(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 doesn’t work this way then you probably have a piece of thread or lint stuck inside the tension discs. To remove it, turn the tension to 0 zero and raise the presser foot.Using a small screwdriver, open the space between the discs and spray with canned or compressed air. The stuff should come out. Do the tension test again to make sure you got everything and then try sewing again.
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  • John Free Jan 17, 2009

    Remove the thread completely, change the needle and rethread the machine. If this doesn't solve the problem, contact the technician who repaired it and see what kind of warranty he has on his work and see if he will repair again under has warranty.
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