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I need to set my needle tension,but bought my sewing machine at a yard sale with no manual. What should my tension setting be for a VX808?

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    Oh TY!!! Ya Fixed it!!! I've been sewing up a storm since. & Even found out I was threading it wrong! All this time! Good Grief! But Thank You so much!

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    Where can I find a manual for a VX808 Brother sewing machine?


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This is a link to a threading guide for your model Brother....
Locate the tension unit and set it at around 4 or 5 for most purposes.
If you "floss" between the tension plates with a piece of clean cloth you will remove any lint buit up......also give the bobbin area a good clean out with de-natured or methylated spirit moistened cloth.
If it isn't clean where the threads lie and travel, it won't work to it's optimum.

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