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Old 08-30-2010, 11:43 PM
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Consew 225 Hook Timing?

I picked this machine up and am pretty sure the hook timing is out of adjustment. The hook will not grab the thread because the scarf is no where near it when it passes. I read the book and attempted to adjust it but it did not work. For the record, I've also checked the belt timing as well and that was fine. So does that mean that the gears are shot on the hook or is the whole assembly itself shot as well?

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Could be any one of the things you mentioned or others. You need to take it to a pro who will find out what it is.

There's usually a reason things are priced cheaply, I hope it isn't that your machine is shot.
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After doing some more research, I think the problem might be a needle bar adjustment. I'm gonna check it out and see.
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I adjusted the needle bar and am now getting a stitch. But now it is skipping stitches. I have the machine set to 3 spi. Sometimes its 3, 5 or whatever. But the thread is not breaking and I'm not getting any bunch up.
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I adjusted the needle bar and am now getting a stitch. But now it is skipping stitches. I have the machine set to 3 spi. Sometimes its 3, 5 or whatever. But the thread is not breaking and I'm not getting any bunch up.
are you sure that the needle bar is set right, take the floor plates out turn it by hand and look to see if the depth is right it sounds to me you may be a tad too high to the hook . I work on singers and union specials, and others for fun and $ they are all the same but the walking foot is a bit tricky .
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are you sure that the needle bar is set right, take the floor plates out turn it by hand and look to see if the depth is right it sounds to me you may be a tad too high to the hook . I work on singers and union specials, and others for fun and $ they are all the same but the walking foot is a bit tricky .
I'm gonna give it a shot and let you know what happens
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Consew 225 Hook Timing?

While you in there and have the foot plates out check the feed dog feet, they may be a tad dull but i have touched them up with a small "v" diamond file. also
make sure that when the needle bar is going up that the dogs are going to advance the material . there is an adjustment for that to advance them or retard them if need be . Just look it over and think valve timing ..
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Well, I readjusted the needle bar and now get even stitches. The tension on the bottom looks fine. The top thread needs some adjustment. But now I have to figure out why I'm only getting 5 spi instead of the 3 spi max. There must be some sort of adjustment for this as well.But the bottom line is that i've made progress and am much better off than when I started. The saga continues!
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.....But now I have to figure out why I'm only getting 5 spi instead of the 3 spi max. There must be some sort of adjustment for this as well.
My Consew 226 has a maximum stitch size of 5 per inch, and the 225 is supposed to go down to 3 1/2 to 4 stitches per inch, but an older machine might not be able to be adjusted that low any more.
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My Consew 226 has a maximum stitch size of 5 per inch, and the 225 is supposed to go down to 3 1/2 to 4 stitches per inch, but an older machine might not be able to be adjusted that low any more.
Because of worn gears?
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Not necessarily gears, but loosened parts in general. That's just a guess on my part. Why would you want to sew stitches that are alsmost 3/8" long anyway? The only thing that I can think of you'd sew that way is a truck tarp or a large sail.
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Not necessarily gears, but loosened parts in general. That's just a guess on my part. Why would you want to sew stitches that are alsmost 3/8" long anyway? The only thing that I can think of you'd sew that way is a truck tarp or a large sail.
I've seen stitches that big on some car seats. I like that look.
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I've finished cleaning and adjusting my 225. It's working great. I'm gonna take it to the mechanic now for him to look it over. He won't know what I've done to it. I want to see what he says about the machine.
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