How tight should a treadle belt be?
It should be just tight enough to turn the hand wheel without slipping. The two ends of the belt fasten with a staple. To tighten the belt, use pliers to unbend one side of the staple, and slide one end of the belt off.
Why does my sewing machine slow down?
According to Sewing Machine Tech, the leading causes of a sewing machine running too slow are the following: “Thread jam, Incorrect oil or lubricant used, Not lubricated correctly, Machine unused for long time – Gummed up, Belt too tight or too loose, Machine needs thorough cleaning, Worn or bent parts.”
How do you measure tension on a belt?
Belt tension is measured by plucking the belt span while holding a sensor close by. Belt tension is adjusted until the belt span frequency, or measured tension level is within manufacturer’s recommendations.
When should I change my sewing machine belt?
If the belt is in bad shape, the sewing machine will not work. Sometimes while sewing you may notice a burnt rubber smell. When you smell this, you know it is time to change the belt. Changing a sewing machine belt is fairly easy; just make sure you have the proper belt.
What holds the needle in place on a sewing machine?
Needle clamp-holds the needle in place.