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Howto adjust bottom thread tension

Upper tension is ok. Bottom tension is to loose

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SOURCE: thread on bottom, bobbin thread loose

Sounds as though you've misthreaded the upper tension. The best way to verify this would be to thread your machine, lower the presser foot on to the material. Now try pulling the thread through the needle. (Assuming your upper tension dial is set to a number greater than one). You should feel resistance. Should you not feel resistance, rethread your upper tension.

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Singer Simple bottom thread is loose

hi there
raise pressure foot up thread making sure thread passes between thread guide this should solve problem never alter bobbin tension,
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Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: loose stitches on bottom

FYI.. Loops on the bottom, problem is on the top..
Loops on the top, broblem is with the bobbin.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Singer Sewing Machine 5817C, the thread

Make sure that there is tension on the thread when you have passed it through the tension unit, by making sure the presser foot is down, and then gently pulling the thread to feel tension. If there is no tension, as seems to be the case, check the tension discs inside the unit to make sure that there is no debris stopping them from closing.

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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SOURCE: how do i adjust the bobbin thread tension?

Refer to page 15 of the manual - http://www.singerco.com/accessories/manuals.html

Before changing the tension settings, be sure to thead the machine with the presser foot up as this also has a tremendous effect on the tension and formation of the stitch.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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The tension on my machine is off.I don't know which thread to adjust.bobbin or top thread. on fabric top stitch seems ok,bottom stitch bunches up and is loose.How do I readjust the tensions?


If the thread problem appears under the fabric, it is a top thread issue.

If the thread problem appears on the top of the fabric, the bobbin thread is the issue.

Perhaps the upper thread is not seated completely in the tension disk. Remove the upper thread from the machine, ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot, then rethread from the beginning. Make sure the thread path is correct. Test your stitch.

If the thread is still looping under the fabric, the upper tension is too loose. Set the upper tension to the midway point. Test and adjust the tension until it is where you want it. Preferred tension is when both threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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Oct 29, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Why does the bottom tread come out loose and loopy


First, check the stitching to verify that it is in fact the bobbin thread that is loose & loopy. Usually, loopy thread under the fabric is the upper thread--which, if that is the case, is an indication it is either threaded incorrectly or the upper tension is too loose.

Make sure you are using a brand-new needle.
Always RAISE the presser foot and then thread the upper thread making sure that every guide and the correct path is followed.

Set the upper tension to the midway point between high & low number and re-test the stitching. Re-adjust as needed. The tension is correct when both upper and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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If it is in fact the bobbin thread causing looping, it could be that the bobbin case is not threaded properly or the tension is way off.

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Can't get tension adjusted. Top loose, botton thread comes up over top fabric


bottom thread is loose, tighten the tensioner in the bobbin, (you might have to loosen the top to balance.) make sure thread was properly routed.


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Oct 13, 2015 | Brother Sewing Machines

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I can not get the tension right - the manual is not helpful at all - please help?


Be sure to RAISE the presser foot BEFORE threading the upper tension. This releases the tension disks so the thread will seat properly.

Start out with the upper tension set at the mid-point. This is generally the factory setting. Then test and adjust. If the thread shows loops under the fabric, the upper tension is too loose. If the bobbin thread is showing on the top of the fabric, the upper tension is too tight. Test and adjust until the top and bottom threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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Sep 17, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Hi. The upper tension is too loose (even tho it looks ok). If the upper thread is too loose, it can't pull the bobbin thread up to properly form the stitch and you get those messy 'birds nest' on the bottom side of the fabric. I posted a Tip on Adjusting Tension--read that and adjust your upper tension.

Thanks!

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Thread tension won't adjust properly. Top thread is ok, bottom ,


I could be as simple as threading the machine with the presser foot up.

When the foot is up, the tension opens and accepts the thread. Foot down and thread cannot enter as it should.

Out of control upper thread can look like a bobbin tension problem.

May 19, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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Bottom threads are uneven and loopy and loose. Tension adjustments have not solved.


Loops and tangles on the bottom are almost always caused by incorrect UPPER threading, or by the UPPER thread tension being too low. Re-thread the upper area, turn the upper tension to 5 and try again.

If that fails, you might need to have it looked at by a pro.

Feb 10, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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Pfaff varimatic 6091 sew a rag quilt with jean and flannel,I can't get my tension right it seems to be funny on the bottom stitch,where shoulf the top tension be set at 4 1/2 ,when do I adjust the bobbin...


Hi! The bobbin tension rarely needs to be adjusted. First, make sure you're using the appropriate size needle and thread for your fabric (I'd probably use either a 'denim' needle or a universal size 14) and also that the upper thread and bobbin are threaded absolutely correctly. These can throw off the tension! Also, take the time to clean out the bobbin area. That can throw your stitch off also.

If the stitch on the bottom is loose, so that you see the top threads, then the top tension is too loose. If the top stitch is too loose and you see the bobbin threads on top, then the top tension is too tight.

It helps to thread the machine with different color thread on top and in the bobbin, and then stitch an inch or so on the same type of fabric as you're using in your quilt. Check the stitch. If you need to adjust the top tension, make sure the pressure foot is down! Adjust a little, stitch a few inches, and check again. Repeat until you don't see any (or very little) bobbin thread on the top or top thread on the bottom.

If you go through all these steps, and the bobbin thread is still loose (and you've tightened up the top tension), then there is a tiny little screw on the side of the bobbin case that you can use to adjust the bobbin tension. Turn the screw just a little bit (less than a quarter turn), stitch, check, etc. Once the bobbin tension is set, you shouldn't ever have to change it.

Let me know if this helps, ok?

Happy sewing!




Feb 10, 2010 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

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BOTTOM THREAD KNOTTING UP


Check that it is threaded correctly (both top and bottom) making sure that the upper thread is in the takeup lever. Watch the needle as you slowly turn the handwheel counter clockwise (toward you) and the needle point touches the fabric (make sure presser foot is down). Is the thread still relatively taunt? If it is loose, the upper thread tension unit does not have enough tension. Check the areas where the thread goes and make sure you remove any loose threads or fluff which could be inhibiting the tension discs from closing over the thread. If the tension unit still is not tightening enough, the tension unit may need to be replaced or the circuit board replaced. If everything is ok in the upper thread area, now look at the bobbin area. With no fabric, watch as the needle enters the bobbin area. Does it go down and the upper thread catch the bobbin thread and pulls it to the surface? Check for anything preventing the bobbin thread from being pulled up to the surface through the needle plate. If you have still not been able to resolve the problem suggest you take it to an authorized husqvarna viking dealer for service. 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

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