This post is really a pictorial on the parts associated with the tension knob of the sewing machine. Taking it apart is relatively easy, but I figured having all the extra pictures will be helpful in putting it back together and ordering parts (if needed).
Here we go!
In my case, I had to practically remove the set screw before the assembly could be removed. This was because there was so much gunk or too much rust holding this little doo-dad in place.
Here are some pictures of the tension knob assembly after it was removed from the machine:
The first step in disassembly of the tension knob, according to the Adjuster Manual, is to turn the regulator thumb nut until zero on the tension index (black numbered thing) is opposite pointer on tension indicator (+ | – thing).
Then you press the index flange to disengage the pin on the thumb nut. The pin is the shiny little thing just to the left of the number 8 in the picture shown below:
The next set of pictures will show you each piece as I remove it from the tension knob assembly
I’ll be cleaning these parts up in kerosene and ER (Evapo-Rust) where appropriate and putting them into a zip lock plastic bag for reassembly at a later date. Next time, I think I’ll have to tackle the underside of the machine and the real operational parts of Ms. Rusty. It’s a bit intimidating, to say the least….