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Knobs left to right - Needle position = Center, Length to something reasonable (try 3 to start), Width - hold the knob in and turn it to other than 0.
on Sep 14, 2020
Euro-pro 464xc bottom tension loose
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Loose bottom stitches come from the top, not the bottom. Seems weird, but that's the way sewing machines work.
The dial tension should be set at the mid range and make absolutely sure that you have the machine threaded correctly. Both things will cause a sloppy bottom stitch.
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on Dec 28, 2013
Bottom thread will not catch
Unplug the machine and remove the needle plate so that the bobbin case if fully exposed. Lift out the bobbin case and the cup that it sets in will be visible. Locate the "hook" on this cup. It is a finger with a sharp point at the upper edge of the cup. The hook is what grabs the thread from the needle while sewing.
- Thread the needle.
- Turn the handwheel by hand.
- Watch the hook as it approaches the needle from right to left.
If the hook passes by the needle AFTER the eye of the needle is above it, you timing has slipped and the machine must be taken in for repair.
If the hook catches the thread from the needle, put everything back together and try threading again.
on Dec 01, 2013
Motor runs but mechnism dont
Broken or slipping Belt running off handwheel is most likely
UNPLUG MACHINE FIRST !!
remove side cover, tighten motor adjustment to slightly slack like car fanbelt (not tight, some "give" is needed).
If you cannot easily open the case, take it to Service Centre or you WILL break casing clips.
on Dec 17, 2010
Sears model 13 kenmore won't sew forward
its not easy sewing left handed is it? i think that oil has got into the switch and you have lost forwards drive now,,give it a good wiggel about till it clears it out, if it was working ok the last time you used it its just got a bit sticky thats all,,,i hope you used a light oil?
on Oct 24, 2009
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