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I cannot adjust my tension. Have had this machine for over 20 yrs & no problems. I have tried different needles, different thread, re threading several times, tried adjusting bobbin case &

I cannot adjust my tension. Have had this machine for over 20 yrs & no problems. I have tried different needles, different thread, re threading several times, tried adjusting bobbin case & top tension. HELP

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Try this suggestions
take the thread out of the needle, now hold the needle thread in
your right hand,, with your left hand hold the thread above where it
goes into the top tension guide and floss the tension guide,,like you
would your teeth, and see if that stops the what's called bird nest on
the bottom of the fabric.
also clean under the needle plate and in the bobbin area for lint
make sure the needle is inserted correctly
make sure the bobbin is turned the right way in the bobbin case.
if it doesn't help,,then the machine needs to be taken to a sewing
machine repair shop for service.

Posted on Apr 18, 2013

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Sounds like "thread nesting" also called "bird nesting." Usually, it is a result of incorrect threading, incorrect tension, or the thread not being properly seated in the tension disk.

Remove the thread.
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Second thing: remove all the thread from the machine. RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning making sure that it is threaded correctly through every thread guide (consult the owner's manual). And verify that the bobbin is loaded and threaded in the bobbincase properly.

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