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How to adjust tension on drive belt on Singer Model 1120 sewing machine.

Belt seems to be too tight. I can get the motor to run by giving it a little boost with my finger back cover is off machine. When running the machine runs slower than usual. Motor will not restart most times without the finger boost.

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Take it in for a service and a check on the motor operation
needing a help to start indicates a motor problem and not a belt tension problem

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