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Tension adjustment Can you adjust the tension. It seems stiff and hurt my knees.

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How do you adjust everything in the bobbin casing is there seems to be a lot of adjustments and I'm clueless


Why are you wanting to adjust the bobbin mechanics? What is your machine doing or not doing that you think it should? Usually, tension adjustments are made on the top tension. Bobbin tension adjustments are seldom adjusted unless the top tension does not address the issue.

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Nov 16, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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How to adjust the bobbin tension.


According to the manual, you should not need to adjust the bobbin tension (and I located other sites which stated the bobbin tension cannot be adjusted on this machine). Apparently, all the tension adjustment is accomplished through the upper thread::
"EN Thread Tension Upper thread tension Basic thread tension setting: "4". (1) To increase the tension, turn the dial to the next number up. To reduce the tension, turn the dial to the next number down. A. Normal thread tension for straight stitch sewing. B. Thread tension too loose for straight stitch sewing. Turn dial to higher number. C. Thread tension too tight for straight stitch sewing. Turn dial to lower number. D. Normal thread tension for zig zag and decorative sewing. Correct thread tension is when a small amount of the upper thread appears on the bottom side of fabric. Lower thread tension The bobbin tension has been set correctly at the factory, so you do not need to adjust it. Please note: - Proper tension setting is important for strong seams. - There is no single tension setting appropriate for all stitch functions, thread or fabric. - A balanced tension (identical stitches both top and bottom) is usually only desirable for straight stitch construction sewing. - 90% of all sewing will be between "3" and "5". - For zig zag and decorative sewing stitch functions, thread tension should generally be less than for straight stitch sewing. - For all decorative sewing you will always obtain a nicer stitch and less fabric puckering when the upper thread appears on the bottom side of your fabric. 1 A B C 22 D"

Doing further research, I found this statement on a machine review site:
"After reading reviews online from where I've bought my drop-in bobbin machines, I think many of the negative reviews are due to the bobbin thread coming up without laying across the bobbin. It can cause the stitches to look very sloppy and no amount of tension adjusting can fix the stitches."

There are several machine review sites wherein 4423 owners stated their disappointment in the 4423's performance. Some said the machine failed almost immediately and others said the machines developed problems when sewing heavy fabric.

Apr 26, 2015 | Singer 4423 Sewing Machine

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How to adjust tension


There are two tensions that need to be adjusted
therefore you need to get a manual for your machine
It will show how to set the upper tension and the under tension
- they depend on each other

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Aug 25, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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How do you adjust the bobbin tension on an emerald 118


There is a screw on the bobbin case that can be used to adjust the tension. However, first I would check that there is not a thread or lint caught in the tension spring of the bobbin case. Use a stiff brush to clean bobbin case. Use a needle (or other sharp point tool), and check spring area for thread.

Jun 17, 2014 | Husqvarna Viking Emerald 116 Sewing...

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How to adjust clutch on 1974 chevy 4x4 pickup


You don't adjust tension,that is built into the
clutch pressure plate

You will have to remove the trans & inspect
the parts involved

The mileage on the parts & how their working
is pretty much what is required

Oct 26, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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When using the knee lever, the thread tension appears to change. Is this a software problem or is there a hardware adjustment that needs to be made?


the knee lever should have nothing to do with the tension.
if the thread tension is changing without you changing it, then it sound like a software or computer part of the machine is messed up & needs to be serviced by a repair shop who have the tool to check it

Sep 15, 2011 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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Thread tension is wrong.How do I adjust,Material gathers in bunch


The manual will show you exactly how to adjust the tension.

Apr 10, 2010 | Euro-Pro Shark 60 - 384

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Tension discs/ shredding needle thread


Hi,
Your knee pad raises the presser foot and in turn releases the disc tension. The mechanism for this is in the front of the machine. If you can remove a nose piece this will be a lot easier to see,
There is a pin that pushes the tension discs open and quite often this has been removed or adjusted so a to not release tension when the presser foot is raised {more likely if this was a production machine} If someone took the tension control apart to accomplish this that my guess as to question 2.
The best part about Consew is the parts are common and the whole tension assembly isn't expensive. You can find service manuals on their website (see link) http://www.consew.com/Files/112347/InstructionManuals/206RB-5.pdf

Apr 12, 2017 | Consew 206RB

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How to remove 1993 4.0L alternator


turn back adjuster/tensioner against spring tension with a 1\4 drive socket ratchet.And do some body building to undo altenator bolts

Dec 09, 2008 | 1992 Ford Aerostar Extended

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1998 dodge neon airconditioning belt adjustment?


This procedure involves correcting the tension on the power steering accessory and A/C compressor drive belt.

1. Loosen the power steering pump locking bolts A and B and pivot bolt C(Illustration 1 and 2 ) to allow adjustment of belt tension.
2. Using a 1/2" breaker bar, adjust belt tension by applying torque to the square hole "D" on the power steering pivot bracket. Adjust the tension as follows:

Belt tension with no belt replacement: A. Using the Belt Tension Gauge Special Tool Kit C-4162, adjust the belt tension to 100 lb.
B. Tighten in order, first tighten the locking bolt A to 27 Nm (20 ft. Ibs) then, bolt B to27Nm (20 ft. Ibs). Finally tighten the pivot bolt C to 54 Nm (40 ft. Ibs).
Belt tension with belt replacement:
A. Using the Belt Tension Gauge Special Tool Kit C-4162, adjust the belt tension to 135 lb.
B. Tighten in order, first tighten the locking bolt A to 27 Nm (20 ft. Ibs) then, bolt B to 27Nm (20 ft. Ibs). Finally tighten the pivot bolt C to 54 Nm (40 ft. Ibs).
C. Start the engine and allow the vehicle to idle for 15 minutes to allow the belt to seat.
D. Repeat the belt tensioning procedure, set belt tension to 135 lb.

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Jun 13, 2008 | 1998 Dodge Neon

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