Question about Sewing Machines
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like as the machine builds up friction from extended use, some vital part is lacking lubrication and is seizing up. A good service person will remove ALL of the covers and thoroughly air clean and oil every moving part. Sometimes these dry points are hard to find and patience is required.
You can get a sewing machine oiler with a long applicator and put a drop of oil on anything that moves, but over oiling can be messy.
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
SOURCE: sewing machine XL 5500 settings
Your bobbin is probably too loose. When you set a new bobbin, stop every now and then and try with your fingers nail if it's nice and tight enough. Not extremely tight, but tight, not loose and moves easily when you set your finger between the threads.
With most fabrics (99%) the plate is fine at the the top position, just with very thick and "fragile" (satins etc) you might need to adjust it.
Settings: Tightest tension for the thinnest materials, more loose for the thicker ones, better have a test piece, it rarely goes under 5 anyway.
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
the timing of your sewing machine is, check your bobbin in right position, quit tightin the tension, and the timing for tiches is just always # 1.5
Posted on Mar 26, 2010
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