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Tension dial not correcting tension problems

My thread tension on my Bernina activa 220 is not working properly and the tension dials does not fix the problem. can you help?

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Look to see if the 'check spring" is still there, and not broken.
If the tesion nob can be truned without any feeling of tension, then maybe the screw that attaches the 'tension housing' to the stem has loosen or broken.

Posted on May 10, 2009

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