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Old 12-01-2010, 07:22 AM
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The guy who sold me my 111W153 told me that the thread goes through the hole above the needle. He used the machine right in front of me to sew a sail. It was a pain to get it into that whole. I really was sceptical about that. Then I learned better.
The thread doesn't go through that hole, it goes through the thread guide below it. It's not even possible to put the thread through the hole you have marked when there's a needle installed.
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You don't need thread lubricant if you are using bonded thread like you should be, the thread has a lubricant built into it. Make sure you are using bonded thread.

Update: I just checked, and Sailrite's V69 polyester thread is bonded.
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Can you take a picture of how you have the machine threaded?
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What is the red dot and red arrow showing?
That is where the previous owner of my machine told me that the thread goes. He told me that you can't put the needle all the way up because the thread goes through that hole. He did it that way and he owned a sailboat upholstery company. I really thought that was a strange way to thread a machine. When I took the machine into the shop, the mechanic told me otherwise.
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That makes absolutely no sense. I can't believe anyone is that stupid. Lowering the needle means the whole timing has to be changed to adjust for it. I'm surprised it would sew two stitches without breaking.
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That makes absolutely no sense. I can't believe anyone is that stupid. Lowering the needle means the whole timing has to be changed to adjust for it. I'm surprised it would sew two stitches without breaking.
Your right! And as I got to know about these things I said to myself, "***?"
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I made this video of the location of that screw. I hope I'm right! I adjusted mine back in March and really can't remember clearly if this was the screw. I do know that you will not see it unless your turn the wheel.111W153
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I have mine running pretty good now. I think the thread is getting hung up on the tread guide from the table, not the sewing machine. My set up has a three spool thread holder with small holes for the thread to go through above the thread cones. I will play with it some more this weekend.

Your machine is newer than mine and much prettier in the video. I might have to get some black paint and give mine a coat.lol
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I have mine running pretty good now. I think the thread is getting hung up on the tread guide from the table, not the sewing machine. My set up has a three spool thread holder with small holes for the thread to go through above the thread cones. I will play with it some more this weekend.

Your machine is newer than mine and much prettier in the video. I might have to get some black paint and give mine a coat.lol
it's actually "manifold grey" - or at least that is what I call it. I bought it like that. I got it for $175.
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