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How do I adjust timing on a Singer 20u33? I have the user manual, but that is not included.

Zig-zag stitches often skip on the right side.

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THE HOOK IS UNDERNEATH THE PLATE. YOU WILL SEE IT SPIN AROUND OR ONLY A LITTLE OVER HALFWAY AND SPIN BACK TO BEGIN A NEW TIME. THE HOOK HAS TO MEET THE TOP OF THE NEEDLE HOLE AS THE NEEDLE IS RISING. (BENEATH THE PLATE.) WATCH THIS CAREFULLY WHILE ROTATING THE HAND WHEEL TOWARDS YOU. YOU WILL SEE THE NEEDLE AND THE HOOK MEET WHERE I SAID. IF THEY DON'T MEET AT THE RIGHT TIME THE THREAD FROM THE NEEDLE WON'T BE SNAGGED. TO CORRECT THIS YOU WILL HAVE TO LOOK IN THE BOTTOM PORTION OF THE MACHINE AND STUDY THE CRANKSHAFT FOR ADJUSTMENT HEX SCREWS. THIS CRANKSHAFT GOES TO THE HOOK. LOOSEN THE SCREWS AND MOVE THE HOOK SLIGHTLY TO MOVE THE HOOK UNTIL IT HAS BEEN TIMED WITH THE NEEDLE HOLE.

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