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1978 bally slote machine

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Stick a nickle in it and pull the big handle. (this is not a sewing machine)

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Thread keeps tangling on underside

Called thread nesting or bird nesting.

Install a brand new needle that is compatible with the thread and fabric you are using.
Remove the top thread totally from the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread the top thread from the beginning.
Confirm the thread path is correct.
Retest your machine.

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Sounds like birds nest or thread nests. HINT: When threading the top thread, ALWAYS have the presser foot in the RAISED position.

Birds nest under the fabric big loops of thread top side looks good...

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Elma supermatic balls up under machine after a few stiches

Thread nests (also called bird nests).

Remove the top thread.
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Put a felt spool pin holder (an extra one comes with machine and it's either red or white felt with a circle cut out of it in the center)...remove bobbin, set felt circle in bobbin case to keep bobbin from wiggling. The back and forth motion is knocking the thread out causing it to lay flat against top of the bobbin when you start machine, but felt puts bobbin in correct position! Make sure thread falls into tension slots and carefully pull thread back to left of silver piece (stitch finger). Pull up your bobbin thread. Put in new needle since "bird nesting" or jam may have bent the one previously used. Now it should purr like a kitten...smooth sailing! This is how I fixed my Singer Heavy Duty 4423 when I realized the problem is that the bobbin case is a bit wide and felt takes up slack, raising bobbin also to keep bobbin thread moving smoothly through so it doesn't jump out of tension and rest on top of bobbin!!! Works now!

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The fabric doesn't seem to feed as well as it should while I'm sewing.

Look to see what the height of the presser foot is. A nickle laid beside the feed dogs for comparison will give you an idea. Its height should be the same or slightly less than the nickle. In the high position, at the top of the needle stroke. 1.m.m is the correct height. Worn feed dogs, thick heavy material and binds in the feed nechanism will do the same.


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The opening fits on the right side, toward back. There is the silver ring with the slot in it for the bobbin. That slot is facing the sewer.

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Your problem is in the threading... too much slack in the thread causes bird nesting on the under side of fabric: re-thread with the pressure foot up... this will ensure thread is between tension disks, therefore eliminating slack, bird nesting and jamming. The security message is your machine stopping to keep you from creating functional problems with the machine. If you bought your machine from a dealer, call them and ask about classes.

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