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White 2999 The tension on the top is loose no matter the tension I dial it to.

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    talk2ginny May 11, 2010

    Hi - can you give me a few more details? How long have you had the machine? Does the machine have automatic tensions? What were you doing when the tension failed?

    I know this sounds silly, but sometimes all you need to do is rethread the machine - make sure your presser foot is in the raised position when you rethread.

    If you are still having the problem, please repost with details and I'll try to help.
    Thanks, Ginny

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It looks like you have no tension on the bottom thread. Make sure the bobbin thread is in the tension spring, and that there is no lint under the bobbin tension spring. You may just need to increase the bobbin tension, it is one of the two small screws on the tension spring itself (not the one on the end, the one in the middle).
Try an online repair tips site to see what this all means if you need to.

Good luck!

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