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How to operate 132Q

I got this refurbished Singer sewing machine model 132Q when someone just left it in my apartment building with the note that it was free, like new but needed to assemble. The manual it comes with, doesn't say anything how to assemble and all it's parts are scattered. It has a battery at bottom and some wires which I don't know how to attach. I am not sure if requires AC adapter.. So my basic question is how do I assemble it? Does it operate with battery? Do I need anything to plug it in?

Please help me!!!!!!

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SOURCE: Bobbin does not fill completely

Machines that stop the bobbin winder automatically when the bobbin is full have a mechanism that detects how much thread is accumulating in the bobbin while it is winding, then stops the winder when the bobbin is full. It is likely that the bobbin winding mechanism needs to be adjusted by a mechanic. 
On the other hand, if the thread winds evenly, and stops winding when the bobbin is about 3/4's full each time, you probably don't need to worry about it if all else is good (even tension, consistent stitch quality, and so on). 
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I wanted to turn my daughters old jeans into shorts since they still fit, but were too short. I was having the same problem, but I was able to make some progress. I switched the thread from a poly/cotton blend to 100% polyester and it was a big improvement. I still was unable to stitch through seams. I am going to try a more heavy duty polyester thread and an upholstery needle (18/110).

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loopy underneath means upper threading is wrong or no tension

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Pull out the embroidery unit. Raise the feed dogs. Change the feet. disconect from computer. It should be good to go.

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Am considering buying a used Singer Featherweight 132q. Have been trying to find any problems that this model may have but have not been able to find anything, Please help.

I've been sewing for over 30 years,, my suggestion is,, let them sew on the machine so you can watch,, & even ask to sew yourself,,, let them show you what the machine can do.. they should be willing to demonstrate the stitches & anything else the machine can do.. ask questions like has the machine got any problems,, has it been resently been serviced,, does it have a operation manual with it,, has it been well taken care of? are there any scratches on it? are there any burrs around the needle plate,, use your fingers to rub over the needle plate to see if it's smooth or not,, even check the small area in the needle plate where the needle goes down to meet the bobbin... have they ever broke a needle sewing? that can cause the machine to go out of time..
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I cleaned the feed dogs and shuttle area on my Singer 132Q this morning and replaced all pieces according to my manual. I started sewing and the needle ran into a stick pin in the garment. It broke th

The easiest thing is to take it for service. It's very likely that even if you were able to free up the machine that it has been knocked out of time. Very important to avoid sewing over pins.

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What year was the Singer 132Q Featherweight made?

I don't know, but it has been one of the worst models I've ever used. Lots of plastic instead of metal, and cheap, cheap, cheap!

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