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« on: January 06, 2006 11:45:25 AM »

My daughter got a second hand Singer 3102 for Christmas.  No manual.  We have it threaded but the tension isn't perfect.  There is a wheel/knob on the left of the machine that is stuck on 4.  What is this for?  Overall this seems to be a great machine for a beginner.  It sews straight and zig zag.  I think she will really enjoy it.  Anyway, we'd love to hear from someone who has this machine to find out what it can do.  There are no attachments and only one bobbin.
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2006 04:44:30 PM »

I can't help you out with the knob, but you can order a manual from Singer for $15 here which should tell you all about that, or I also found a full threading diagram for your machine that may help a bit.

Is the knob definitely a stitch selector, or is it a tension knob? If it's the former, play around with the other settings and see what they do. If it's the latter, try making very slight variations in it to see if the tension improves...

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2006 06:43:01 PM »

Thank you for the links.  We were hoping to not have to buy a manual for just a few questions, but may have to break down and get one.  The threading diagram link is definately the same machine.  You can see the wheel thing on the left.  We got it to move and it is numbered 1-9.  It doesn't seem to be for tension.  The machine says industrial made in Brazil on the end.  It is very heavy.
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2006 06:45:17 PM »

is there a foot pedal or anything?

it sounds like a grat machine. ihave a second hand singer from 1972 that i picked up at a value village for $30 canadian.
it came with the manual etc. etc.

hmm. i'd search around on google a lot.
i think that the knob is probably for tension....you never know.
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2006 07:57:06 AM »

Yes it has the foot pedal.  there is a belt underneath the machine, It looks brand new, not rotten at all.  Also a belt at the right side for the motor....I guess.  Anyway, again it looks new.  I don't think this machine was ever really used.  I wound the bobbin and changed the needle.  It seems to sew nice.  I don't want to take it for a tune up since that costs $60.00 around here.  I may go to the library and get a book on sewing machine repair just to have the knowledge.
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