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Ls1217 Brother I have had this machine for about five years. I let someone borrow it for a year and now it seems to have a stitching malfunction. The stitches seem to be loose on one side with small "knots" and on the other side it appears to be very loose and uneven. I try all different tension levels and stitch sizes. It is all the same. I know that it is threaded properly and the bobbin is loaded correctly. It has never given me this much of a problem. Could it be the foot or perhaps needs oil? Or does it sound like it is dying! Please help!!!

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It sounds like you may have uneven tension between the bobbin thread and the upper thread. You can adjust the tension via a screw on the bobbin case. Turn it clockwise to tighten the bobbin thread tension and counter clockwise to reduce it. It's also worth remembering to check the tension on the presser foot for the material you are using. Check also that the shuttle race is clear of lint etc. Hope this helps

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