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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.

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Be sure you are using the correct bobbin for your machine. Even though it appears to fit the bobbin case, if it is the wrong bobbin, it could cause major headaches.

Try a different bobbin. Try different thread.

Also check that the bobbin thread is wound smoothly and turning the correct direction in the bobbin case. Make sure the thread is threaded through the bobbin tension properly.

AVOID old and inexpensive, bargain bin thread!

There could be a nick or burr somewhere that is catching the bobbin thread and breaking it.

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Looking at a pic of this model, there are two dials on it. One near the top, one much closer to the needle. I believe the tension dial is the one that's close to the needle.

I don't quite understand what the problem is with the stitches from your description, but first try the tension dial. Reset it to zero and then try each setting, one by one, to see what happens.

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you can go to www.sewing.about.com and check out Debbie's sewing machines 101 guide. She has images, diagrams and general threading up.

or your friend can purchase a manual from here http://ifixmachines.com/vmchk/Janome-Model-352/Janome-352-Sewing-Machine-Manual/ilvm_fly1_blue.tpl.html


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You could try http://sewing.about.com/od/sewingmachineindex/tp/operatingasewingmachine.htm, there is lots of good general information there which might be of help, most machines have similar functionality, ie a bobbbin goes into a rotary hook and there will be a tension spring on that thread. Top thread will also need to go through tension device, usually discs in the threading path from spool to needle.

There is usually a stitch length and stitch width dial/knob/digital selection and a stitch selector for different utility stitches such as blind hem, overcasting etc. If you just want a straight stitch, then stitch length would be 2.5 or 2.7 maybe for a heavy fabric.

You need to put in the correct sized needle for the fabric you at sewing too, http://sewing.about.com/od/sewingmachineindex/ig/Sewing-Machine-Needles/

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