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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Dressmaker issue! ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Dressmaker issue!
girlinthepark
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Date: 10/6/13 3:41 PM

Hello-- I have an issue with my vintage Dressmaker. It's pretty simple, but I don't know how to fix it... see, this piece:



fell off of the machine. I don't think it broke off, but it definitely fell off, and I think it came from this general area of the machine:



Could anyone possibly help me fix this? I know it's pretty necessary for the correct tension, and I'd love to get this machine up and running ASAP! Thanks so much!

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Date: 10/6/13 5:01 PM

That is a piece of your check spring. The rest of it is in the tension mechanism. They are readily available, but, you may have to take it in for installation and proper adjustment. Cheers!
PS It broke off that little piece of wire you see sticking straight up out of the tension mechanism.
-- Edited on 10/6/13 5:24 PM --

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Date: 10/7/13 0:21 AM

Yep, it looks like the thread guide to your upper tension dial. If you cannot get it back on easily, you will have to take it in for service. Or....possibly buy a new machine and use this one as a backup if financially possible? Having a computerized sm and a mechanical sm is a wonderful thing because it makes you prepared for whatever sewing project comes along.

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Date: 10/7/13 9:53 AM

I agree it looks like a check spring. On my older Singers it is very easy to replace and inexpensive. I am not familiar with your model but if it needs to go in to make sure the tension dial gets put back in right it won't be a huge expense.

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Date: 10/9/13 12:29 PM

Hey, you might look around thrift stores for an old Kenmore/Janome/NewHome with the full-bodied tension knob and use it's spring.

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