How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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Sewing reverse/reinforcement stitches

(Reverse/Reinforcement stitch button) is kept pressed. With reinforcement stitches, 3 to 5 stitches are sewn at the same place. With reverse stitches, the stitching is sewn in the opposite direction.

The tension knob is located near the front of the sewing machine. It has a dial numbered from 1 to 9. The larger the number, the tighter the tension.
Old Kenmore sewing machines can also be great. If you need a sewing machine that can do a zigzag stitch, the Kenmore 30 Stitch is highly recommended by sewing blog The Crafty Princess Diaries. Produced in the 1980s, these are affordable, high quality machines.

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Elna Top 300 sewing machine. I need manual to operate this machine. I have already found out that Elna contracted with Tiwan(excuse my spelling) to make there machine between 1989-1991. I want to know which machine made in Switzerland is comperable to this one. Thanks…Audrey
Sorry about the catagory…but you do not have sewing machine on list.
ANSWER : Isoj:
.I have this machine. I use it for my heavy sewing, as it will go through anything. I would be happy to copy the manual and send it to you for copy costs. Just let me know. I would love to know what knowledge you have gained about this machine. It does not appear to be an easy machine to find info on, may not have produced a lot? I had no idea it was not a European produced machine.

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I need a instruction manual for a sears kenmore single dial sewing machine model 158
ANSWER : Most manuals I can find for free online, but I have been looking for quite some time for a 158 manual and the best you can do is $5.00 for the one I will link you to at the bottom of the answer here…

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Have a 3 year old Pfaff Creative Vision. Has less than 14 total sewing hours on it. Has had issues in the past. Breaking needles, wouldn’t stitch out designs in acceptable manner(badly distorted looking) breaking needles repeated, now it is changes stitches on its own, then went to sewing the same stitch but isn’t sewing it consistantly. I have taken it back to the same professional to repair each time. Can thhis machine be repaired??? Should I trade it off and get another, this isn’t my first c
ANSWER : It sounds like this machine has some kind of fault in it for sure. It can be repaired again, but will likely need to be repaired again after that – down the road. Personally I recommend you just get rid of this unit and go for a different model. You can sell it on ebay to at least get something out of it. Just list it as accurately as you can, naming this issue.


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Our beautiful Bernina 730 sewing machine has been stored in the garage in its original case, and that wrapped in plastic, for a few years now. Temperatures have been both hot and cold in the garage, but the environment was dust-free.

We have brought the Bernina in, set it up, oiled it as specified in the manual, with the original sewing machine oil. We have correctly threaded the machine and the bobbin thread is up.

When we press on the pedal to sew, the machine gets electricity and buzzes

ANSWER : Hello and thank you for using Fixya ….
From what you describe there can be only 2 causes…Either the machine is still stuck ..and the motor buzzes cause it can not spin it ..and in this case it needs to be oiled more..and be spun by hand until it moves well and free…and after that it will work ..or during the storage ..from condense or so ..the motor is stuck ..and needs to be checked…In this second case probably need to be oiled too (the motor ) ..and the coils changed..
Have a nice day ..!

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This was my grandmothers machine and when she passed there was no owners manual so I am not sure how to use the settings on it or oil it properly. I so want to use it cause it was hers but don’t want to mess up the machine. She never even got a chance to use it before she passed away. I just have no owners manual. I know how to use sewing machines but this one is older and I don’t want to mess it up.
this was passed down to me. and a manual would help in so many ways. even if it was sent in a
ANSWER : May I get the manke and model # so I can help you more

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Owner/user manual Before my sister died she gave me the little grren machine model 1425 turbo brush with heat. That is all I know about it as she did not find the manual and now no one knows where it is and I really want to get it working and learn about it, as I know she loved it. so I really need a manual. thank any one that can tell me if it is on line or something.

I do not have my users manual and have never vacuumed wet with this vacuum. How do I change it from a dry to wet vacuum.
Can’t find my manual and I need to use the shop vac for water in basement, do I have to change the filter or what
lost my user manual never used it to pick up water. need to know how to puit it in wet mode i want to clean the dirty water out of my pool.
ANSWER : .Vacuuming Liquids
.1. When picking up small amounts of liquid
.the filter may be left in place.
.2. When picking up large amounts of liquid
.we recommend that the filter be
.removed. If the filter is not removed, it
.will become saturated and misting
.may appear in the exhaust.
.3. After using the vac to pick up liquids,
.the filter must be dried to reduce the
.risk of possible mildew and damage to
.the filter.
.4. When the liquid in the drum reaches a
.predetermined level, the float mechanism
.will rise automatically to cut off
.airflow. When this happens, turn off
.the vac, unplug the power cord, and
.empty the drum. You will know that the
.float has risen because vac airflow
.ceases and the motor noise will
.become higher in pitch, due to
.increased motor speed.
.IMPORTANT: To reduce the risk of damage
.to the vac do not run motor with float
.in raised position

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I need to get instruction manual and some receips for the Welbilt Bread Machine, I just got from my 80 year old Mother. She only used it once or twice but does not remember where the manual is.
The machine Model is ABM 3600. I hope this is the only information that you need. Thank you very much.
ANSWER : I think I have just found what you need…..

Please check this page:

The link is marked “Welbilt_ABM3600_Manual.pdf”

Could you please check it and inform us if this is the right one? If it is not, we will look somewhere else for the manual you need, OK?

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