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I have acquired a Singer Touch and Sew 600E. I went through and oiled and cleaned it up. Seems to be in pretty good shape; however,I can't get a good bottom stitch. The manual that was with it is for a 628 so it does not have all the info for the 600E. The manual says that the lower tension is set at the factory so there is no lower tension adjustment. Can you give me some pointers on getting the underside stitch set correctly.

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Usually it is in the top threading to cause the underneath stitch problems. Try this, totally rethread the machine, now with the presser foot up, pull on the top thread, it should feed smoothly, now put the presser foot down, it should barely move. Sometimes that seats the thread in the tension discs. You can download a manual, if you need one, at for $10. and keep it on your computer (plus enlarge the diagrams), plus print it.

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