Question about Singer Featherweight II 117
I have a Singer Featherweight 221. My 2-yr old managed to completely take apart my tension assembly. How does it go back together?? I attempted to put it back but it won't sew right. The bottom thread keeps bunching up no matter what setting I use.
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.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
See a professional, too many parts for novice
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
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