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Need settings for tension etc for model 2440

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How do I adjust tension?


Probably best to consult your owner's manual. If you don't have one, search the internet for:

Manufacturer + Model + the word "Manual"

HINT--BEFORE threading the upper thread, raise the presser foot so the thread will seat properly in the tension disk. Verify that you are threading everything correctly and not missing any steps.

The upper tension is the dial usually directly above the needle. About the halfway point between the high and low number is the standard factory setting, but that may have changed over time. Start with it set at that point and test, re-adjust, test... For most machines, the higher the number, the tighter the tension.

Correct tension is when the upper and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric. If the bobbin tension is coming to the top of the fabric, the tension is too tight. If the upper thread is showing on the bottom of the fabric or is creating a loopy mess, the upper tension is too loose.

In most cases, the bobbin tension doesn't need adjusting. However, when you get into more adventurous sewing when you load different types of thread, ribbon, elastic, etc. in the bobbin, you might want to adjust the bobbin tension. In any event, be sure to mark the screwdriver slot setting on the bobbin case so you will be able to undue any adjustments you make. And, make only 1/8th turn adjustments at a time and then re-test. Small changes to bobbin tension will make a big impact in stitch quality. Some sewists will buy an extra bobbin case to keep on hand just for special projects.

Also, note that the upper tension will probably need re-adjustment when changing projects with different types or weights of fabric, thread, and needle. Get used to adjusting the upper tension to get the best stitch possible on every project.

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Dec 06, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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What is the normal tension settings for normal 4 thread overlocking


Depends on the Brand and Model. On my Bernina 1150, if the tensions are set in the middle, it is usually a good tension setting. Each machine is different though and with use, those settings may change. You should be able to start with all 4 tensions set in the middle and then, looking at how it stitches, you can adjust each tension as needed.

Mar 31, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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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

good reading :)

Aug 25, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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How do i thread a hilton sewing machine model 366?


I just bought a Vintage Hilton Dressmaker Model 366 sewing machine and I need to know what settings to put it on for tension etc.. for straight stiches..please help!

Jan 15, 2013 | White Sewing 1888 Mechanical Sewing...

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I love my machine except when trying to free motion quilt. No matter how loose I set the tension it still pulls the bobbin thread to the top. I also have trouble with the thread breaking and stitches...


Properly balanced tensions are critical. The lower bobbin tension must be tight enough to pull the knots down. To which number is your upper tension set? It should be around three. Skipping stitches is an indicator of hook timing and hook/needle clearance issues.

Sep 01, 2011 | Juki TL-98Q

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I lost my manual for singer model 4525 and am not sure I am threading it right do you have a diagram, also how do I adjust the tension?


found this for a 4526 - it could be very similar to your machine.

http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diagrams/Threading_Pages/Singer_Sewing_Machine_Threading/singer_4526_4528_4530_threading.htm

there is also good general machine help on www.sewing.about.com which gives generic threading help, trouble shooting etc.

Tension is usually controlled by a dial on the top thread, and a little screw on the bobbin case on the bottom thread. However, if you adjust either, just small increments is best to avoid making things worse. Top tension usually set to 5 or middle number and bottom tension shouldn't often need touching.

Apr 10, 2011 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Inherited old kenmore 10 sewing machine. it is clean and have no problem threading etc. but believe tension and settings are off because back of stiching is pulled and "loopy" what are the correct...


It sounds like your upper tension is too loose. A good place to start adjusting is at the number three on your tension dial, but you need to pay attention to how the stitches look rather than what the number on the dial is. I wrote a Tip on Adjusting Tension. Take a look at that and see if it helps.

Robbie

Aug 01, 2010 | Kenmore 744-08BH Mechanical Sewing Machine

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When moving top tension thread not tightening.


Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through at the needle.

Re-set the tension to mid-range.

If this does not work, then tension control needs a new spring or the control needs to be replaced.

Apr 21, 2010 | Brother XL-2230 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Proper Settings


A good standard tension setting is usually around 4.5.
If you find it to be looping on the bottom, raise your top tension. If it's pulling bobbing thread to the top, lower your top tension.
For straight stitch, your stitch width should be set to zero, although on some machines (and I believe your Baby Lock to be one of them,) the stitch width setting will change your needle position.
Stitch length is simply a matter of preference.

-R

Aug 14, 2008 | Baby Lock Ellure

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