Timing series part 5: Examples
Note: The 401A and 201 timing directions have been updated. My apologies for the previous mistake. I’m not really sure what I was thinking when I put those directions in, they were just plain wrong. They should be correct now.
Note: Never run the machine with the pedal If you suspect that the timing is off, while checking or after adjusting the timing until you’ve determined that the setting was correct. Running it at speed if the timing is off can cause massive damage to the hook, bobbin case and also smash the needle which can lead to shards flying around.
Note: The process I show for adjusting timing doesn’t necessarily work for newer machines that are set up a little differently, but the process of checking it still applies. And if your machine is on warranty, please just take it in and have it fixed. Some dealers / manufacturers will void your warranty if you try to change anything.
In order to demonstrate setting the timing on a machine, I’m going to show a series of photos. The first is the location of the timing lines on the machine, if applicable. The next is the location of the screws / nuts / bolts you need to loosen to time it. As needed, I will provide further explanation. For the technical explanation, please refer back to this post: Making Time