The thread guide on my has 4 parts-singer 319K

Now I fidgeted with it and all 4 parts have come off the bar and I can't figure out how to put it all back together again. Any help?
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Cynthia
I am also totally confused. Yoda-Speak?
I don't know that machine, I have never heard of a "thread guide bar". Perhaps OP is having problems with the tensioner? If so, this might help:
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Beverly
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BEI Design

"Cynthia" wrote in message news:6fOAB.1166547$ snipped-for-privacy@fx11.am...
If you want to email me some photos perhaps I can help
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Ron Anderson
If she does e-mail you and you know what she's talking about, please post the results and what she was having trouble with here, please.
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ItsJoanNotJoann
Dear Cynthia, you can dload free a user manual for your 319k as I have. the link or google the address yourself if you're concerned about opening links. Cheers Obi
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Obi
Or, Cynthia may download a manual from International Sewing Machine Collectors Society (ISMACS):
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Page 41 has an exploded diagram of the needle thread tension. If, as I suspect, OP's issue is with re-assembling the tension, this may help.
Beverly
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BEI Design
Thanks Beverly - that Owners Manual is a nice resource - for general machine info and for sewing techniques. ... saved it. John T.
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hubops
Me Too!!! :-) You're welcome.
I especially liked the schematic of the tension unit, is appears to be very similar to my 401As, and I take them apart for cleaning occasionally. Getting all the bits back together in the right order is... challenging.
Beverly
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BEI Design
wrote:
I've seen the sets of Singer cams at Thrift Stores - usually in never-used condition - sad to see the cams separated from the sewing machine .. .. seldom see my Elna cams though .. :-( John T.
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hubops
My machines all have built-in stitches, one just changes the two dials. It does have some "Special" stitches available only with cams, but I almost never use them. I learned to sew on my mother's (unknown model) black-with-decals Singer. There was a zig-zag attachment which whipped the fabric back-and-forth. ;-O
Her first zig-zag Singer, about 1950?, had cams for every zig-zag pattern, mounted on the front of the machine. She even had her salesman contact Singer to create a cam for blind stitch hems, (--^---^---^---^-- imagine that rotated 90 degrees to the left) which was not one of the standard cams at that time. I wish I had not given it away to my aunt.after Mom died, it was a great machine.
Beverly
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BEI Design

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