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Consew 226R-2 Despite all my efforts machine is not stitching. Secondly I need a manual for this machine. thank you sadi

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  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    I have a 226R-2 consew used for uphostery everythoing looks good except it won't feed should it have a foot along with the needle feed and the foot on the pressure bar

  • mcafee1 Jun 24, 2008

    I just brought a Consew 226R1 (used) it worked great for about a week, now the thread brakes and jams under the bobbin and I don't know how to open the bobbin case or take it out. I have a manual the old owner copied from where I don't know and I just ordered one from they also have partmanuals. I want to see if the manual will help before I invest too much money.


  • bwbaker Jan 21, 2009

    i have a problem with the stitching not right and i do not have a manual to see if i set it right. thank you bruce consew 226r-2

  • cmalowney Apr 17, 2009

    How do I get a consew sewing machine 226R-2 manual?



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You can download a free PDF file from There's a complete parts list but you have to click on the 224 to get the 226 manual. It's free - 10 pages!

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This machine needs to have 2 feet (1 Set) and they must be synchronized to work properly. If no one has messed with it the synchronization should be okay. Also check the feed dogs. You should be able to just see the teeth above the needle plate when it is feeding forward.


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The top of the stitching is so loose, it can be pulled out with no effort. Have retreaded several times, used manual as guide. Tension is on 4, stitch length on 2.5 and stitch width on A.

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