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I have kenmore model 1913 my tension assembly has not been holding thread were I set it. I went to take the dail knob off and next thing I know I have most of the parts on my cabinet would like to know if there is a assembly picture or what can I do

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SOURCE: About my needle thread tension know

If you contact you local Brother retailer and explain the problem and give your model number they ought to be able to order a replacement which you can install yourself, or, probably more prudent, ask them if they will do it and also check for any other associated "modifications" made by the little fellow.

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or.......There ought to be one similar in your home country


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Have a look at link it may helps
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Posted on Aug 09, 2008

Michaelle
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SOURCE: Birds nests under fabric and thread breaking.

My manual says the needle thread tension is too loose , OR the needle is to fine/heavy for the thread being used.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore Sewing Machine Drop-in Bobbin Tension Adjusting Problems

looped stitches are usually caused by improper tension. when the loop is on the upper side, it may be corrected by loosening the top tension or by tightening the lower tension (turn the tension screws on the bobbin a hair at a time)

since using the machine only a few times it is best to clean the machine from dust (can use a can of air) blow air into the bobbin area and between the tension disks and under the throat plate.

make sure the machine is threaded correctly and bobbin is evenly threaded

Posted on Aug 28, 2009

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SOURCE: The thread tension knob came off. I don't know in

The tension knob came off and I need instruction on the order in which it goes back together.

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I recently replaced the tension assembly on my Kenmore 15516000 and now I either don't have any tension and the top thread balls up in the bobbin or I have too much tension and breaks the thread. Wha


YOUR TENSION CONTROL HAS TO BE PLACED BACK TOGETHER SO THE THREAD CAN GO BETWEEN THE TWO SAUCER SHAPED METAL BRACKETS. WHEN THE PRESSER FOOT IS DOWN THE TENSION SHOULD BE APPLIED TO THE THREAD. IF THE PRESSER FOOT IS UP THE TENSION SHOULD ALLOW THE THREAD TO FLOW WITHOUT DIFFICULTY WHEN YOU PULL ON IT. THAT IS WHY THE MACHINE SHOULD BE THREADED WHILE THE PRESSER FOOT IS UP. THEN YOU CAN BE MORE ABLE TO PICK UP WHEN THERE ARE HANG UPS. TAKE YOUR TIME. IT IS AN ITEM THAT CAN BE VERY FRUSTRATING!

Jan 28, 2015 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Upper tension won't adjust


You can try "flossing" the tension with a piece of unwaxed dental floss, a dollar bill, or a piece of fabric to try to clean anything that is trapped between the tension discs loose. Be sure the pressure foot it up and the tension knob turned to "0" before trying this. Then dial back the tension to your normal setting and try re-threading your machine. If this doesn't work and you know how to remove and reinstall your tension assembly, that could be the next step. The tension discs do wear out over time, but sometimes it is just some lint that needs to be cleaned out.

Chris

Mar 26, 2014 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Where to get a top thread tension control part for model 1595281?


If the rod broke you are a goner. Time for a new machine. A photo would help.

Jan 30, 2014 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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I have Kenmore model 38512102990. I'm having trouble with the thread bunching up when I changed the bobbin, and then the thread gets all twisted up around the bobbin and I can't sew.


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You are probably threading the machine incorrectly. Re-thread the machine very carefully as per your instruction manual.

If the problrm persists then You have a thread tension adjustment problem here

There is a tension adjustment knob this is usually located at a point in the thread's travel approximately half way down the sewing machine's head and the point where the thread is looped into a "tension spring"

It is at that point that you need to do your adjustment,tighten it slightly and make a pass of some trash cloth through the machine,if the thread's knotting up has improved adjust a little more test again until the proper tension is set

It should be fairly evident once you start this process if the tension needs to be slightly tighter or slightly looser you may even have to "tweak" this setting slightly once you have the actual project material into it's run because the type of material and the thickness of the needle's pass will have a lot to do with the necessary tension setting.The thread should "lock" at the back side of the material passing thru the machine to have the proper tension setting

Jul 23, 2011 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Singer 2517c -I need Threading instructions please. Also the top thread is loose -how do I fix that


Lift the needle to the highest point by turning the handwheel. Lift the pressure foot to release the tension on the system. Place the spool on the spool pin and put the spool cap on to hold the spool firmly.

