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Singer 132Q Where do I locate the bobbin on this machine?

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My bottom stitch is "loose"

You might try adjusting your bobbin. You can do this with a tiny flat head screwdriver. Adjust in very small increments! There is a screw located on your bobbin case.

Here is the info directly from the manual:
"To test if the bobbin thread tension is correct, suspend the bobbin case by the thread and **** it once. Correct bobbin tension will result in the thread unwinding by only one or two inches. If too loose it will unwind continuously. If too tight, the thread will not unwind at all. When adjusting the tension on the bobbin case, make only slight adjustments with a screwdriver."

That is usually the cause of garbled up threads on the bottom side. Sure hope this helps!
(The 132Q is my third Singer, but will be my last. It's been a nightmare to deal with, and ALWAYS has something going wrong with it. I can never just sit down and do a project.... it is like the settings never stay put. There is also a LOT of plastic inside this model, and it cracks, breaks, warps, etc. We've replaced plastic gears/parts with metal parts, and it still acts up. Just a lemon model!)

Nov 05, 2010 | Singer Featherweight 132Q Mechanical...

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Bobbin won't pick up

the problem is, your needle so short, adjust your needle bar down, so that the thread of your bobbin will come out.

Sep 29, 2009 | Singer Featherweight 132Q Mechanical...

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I tried to load the bobbin, but it wouldn't turn

After you put the bobbin on, push it over to the right. It should slide into position so that it spins correctly and winds the thread.

Jun 05, 2009 | Singer Featherweight 132Q Mechanical...

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Bobbin does not fill completely

Machines that stop the bobbin winder automatically when the bobbin is full have a mechanism that detects how much thread is accumulating in the bobbin while it is winding, then stops the winder when the bobbin is full. It is likely that the bobbin winding mechanism needs to be adjusted by a mechanic. 
On the other hand, if the thread winds evenly, and stops winding when the bobbin is about 3/4's full each time, you probably don't need to worry about it if all else is good (even tension, consistent stitch quality, and so on). 
If you'd like me to post some general troubleshooting tips, let me know.
Good luck

Nov 28, 2008 | Singer Featherweight 132Q Mechanical...

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Bobbin is not winding correctly

slide plate may be worn - i had the same problem. try holding down the center of the bobbin with a pin while slide plate is in the winding position.

Dec 31, 2007 | Singer Featherweight 132Q Mechanical...

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