Touch & Sew 620 tension problem
I posted a question on pivoting problems, because when I turn corners, etc, the stitches seem loose and don't give me a good point stitch.
But in my attempt to resolve that problem, I may have created another one. I was trying to tighten the tension to see if that was the pivoting problem and my tension dial did not go any higher than #5. Thinking it was as high as it could go, I turned it the other way, down towards 0 and the dial came off in my hand. So I screwed it back on, but there is a loose cap behind the dial. Is that the way it is supposed to be? It does fit into the dial if I push them together but they don't stay together because there is a spring between them. Also my tension disks seem very loose now as well. I never play around with my tension if I don't have to so even though I sew a lot, I never really noticed if these disks are supposed to be that loose or did I mess them up when the dial came off.
I recently had this machine repaired for a timing issue and now I am questioning the repairmans qualifications. He works on his own (retired singer salesman) and I had to take the machine back three times before it worked. And then I wound up taking it to a VacWay locally for them to repair it finally. So I didn't mess around with the settings because everything seemed to be ok until I started having this pivoting problem.
Again, it is a Singer Golden Touch and Sew Model 620....41 yrs old. my favorite.... Hope you can help resolve the problem.
Oh, it is sewing but the stitches seem loose on the bobbin side. Keeping the tension at 5 did seem to help with the pivoting issue though. Thanks.