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Check with these sites & email them about a manual
http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/

http://sewusa.com/

Posted on Aug 30, 2012

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How do I tighten the lower thread on my 5710 Husqvarna please?


you need to change the needle to a ball point,, but check your
manual to see what needle it recommends
if you don't have a manual let me know & I'll check to see if I can
find one for you
adjust the top thread tension--if the bobbin thread is loose, then
tighten the top thread tension one number or letter at a time higher,
if the bobbin thread is tight,, loosen the top tension one number or
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take the bobbin out & reput it back into the bobbin case--make sure it's
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Top thread don't look right when i pull it it comes out


try changing the needle
try rethread the top thread
use every thread guide
use the right thread & needle for the fabric
adjust the top thread tension just a little forward, if that doesn't help
(write down where the top tension was before you moved it)
if adjusting the top thread tension doesn't help put the tension back
where it was
clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin are for lint
here is a link for a free manual
http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_CS_6000i_EN_2889.pdf

it's also possible that the machine could be slightly out of time
& it needs to be checked

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The thread one bottom balls up,I have adjusted the tension and changed color of the thread can't fine out what the problem is help me?????????


try changing the needle
check to make sure the top thread has not come off the
thread take up lever
here's a link to a free manual if you don't have one
http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/438_3116.pdf
clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or thread
make sure the bobbin is not over wound
& make sure the bobbin is not bent & that the bobbin is turned
the right way in the bobbin
if these suggestions don't help,,then the machine needs to be checked
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My Singer 4562 looks fine on the top and the bottom is a complete mess...it looks like a bird's nest. I think it had to do with the tension but I can't figure out how to adjust this.


try these suggestions
1. change needle--flat side goes to the back of the machine
2.check the thread take up lever & see if the top thread stay on it or jumps off, that can make the birds nest you mentioned
3.top tension ususally is on 3 or 4
if you don't have a instruction manual follow these steps
Go to the singer website
Go to the home page
Go to customer service--click on it--it will show a small menu--click on instruction manual
In the box put the model number (example 4562 ) & click search
if search comes up with nothing then contact singer customer service
and ask them

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New Home ss2015 machine. I am having trouble with the thread tension. I have loops on the bottom. I have cleaned the bobbin case, changed the needle, re-threaded and moved the upper tension all the way up....


try adjusting the top tension to 3 & if it doesn't stop the looping, try 4 but I wouldn't go any higher than 5,, if changing the top tension doesn't help then I suggest taking the machine in to have it serviced. the bottom tension is more difficult to do,, it's also very possible that the top tension dial is messed up & needs replacing. only a sewing machine shop can tell for sure.

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My top thread frays and then breaks while I am quilting with my 1600p dbx.


change to a new needle
check to make sure thread has no knots or even change the thread spool
check the top thread tension it sound like it's to tight
check the needle plate for burrs
check around the tension knob for loose pieces of thread or lint
use a can of air that you'd use on a computer keyboard on the tension knob & if you don't have the can of air use unwaxed dental floss but make sure to write down the setting it was on before cleaning.
& also under the needle plate area in case there is loose threads or lint & also the bobbin area

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I can't seem to find the correct bobbin tension for any projects.


Hello

What did you do differently to gather? Did you change the upper or bobbin tension? If you changed the upper tension, set it back to 4. If you changed the bobbin tension (don't!), set the upper tension to 4 and fiddle with the bobbin tension screw (1/8 of a turn at a time, no more!) until you've got balanced tensions again.

Cure is usually take ALL the thread off of/out of the machine, give it a good cleaning (vacuum and brush only, no compressed air), oil if it is required, a new needle right way around, and then carefully rethread, following each step in the manual, and making sure you thread the top with the presser foot raised (which opens the upper tension and allows the thread to enter it.) Don't forget to put the presser foot down to sew, and hold on to the thread ends for the first couple of stitches in a seam.

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I have a singer 5062 that was given to me and I am not sure how to thread it. Also I would like to download a manual if possible. My top stitch looks good but the bottom thread keeps looping up and looks...


Go to http://www.singerco.com/accessories/instruction-manuals and enter 5062 into the search field. You can download your manual for free in Adobe Reader format. That should have instructions on how to thread.

It also sounds like your tension needs to be adjusted. Let me give you instructions for adjusting the tension on anysewing machine. Be sure to have a scrap piece of the fabric you are using andthread the top of the machine with a different color of thread than thebobbin-it'll make it easier to see what's going on. Thread your machine with the presser foot UP. The disks that control the tension (threadgoes through them) are tightened up if the foot is down. Change the machine tension with the presser foot DOWN.Because the disks won't be engaged (see above) if the foot is up, the diskswon't move. Start at the middle setting, 3. Go up to tighten, decrease toloosen. Each machine is different, even 2 different machines of the same model.The best thing to do is start at 3 and use a different color in the top andbobbin thread so you can easily see what changes to the tension do to yourstitches. Now use a straight stitch a sew 3 or so inches. Take a lookat the top and bottom of the fabric. You don't want to see any (or at least notmuch) of the other color showing from the other side. Loops on the bottom of the fabric means you need to tighten(increase) your top tension. If you're stitches on the bottom are causingpuckering, then you need to loosen you're top tension. For the most part, youreally don't want to touch your bobbin tension-leave that to a repairtechnician. The factory setting shouldn't be touched except by someone whoreally knows what they're doing. Keep sewing a few inches at a time until you have the resultsyou want. Now you're tension is where you need it!

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I am having trouble with the tension on my machine. The material is very thin and I cannot get the correct tension.


Let me give you a basic lesson in tension setting that works on any machine. Work with a section of scrap from the material you're using that's a few inches long and at least a couple of inches wide so you have something to work with. I strongly suggest you thread the top of the machine with a different color thread than the bobbin so it's easy to see what needs to be done-this'll become clearer in the instructions that follow.

Thread your machine with the presser foot UP. The disks that control the tension (threadgoes through them) are tightened up if the foot is down. Change the machine tension with the presser foot DOWN.Because the disks won't be engaged (see above) if the foot is up, the diskswon't move. Start at the middle setting, 3. Go up to tighten, decrease toloosen. Each machine is different, even 2 different machines of the same model.The best thing to do is start at 3 and use a different color in the top andbobbin thread so you can easily see what changes to the tension do to yourstitches. Now use a straight stitch a sew 3 or so inches. Take a lookat the top and bottom of the fabric. You don't want to see any (or at least notmuch) of the other color showing from the other side. Loops on the bottom of the fabric means you need to tighten(increase) your top tension. If you're stitches on the bottom are causingpuckering, then you need to loosen you're top tension. For the most part, youreally don't want to touch your bobbin tension-leave that to a repairtechnician. The factory setting shouldn't be touched except by someone whoreally knows what they're doing. Keep sewing a few inches at a time until you have the resultsyou want. Now you're tension is where you need it!

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If You have a drop in bobbin you will have to remove the hook and adjust the tension, however try adjusting the top tension before you remove the hook.

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