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Stitching to loose

I have double checked the threading of my ultralock, and it seems to be correct. The top stitching is good, but when I turn the material over the other is completly loose. What can I do, and did I do something wrong?
I'm a new user and I've misplaced my manual. The last time I used my serger it worked fine. I also just change my thread if that makes any difference, but I've done that many times before.
Also does anyone know where I can download a free manual online for this Singer ultralock?
Thank you, Jeanette

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Re: stitching to loose

There are many websites from were you can download manuals. Just type "sewing machine manuals" in gooooooogle and they will list them. The cheapest option is 10 US dollars in pdf. format.

Your looper tension is not correct. Make sure the cotton is between the tension disks by pulling down on the thread when you thread the machine.



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Re: stitching to loose

You can download your manual from the Singer website, go to "Customer Support" Instruction Manuals" and type in the model number only, then click search and wait a bit, the manuals will come up and there should be a "Free download" red button beside the online ones. Click this and then wait a while again for the file to download, as they are large. Then save the file to your PC and you can print it out and get it bound up for permanent use.

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