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Replacing the upper tread tensioner

I am having problems with my empisal p

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Set the tension control at mid-range and raise the presser foot.

Make sure the thread is not caught on the spool cap or wrapped around the spool pin.

If the problem is not at the spool, and you still cannot get the thread though with the presser foot up - there may be an internal jam.

Open the tension (set at zero), and with the presser foot up, try to pull through a heavier thread - don't tug, you just want to "floss".

If you can't pull the thread though by hand, you will need to take the machine in for service.

If you try to open the enclosed threading area, you may not get everything back as it should be and it will still need to go into the shop.

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Juki DU-141 with a tread tension issue.

If you are putting too much fabric for the machine to sew this will happen. Does it sew any other fabrics? Some machines....even many commercial machines.........will not sew real heavy fabrics. Any thing over 1/3 of an inch and thats probably the case.

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Posted on Jan 18, 2011

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Here's a link to a pictorial guide on how to set up the tension on the thread. I wished that i could bring down the text and pictures here but It was too big to bring down. Hence, providing you a link.

http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diagrams/Threading_Pages/Necchi_Sewing_Machine_Threading/Necchi_3537_threading_Diagram.htm

Posted on Jan 24, 2011

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SOURCE: I have an husqvarna Viking mega quilter18x8 with the imperial frame. I am having problems with the tension and the tread keeps breakingms with. The tension and the tread keeps breaking. HELP!!

If the thread breaks at the needle and is feeding smoothly from the spool, you may have the tension too high. It is impossible to say what the setting should be because the knob rotates all the way around several times. Loosen it off until you see needle thread pull to the back of the quilt, then tighten until it just balances the interlocking of the stitch in the fabric. Test with little swirls, that's most likely to pull needle thread to back.Also, check that the needle is properly installed and that the hook to needle timing and clearance are good.Nesting of thread underneath usually happens if the foot lifter is left up or the tread is not fully in the disks of the tension unit.

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How to thread an empisal over locker ,DE-LUXE400


The manual should be helpful:
Empisal companion deluxe 400 user manual

It is always best to start out with brand new needles.

Before beginning to thread, be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot throughout the threading process. This releases the tension disks so the thread will seat properly.

Follow the thread order when threading or your machine will most likely never work properly. Usually, it would be the upper looper first, the lower looper next, and then the needles. However, your manual should clarify that. Also, when threading each, be sure to give each thread an extra little tug when it goes through the tension disk to make sure it seats correctly.

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My empisal designer 800 keeps knotting the under thread when i sew


Is it the bobbin thread or the upper thread that is knotting under the fabric. Usually, it is the upper thread, which means the problem is most often the upper thread.

Install a brand new needle.

Remove the thread. Use only good quality thread--NOT old thread or bargain bin varieties.

ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread the upper thread from the beginning. Verify that the thread path is correct.

Check that the bobbin is installed correctly and threaded accurately.

Set the upper tension to the midway point and test your machine.

If there are still issues, you may need to have it serviced.

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How to thread a Empisal overlocker.. model 760C


Perhaps the manual would help:

Empisal Overlocker 760C Empisal Sewing Machines

On most machines, it is important to ALWAYS raise the presser foot when threading the machine (although the instruction manual says to raise the presser foot only to pull the thread tail under it). Be sure to give the thread an extra little tug when going through the tension disk to seat it properly. Be sure to thread in the order as specified (Upper looper, Lower looper, Right needle, Left Needle). If the machine messes up, it is usually a best policy to remove all the thread and rethread from the beginning. Threading out of order will almost guarantee failure!!!

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How do I determine what tension to use?


Tension setting is trial and error. To learn choose two color threads same weight and manufacture. placing one in bobbin other top tread.

Set the lower tension to light. The lower tension has always been lower than the top.

Depending on needle size and material the upper needs to be set.

Use the images as a guide.


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I need help in good tension for rolled hem in empisal 606D overlocker


Your owner's manual should have instructions for rolled hem settings. My Bernina manual has a the following settings:
Medium weight fabric
80/12 Universal needle
3 cones serger thread
Upper looper 3-5
Lower looper 7-9
Left needle (no thread)
Right needle 3-5
Stitch length 1-1.5
Cutting width 2-3
Differential feed N

Can use woolly thread in the upper looper, but the tension may need to be loosened since the woolly nylon thread will stretch.


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It keeps braking the tread. I change needles and still break the tread.


Could be your tension is too tight. Try loosening the tension. Also, a different brand of thread may work better in your machine. Some machines just refuse to use certain brands of thread successfully. Also make sure the needle, thread, and fabric are compatible, ie is the thread too thick for the needle's eye?

Also, try rethreading your machine from the very beginning, BUT be sure to RAISE the presser foot when threading the upper thread. This allows the tension disks to release so the thread will seat properly. Consult your owner's manual to make sure you are threading everything in the proper order. There could also be gunk or lint stuck in the tension disks. You can dampen a piece of pearl cotton in rubbing alcohol, loosen the upper tension disk all the way, and then gently pull the pearl cotton down through the tension disk to remove whatever may not belong.

The tension should be correct when the upper thread and bobbin thread meet in the middle of the fabric. That being said, when you change fabric, you will probably need to readjust the tension for that project. Get comfortable adjusting the upper tension--it is part of successful sewing.

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My machine bunches tread on the bottom of the fabric when sewing. What am I doing wrong. This machine is new to me.


thread bunching under material is an indication that the needle thread is not at the correct tension
tighten up the tension setting until the result is where the both treads meet at the center of the materials being sewn
practice on pieces of scrap until you get it right

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I'm using Empisal Dressmaker 270D sewing machine. My problem is. When I sew the underneath cotton is loose


Usually, if the thread is bunching or looping under the fabric, the upper tension is too loose.. But if the bobbin thread is showing on the top of the fabric, the upper tension is too tight.

The tension is correct when both the upper and lower threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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