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I just bought a vintage Nolco JA 38, Know nothing about it need manual on how to thread it. ??

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SOURCE: need a manual or threading guide (any info really)

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or
youtube

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Not sure if you are having problems with the bobbin winder or threading the bobbin. This may help:

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To avoid awful thread nests under the fabric, be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the top thread.

Interestingly, the bobbin threading instructions (above) show the bobbin loading into the bobbin case so it turns COUNTER-clockwise. This is the opposite of instructions for most machines. You can probably try both, the clockwise or Counter-clockwise,and see if one works better than the other.

Be sure to use fresh, good quality sewing machine oil or Tri-Flow Synthetic Oil on your machine. Open it up, while gently wiggling the handwheel, drop a couple drops of oil every place that metal rubs against metal. Avoid plastic or rubber parts! You may even find little round holes throughout that are oil ports. Be sure to get the area around the needlebar, presser foot lifter, feed dogs, the bobbin area, and all the dial and selector mechanisms.

You can find manuals for your machine online (not free!).


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This may be helpful even though not your model. Most machines of the same brand and similar models thread the same:

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I hope this helps. If you need additional assistance, please indicate which threads (upper, lower) that are not correctly tensioned.

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(this is a multi-language manual. Page 38 has the tension information in English. Please note I needed to use the rotate feature in Adobe Reader to make it easier to follow.)

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