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Adjusting the Belt
Is your Featherweight a bit sluggish or does the belt slip when you sew? This quick tip for how to adjust the belt will help you remedy the problem in no time at all.
The first thing you will want to do is remove the spool of thread as well as the bobbin case from the machine. Next, using a long screwdriver, loosen the screw on the motor bracket as shown in the photos below:
With the belt on the motor pulley and the handwheel, depress the foot controller to full power and raise and lower the motor until the needle is going up and down at full speed, making only a small adjustment as needed to raise and lower the motor to achieve the optimum speed.