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Straight-Stitch Throat Plate

I cannot find a straight-stitch throat plate for my Viking #1+ sewing machine.

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SOURCE: Changing stitches

You probably have not adjusted you stitch width and length.
Also a manual for this machine is currently being sold on Ebay for $4+. Probably would be a good investment for you.

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Janome Memory Craft 9500 Troubleshooting

The solution that I found last night was the thread tension. I have never touched the dial, only had it set on 'auto." When I started playing with it, I realized the top thread should be really easy to pull through the machine and it wasn't. I started turning the dial (to 3 or 4) and the thread slid through the machine perfectly. No more birds nest! I really thought it was bobbin initially because of the horrible sound it was making.

Posted on Jun 05, 2008

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SOURCE: The Reverse stitch button

The feed mechanism needs to be oiled. Take off the bottom cover and look for any place where two parts move against each other. Some binds can be very difficult to remove. Try spraying everything with a light weight oil (I like Tri-Flow) and let them soak over night. Then manually try to move the feed dogs with your hand. Hopefully it will break loose.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Cannot get a straight stitch

Please check the top tension as well and rethread. I had this problem and after doing the above, everything worked perfectly. Thanks.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

Zenqi
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SOURCE: The bobbin thread is bunching on the under side of

Make sure that you use the F foot when using decorative stitches.

The stitch balance my be off. Remove the accessory bin and you will see a large plastic screw with a + and a - and an arrow. Using a coin, turn the arrow to the center and test. Turn the arrow towards the + to stretch the pattern out.

If this doesn't work, it must me calibrated internally and requires an experience hand.

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

SOURCE: I have a new "My Excel 18W/MW3018 Limited Edition"

the teeth (feed dogs) must be up enough so they can move the fabric with the help of the presser foot (or all purpose foot)

Posted on Jan 12, 2011

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