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How to adjust the thread

Please a friend just lend me her new, she has never used it since new,could mean a few years ,has no user manual  Brother sewing machine and I dont understand how to set it to start sewing, I thread it but need to adjust to start.  The machine has  three wheels on top
My email is eglezberg2@yahoo.com   if someone can help

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Here is the user manual from which I will quote
ftp://ftp.brother.ca/ENGLISH/SEWINGMACHINE/XR31-UG.pdf
Page 19 has how to adjust the tension of the thread
There should be dial to which you can turn to adjust up or down your tension , use a piece of scrap fabric to ensure it is set at the right tension that you need ..
The upper thread tenison wheel is located on the left side of the machine above the needle ( top/front of machine shown on their diagram of the machine as #5 )

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I don't quite understand what the problem is with the stitches from your description, but first try the tension dial. Reset it to zero and then try each setting, one by one, to see what happens.

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http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_LS_2125i_EN_1628.PDF

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information is not in the manual then the machine would have to
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