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O cannot quite get my tension right.

I borrowed this machine from a friend of mine.He does not have the manual for it.I am trying to get the tension just right.Cam you help?

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Adjust the dial below upper tension unit (where you thread the top thread) to increase/decrease tension as needed. You might also want to check for loose threads or fluff in the tension area keeping the discs from closing correctly. Good luck.

Posted on Feb 13, 2010

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