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Euro-pro 464xc bottom tension loose

I can't seem to get the tension right in this machine...there doesn't seem to be a way to adjust the bobbin tension. Top stitching is fine but the bottom is loose.

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  • Carol Crix Aug 11, 2013

    Mine has the same faught.

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Welcome to FixYa!

Loose bottom stitches come from the top, not the bottom. Seems weird, but that's the way sewing machines work.

The dial tension should be set at the mid range and make absolutely sure that you have the machine threaded correctly. Both things will cause a sloppy bottom stitch.

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Posted on Feb 01, 2009

  • Roy Pickett Dec 28, 2013

    thanks, will check threading again.

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