Performance checklist – SINGER 714 Graduate User Manual
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Make sure eiectricai piug is properly
Turn on power and light switch.
Turn hand wheel toward you to raise
needle above fabric or throat píate be
fore making adjustments to stitch width
or needle position.
Use a bail-point (yeiSow band) needle to
sew nylon tricot and synthetic double-
Use high-lift presser bar setting to place
heavy fabric under presser foot.
Start and finish sewing with take-up
lever in its highest position.
thread tension to suit your fabric.
Test stitch on a fabric sample before
starting a sewing Job.
Replace bent or burred needies.
Lower presser foot before setting pres
Tighten hand-wheel knob after winding
Use the zig-rag throat plate and zig-zag
foot for ail zig-zag stitching, and for
straight stitching in
Remove feed cover throat plate after
button sewing and after free-motion
darning or embroidery.
Sew at a moderate speed
setting) when using the straight stretch
stitch or Flexi-StHch patterns.
Is the machine properly threaded?
is the bobbin case properly threaded?
is thread unwinding freely from spool?
is the needle securely tightened in the
is the needle straight?
Is the thread suitable for the size of the
needle and free of siubs and knots?
• is the spool-pin felt being used under
the thread spool?
• Is the needle-thread tension too tight?
• is the bobbin-thread tension too tight?
• is the bobbin-case area free of lint and
loose thread ends?
• Are the thread guides and tension discs
also free of lint?
IF FABRIC FAILS TO FEED
• is the presser foot down?
• Is pressure dial adjusted properly for
the weight and texture of your fabric?
Is the stitch control dial properly set?
Are you using the feed-cover throat
plate instead of the regular throat plate?
If you have any questions, please write to;
Department of Sewing Education
The Singer Company
30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York. N.Y. 10020