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Tension I am not sure what model my brother machine is; I do find the numbers 885-412 if that helps. I am having a problem with the bottom thread either breaking or the thread gets all wadded up while sewing. the top thread does fine. This is a used machineband I do not have a manuel. Thanks PK

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    I have a Brother XL 3022. My problem is the tension is wrong but I cant adjust it with the nobbs. The top thread pretty much lies on the material and the bottom thread visably loops over it (it looks like braces). Is there a way to slove this without taking it in to get fixed?

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Check out this site. There is pictures of each machine there. All the Q&A answers in simple language, as well as a GREAT cust. support. (its a Brother after all!)
I found download manuals there as well.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/Model_list.aspx?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&titleid=36

I hope this helps!
Happy sewing!


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