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Brother entrepreneur pro 1000 reset thread tensions to factory defaults

I changed all upper thread tensions and don't know how to get them back to the factory defaults . Don't ask what possessed me to do that but I did. Now I am having a very bad time trying to get my tension back to normal. I have tried adjusting many times and embroidered the thread tension design but cannot get it back to normal. Is there a factory default setting somewhere I can reset to and adjust where and when from there?

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Try ignoring the factor default tension setting and try the simple method of pulling the thread through the tension plates
just before threading the needle, pull on the thread and there should be a resistance to pulling the thread
now adjust the tension up or down to get the two threads to meet at the center of the materials

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Remove the bobbin and reinsert it so that it turns counter clockwise when you pull on the thread.

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Try changing threads. If you're not using embroidery thread specifically, the "treatments" they use on different threads can really cause problems.

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Try making the material tighter in the hoop and check your bobbin to be sure it's a L (look at your instruction will show you which bobbin works and which does not. I say this because you have a tension problem...dont we all, Ha Ha!

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If you are adjusting the upper tension on your machine and yet there is no difference to the sewing, it seems to me that maybe your upper thread is not in the tension disks correctly. Re-thread taking care to make sure the threads bed down into the tension disks. I pull off about 2 foot of thread from the spool and put my right-hand finger on the thread very close to the spool (the idea is to hold it down so it doesn't move) then use my left hand to take the thread through the thread run. Once I get close to the needle, I tug the thread a little and you can hear/feel it go into the tension disk.

Sometimes it looks like the top thread is the problem, but in fact it is the bobbin which is at fault. Re-insert your bobbin again taking care to click it into its tension slot. If you are still getting bad results, try loosening off the bobbin tension. Use a tiny screwdriver to turn the tension screw (the one just on the outside of the tension slot). Turn it no more than 1/5th of a circle at a time (to the right to tighten, to the left to loosen) then put bobbin back in and test. You should not need to adjust it more than two or at most three times. If you do, something is seriously wrong with your machine's tensions and it needs to see the Sewing Machine Doctor.

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Try a different stitching. Then if it works with a different stitch, then switch back to the stitch that you were using.

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That is called thread nesting or bird nesting. Usually it is because it is threaded incorrectly (sometimes the thread jumps out of a thread guide or the take-up lever), the upper thread is not seated in the tension disk, or the upper tension is incorrect.

First thing, install a brand new needle.
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I don't have a manual what are the tension for this machine

Difficult to address without knowing the make & model.

However, generally speaking, the standard factory setting for the upper tension is the midway point between the high & low numbers.

Bobbin tension is set at the factory and is tricky to reset by a novice. For the most part, it is recommended that the tension skrew setting on the bobbin case be marked with a permanent marker before any changes are made. That gives a reference point so that if it needs to be returned to the original setting, it is easier to do so. Make only 1/8 turns at a time and retest.

The correct tension is when the upper and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

Keep in mind that the needle, thread, and fabric all impact tension. Before beginning a new project, test the tension first on a scrap of the fabric and get it set where you want it before sewing the project. That being said, tension (mostly upper thread) is static so it is important to get familiar with adjusting it to fit your project. One tension setting will usually not work for every project.


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How do you adjust the bobbin tension?

Factory standard tension for upper thread is the midway point between the high and low number. However, that tension dial is meant to be used for tweaking tension. Generally, tweaking is required whenever the type of fabric, needle, or thread are changed, ie thicker fabric like denim should have a different upper tension setting than fine chiffon. To be successful with tension settings, one must become comfortable adjusting the upper tension.

NOTE: Accurate tension is achieved when the upper thread and bobbin thread meet in the middle of the fabric.
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How do you adjust or set the tensions

Make sure you raise the presser foot BEFORE threading the upper thread so it will seat properly in the tension disk.

The factory standard tension setting is the halfway point between the low & high numbers. Be sure you are using needle & thread that are compatible with each other and the fabric you are sewing.
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Test your stitch on the fabric you are sewing. If the upper thread is showing on the bottom of the fabric, the upper tension is too loose. If the bobbin thread is showing on the top of the fabric, the upper tension is too tight.

Ideal tension is when both upper and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric. The tension will need adjusting anytime you change fabric weight, needle size, and thread weight.


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Needle goes down but don't pick up the bobbin thread. It come up and tell me that my upper or lower thread is cut.

try changing the needle
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I agree with you to take it back & buy another brand

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Top thread don't look right when i pull it it comes out

try changing the needle
try rethread the top thread
use every thread guide
use the right thread & needle for the fabric
adjust the top thread tension just a little forward, if that doesn't help
(write down where the top tension was before you moved it)
if adjusting the top thread tension doesn't help put the tension back
where it was
clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin are for lint
here is a link for a free manual

it's also possible that the machine could be slightly out of time
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I can't seem to find the correct bobbin tension for any projects.


What did you do differently to gather? Did you change the upper or bobbin tension? If you changed the upper tension, set it back to 4. If you changed the bobbin tension (don't!), set the upper tension to 4 and fiddle with the bobbin tension screw (1/8 of a turn at a time, no more!) until you've got balanced tensions again.

Cure is usually take ALL the thread off of/out of the machine, give it a good cleaning (vacuum and brush only, no compressed air), oil if it is required, a new needle right way around, and then carefully rethread, following each step in the manual, and making sure you thread the top with the presser foot raised (which opens the upper tension and allows the thread to enter it.) Don't forget to put the presser foot down to sew, and hold on to the thread ends for the first couple of stitches in a seam.

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Also, check that the bobbin case is fully inserted into the rotary hook in the correct position, bobbin is in and rotating the right way and thread is into the tension spring fully.

If you have the manual pull it out, and carefully check the threading up instructions and follow on your machine - it is probably one of these things causing the jamming.

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