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I have a brother xl 5130 sewing machine. as im stictching, the front side stictches properly but in the back side the stiching is loose,

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There is a small screw on the bobbin holder. Tighten it SLIGHTLY. This will increase the bobbin tension.

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

  • gaynor polson Sep 19, 2013

    Very helpful although I didn't need to tighten it, I needed to loosen it slightly. Thank u


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Hi i have a brother model vx890 the top stitch seems to be fine but the one under is a complete mess can you please tell me what the tension should be so it doesnt do that

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