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Singer 251-2 industrial sewing machine

For some reason I cannot get the thread to stay thru the needle. It keeps coming out and it won't stitch. Please help me. I've been looking for an instruction manual but can't find one. Maybe i put it thru the loops all wrong--I don't know. Thank you, Rania

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  • GMAINJR Jul 22, 2008

    HI I HAVE THE SAME MACHINE, TRIED TO BRING UP THAT LINK FOR THE MANUAL WITH NO LUCK.MABY SOMEONE CAN E MAIL IT TO ME THANKS GEORGE GMAINJR@YAHOO.COM

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    I need to see threading instructions and altering stitches tensions

  • Rafael Ortiz
    Rafael Ortiz May 05, 2014

    Here is the new link: www.singerco.com/uploads/download/448_5_6_8_10_slide.pdf

  • Rafael Ortiz
    Rafael Ortiz May 19, 2014

    http://parts.singerco.com/IPsvcManuals/2...

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  1. Always turn the handwheel TOWARDS you (counter clockwise) as turning it in the opposite direction (away from you, clockwise) may knock the timing out requiring repair from a service center.
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