Next bring the thread to the thread guide and snap it into the guide. Then slide the thread under the guide and through the slot (use one hand). Next lead the thread down on the right of the tension knob and up on the left. This puts the thread in the tension discs. Next slip the thread into the take up lever. (Bring the thread to the top of the lever and back towards the machine. Then slide the thread into the slot on the take up lever and then back towards you.

Next lead the thread through the next pair of guides. One is on the machine below the take up lever; the other is attached to the needle holder.

Finally thread the needles from front to back.

First check if there is a slight drag on the upper thread when you pull it through the machine (pulling it under the foot of the machine). Move the tension knob to the right to increase the tension. When you stitch a test piece, your top thread is visible on the bottom of your sewing thread, rotate the tension knob to the right by half a turn (get the dot closer to a higher number).

If there is no change in the tension as you turn the knob, take the machine for service. The springs in the tension system may need to be replaced.

The manual is available from Singer here: http://www.singerco.com/accessories/manuals.html . Enter only the 2517 model (leave off the c). A pdf is available for free; there is also an option to order a hard copy. A picture of the threading route is on page 28 of the pdf (page 26 as the manual is numbered).

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

May 12, 2011 | Singer 2517 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Hi! i was just gifted w/ a kenmore sewing machine model # 12121 i havent even plugged it in yet. I noticed that the top thread tension control knob has fallen off. it appears to have all its pieces, but i...


Open the left end door that accesses the light. On the edge of the casting by the tension control, you'll see a set screw tapped into the hole that the upper tension control fits into. That set screw locks the tension unit into the casing. If the upper tension unit is in peices, you'll need a diagram to re-assemble it correctly. If you don't assemble it correctly, it will NOT work right.

Jan 03, 2011 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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I do not know how to adjust the tension on my singer sewing machine model # 2517C. please assist.


it should be right in front on the left of the machine small round knob or dail... going from 0123or 0-1-2-3 what is your problem not sewing good on top of material or bottom of material.... take out bobbin put back in change needle... re-thread the machine... sometimes it isnt the tension but just a odd thread in the bobbin case or too much lint from the fabric.... do you use it alot.... hope this helps...

Oct 26, 2010 | Singer 2517 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Instructions for theading a Sears Kenmore Sewing machine model 158.14000


all machines thread the same. TTN tension,take up, needle.
Beginning with the spool, guide the thread through the thread guides to the tension assembly. Pull the thread through the tension assembly and test it to make sure the tension is working correctly.
(To do this test,adjust your tension setting to normal or medium or 5 or something in the middle. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through the tension. It should pull easily!! Lower the presser foot and pull the thread. It should pull noticeably harder.) If it passes this test, continue up through the take up lever,then down through the thread guides to the needle. Make sure your needle is fully inserted and turned the correct way.( If you load your bobbin case from the left side,the needle rule is normally FLAT to the RIGHT is RIGHT. There are some exceptions. If you have a newer style drop in bobbin or your bobbin case loads in the front then the rule is FLAT to the BACK.

To wind the bobbin, guide the thread around the thread guide on
the left top of your machine, then to the bobbin winder. Wind the thread around the bobbin several times, place the bobbin on top of the bobbin winder, push it against the wheel and press the foot pedal. It should stop winding when the bobbin is full or you take your foot off the control

Sewman7

Jun 05, 2008 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Thread tension dial


Hi , the two washer are assemble the curve should be back each other , first put a piece of thin tosser like a small nail put spacer can struck the tosser ,put washer back to back cone retainer next spring next cover with number indicating tensioner of thread next the knob.Put the tread between two cuve for enough tension.

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