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Husqvarna optima 120 tension wont set. how to fix it.

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SOURCE: husqvarna optima 620 feed dog won't stay raised

If you have switched to "UP" position and turned handwheel one full revolution with no result it may be that
1. There is lint under the needleplate preventing it from rising fully....clean it out !!
2. There is damage to the linkage and will need to go in for visual appraisal by technician....ask for a quote on repair before they do anything.

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Husqvarna designer se / bottom tension loose


If the bobbin thread is simply laying on the surface of the fabric, you need to increase the top tension. The tension is correct when the bobbin and top threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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How to change under tension on Husqvarna optima 190 selectronic


The bobbin has a tiny screw on the side that is the tension setting. Turn it a slight 1/8 turn and test (a small turn makes a big adjustment). Be sure to mark the original setting of the screw before making any adjustments so you can back out the adjustments if it's not working.

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How do I turn off thread portioning on Husqvarna Ruby De Luxe. I don't want to adjust the settings but need to turn this off. Thank you


FWIW, I was unable to find any information for turning off the thread portioning function. Unfortunately, this appears to be the thread tensioning system, so disabling the thread portioning would be disabling the thread tensioning--something that is critical to sewing. It appears this model may have some issues and perhaps this one is particular to your machine. It may be best to take it for service.

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I have a Husqvarna Optima 120 The needles are being bent forward at the bottom. They start hitting the metal foot/feed dog and snapping. What does the knob on the far left end of the machine do?


First, check that you are installing the needle correctly. The needle has a flat part and it is important that the flat part be installed facing the correct direction. Inserting it incorrectly will offset the needle position and cause the needle to strike. (Be Careful--flying broken needles can be dangerous--for you and your machine! Wear eye protection.)

If the needle is hitting the presser foot, you might try a different foot. The one you are currently using could be damaged or may not be made for your machine.

If you are sewing thick materials, be sure you are using a heavier needle made for leather or denim. The heavier needle is less likely to bend as it pierces the fabric. (Likewise, you will probably want to use a heavier thread as well.)

Also, be sure that you are NOT pulling or pushing the fabric through the machine. That will frequently cause the needle to bend and strike.

The knob on the left may be the presser foot pressure adjustment. It is adjusted to increase or decrease the presser foot pressure on the feed dogs in order to better feed heavier- or lighter-weight fabrics through the machine.

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Would like to get a owners manual for my husqvarna 190 selectronic sewing machine. I am having trouble with upper tension and need to make sure I am threading it properly, any suggestions


Here's an ebay that has one for $ 15.00. There are others.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Viking-Husqvarna-Sewing-Machine-Operation-Manual-Optima-190-180-150-/191517822256?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c975a0d30

Generic threading:
START TO THREAD WITH PRESSURE FOOT UP. AS YOU THREAD GIVE LITTLE PULLS TO INSURE THERE ARE NO SNAGS.
1. Go from right to left.
2. As you feed you will come to the tension. Make sure it is fed through the tension disc or it won't work.
3. Feed through the take up lever.
4. Feed through the final holes to the needle. Final little pull to check for snags.
5. Put pressure foot down and give little tug. It should have some resistance, but not excessive. Usually four on the tension control is a good starting point.
6. Check your bobbin for pressure. Pull out the bobbin case and let it hang from your finger with the bobbin inserted. While you bob it back and forth it should extend one inch. Adjust the tension as you need to. Put one drop on the little ring under the case. (It looks like a race track).
7. As you use the machine you may have to adjust the upper tension as you need.

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I have a Husqvarna Viking 100. How do I adjust the bobbin tension?


U do not recomend that you adjust the bobin tension, what do you have the top tension set at? It should be between 3 and 4, have you put in a new needle? Also, check to make sure the thread is 'seated' right between the tension disc, if you stil have a problem then your machine is out of time.

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Husqvarna Optima


If still an issue, suggest you visit an authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer for assistance. They are usually eager to help. You can locate a dealer near you by visiting the husqvarna viking website and clicking on the Dealer link on the left-hand side of the page - http://www.husqvarnaviking.com

Good luck.

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