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Hope someone can help me with this problem!!!!

Hi ,

I'm fifi1076, and I'm having quiet a good bit of trouble with my sewing machine.

I'm new at this site so I don't know if I'm doing this correctly or not so please
forgive me if I do something I'm not suppose to do!!!!

I have tried everything I know to do in order to get the bobbin to tighten up!!!

I have sewed five different times on a scrap piece of material and tightening up the bobbin each time and each one of those times never did show that the bobbin tightened up not even a tiny bit!!! I went and ordered another bobbin case for it!!!

If whoever can help me with this and can give me a solution I will be forever gratefull

Thanks,

Kay Nowicki

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  • fifi1076 Sep 16, 2008

    Hi Sewman7,

    Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!

    I'm so releieved for you helping me!!!!!!! Can I use this program in answering my questions especially about my sewing machine problems.....without having to pay for it?

    I will be willing to pay for it after I get some of my bills paid off!!!

    Thanks,

    fifi1076


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Tension assembly test. To do this test. Pull the thread through the tension assembly and test it to make sure the tension is working correctly.
(To do this test, adjust your tension setting to normal or medium or 5 or something in the middle. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through the tension. It should pull easily!! Lower the presser foot and pull the thread. It should pull noticeably harder.)
If it doesn’t work this way then you probably have a piece of thread or lint stuck inside the tension discs. To remove it, turn the tension to 0 zero and raise the presser foot.Using a small screwdriver, open the space between the discs and spray with canned or compressed air. The stuff should come out. Do the tension test again to make sure you got everything and then try sewing again.
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