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Help with threading info for a Singer 5040c

I am out of town and did not bring my manual and my singer has started messing up. It was doing well on the zig zag stich, but I have changed the thread several times and I don't know if I have missed something. It is loose on the bottom and tight on top. And I have several things to finish before I go home, so would appreciate any help.
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Shana Cree
5040c Singer, 621b Tennese, USA

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    Been sewing away on my Singer 5040c and all of a sudden the bottom thread is looping up all over and the tension is not right. When I adjust the tension knob, nothing happens! Help, why is the bottom thread all messed up? I made sure I threaded it correctly...????

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I have the same problem. Driving me nuts. The tension dial is broken, as far as I can tell. Just craps out from time to time. Sometimes turning it on and off helps. I personally think it's a problem with the electronic controls.

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