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Brother super ace 2 how do i get the right tension on the top - its far too tight

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SOURCE: I can't get my neetle tensions tight enough on my brother overlock machine

First thing is to make sure there is no lint etc caught in the tension unit, even a small amount can reduce tension considerably.

If that doesn't solve the problem, we need you to give more detail of the machine, as there are a couple of different tension units which require different methods, 'over the top' or 'around a knob' ........which of these two is most like your machine ?

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Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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SOURCE: bottom tension to tight

There's hardly any way to significantly adjust the bottom, or bobbin tension. There's just a small, flat spring attached to the side of the bobbin case, under which the thread runs. There's adjustment there. You need to adjust the top thread tension via the small thumbscrew that's against the plates on the top thread tension discs. Increase or decrease tension there until top and bottom threads are equally centered between layers of material.
You can adjust presser foot tension with the knurled nut at the top of the machine. I never had the kind of problem you mention though. I set my machine at about 6 stitches per inch or a little more (max is 5, recommended), and presser foot tension is only heavy enough to pull a single layer of material through.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

SOURCE: My brother sewing machine is new and I've checked

Yes. Open the bobbin and u will see a screw pressing down a metal sheet, which is actually a spring.
This is meant for adjusting the top tension. Loosen this screw by quarter or half a turn and see if it is giving the desired result. You may have to try a few settings before you arrive at the even top and bottom tensions when your thread tension adjustment scale is midway position.

Please note that you adjust the thread tension on the machine to adjust the bottom tension(not the top) .
Please let me know if this solved the problem.

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

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SOURCE: suddenly, the tension is not right. have tried

there should be a dial on the front with numbers on it normal tension would be a 3 on the dial for light or medium fabric like cottons or light denim. Also the top of the machine on the left over the needle should have a round post that is spring loaded it affects tension to the feed dog if you push it down the tension will be tight, release it some by the small circular piece around the post and it will loosen

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I adjust tension top thread too tight bottom

The bottom tension is too loose. If your bobbin is in a case there is a little screw on the side that will tighten the plates and increase the tension. Test your thread coming out of the case as you slowly make adjustments to the screw. A slight bit of resistance is what you want. If your sewing still puckers you may have to loosen the tension on the top. Sew on a scrap and go toward the smaller numbers to loosen the top tension until the stitches meet between the two layers of fabric.

Posted on Dec 21, 2009

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SOURCE: SENSOR KEYPAD SHEWING MASHINE BROTHER

Had the same problem here. Took it apart and found that several tracks in the ribbon cable from the keypad to the circuit board on which the LCD display is mounted were broken hence keypad needs to be replaced. Its part number is XA4331002 and available online from Sewing World. Have just finished fitting the replacement and keypad and sewing machine are working A1 OK.

Posted on Nov 01, 2011

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Good day!

please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
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