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Tension trouble the tension is loose and i cant get it to tighten up.

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Hi. I just bought this machine and I am having trouble with my bottom stiches. I have tried every remedie but the stiches is too loose

Read this hope it helps

May 19, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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TIming Consew 210

I am not sure about this particular machine but in most machines there will be a nob on the front loose low numbers like 0 1 -2 work well on number 3. If the nob is not on the front check and see if it is on the side.

Aug 27, 2008 | Consew Sewing Machines

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Having trouble with tension loose threads on back of material

Your upper thread tension is too loose. Tighten it a little and test. (Righty-tighty, Lefty-loosey.) When the upper thread and bobbin thread meet in the middle of your fabric, the tension is correct.


Aug 23, 2015 | Singer 2250 Portable Sewing Machine

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My tension is too loose, have tried adjusting the dial and still cant tighten it. have a brother fashion faces machine lx 3125. it is relatively new three or four years old not much use

Check the upper tension discs for lint: Raise the presser foot to open up the discs and blow or 'floss' between them. Any lint or thread in there will prevent them from giving the proper tension.
Good luck!

Feb 25, 2015 | Brother Compact Sewing Machine Fashion...

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Bobbin tension too loose

You don't give us the make and model of your machine.... so it's hard to give you decent specific advice. Secondly your question isn't making sense. If you are getting loops on the bottom your top tension isn't right(too loose) if your loops are on top your top tension isn't right.(too tight) The only time you would mess with bobbin tension is when you change thread weights significantly. Like from 40 weight to 92 weight or visa versa.

Look at your bobbin case, bobbin carrier, shuttle/carrier..... there is a spring (it's a flat piece of metal) on the spring is a small screw. Use a small screw driver and tighten the spring 1/4 turn. Loosen your top tension a couple turns. (remember right to tight, left to loose)

Mar 19, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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The top stitch is perfect but underneath the material there are many loops. I am assuming this is from the bobbin. How do I correct this?

no, more likely your top tension is too loose causing the loops on the underside of your fabric, loops on top would be bobbin too loose. raise presser foot and rethread top thdead pulling thread into tension fully. set top tension dial to 5 and test sew. if still looping underneath try tightening top tension by turning dial up to 6. but usually top tension should only need minor adjustment tweeks. you can test top tension by lowering pressure foot to engage tension and holding thread just above needle thread guide, pulling thread downwards . there should be resistence on it to your pull. if you cant feel any then tension device may be faulty, and require service.

Jun 25, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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I am experiencing tension issues. Same fabric and thread, worked with the first spooling of the bobbin. Re-spooled the bobbin and now the tension is all messed up. Cannot tighten, and it's gathering...

Good day!

please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
This could be trouble;================Do this;
1.Top tension to tight================loosen tension 1 turn
2.Machine improperly threaded=========check threading
3.Thread twisted on guide post========"
4.Thread twisted out of tension======="
5.Take up spring bent or broken=======Check action of spring
6.Thread jumped off pull off finger===Check threading
7.Needle bent or burred===============new needle
8.Bad cone of thread==================try another cone
1.Bobbin tensionspring to tight=======Loosen tension slightly
2.Bobbin threaded wrong===============check threading
3.Bobbin wound to tight or uneven=====try new bobbin
4.lint or thread on bobbin case=======clean inside case
5.Lint or thread inside hook==========clean inside hook
6.Bobbin case nicked bent or burred===check/change case
1.Needle bent or burred===============change
2.Needle set in crooked===============Check
3.Thread jumped off take up spring====check threading
4.Thread jumped off pull off finger===check threading
1.Forming loops on top of cloth=======Tighten bobbin tension
======================================or loosen top tension.
2.forming loops on bottom of cloth====Tighten top tension
3.Bobbin placed in case incorrectly===remove and replace
4.Bobbin thread slipped from under====check threading of
tension===============================bobbin case
5.Lint or thread in top tension=======clean between tension discs

Thank you and good luck.

Jun 07, 2011 | Brother CS-6000

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If the top stitch is loose, then you need to tighten the bobbin tension: if the bottom stitch is loose, tighten the top tension. Hope this helps. It could also be the size needle and thread you are using for a particular fabric. Different fabrics require different notions.

Mar 13, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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