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Brother se-350 thread is balling up, shredding, etc.

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  • jkmohio Jun 26, 2009

    that's just about the only thing I haven't tried yet! Also, I was wondering what setting the top tension should be on. If I put it higher than 1, the thread won't pull through. Is this normal? That's with any fabric. Now I'm trying to embroidery handkerchiefs and I"m having the balling/threading issues. Thanks for your help, I look forward to hearing back!

  • jkmohio Jun 26, 2009

    I have to loosen it for the thin materials?

  • jkmohio Jun 26, 2009

    Ok, I'm trying that now. I'm noticing as my upper thread feeds, it gets very loose and I thought that was the problem orginially, so I started adjusting the upper tension, etc. I just loosened the lower, I'm going to see what the machine does.

  • jkmohio Jun 26, 2009

    you said the tension, on top, should be on 1. Is that for all embroidering or just for this thin fabric? So far, it hasn't jammed.

  • jkmohio Jun 26, 2009

    Ok, so it hasn't jammed, at this point, but now I can see the white bobbin thread (I'm using blue on top) coming up through into some of the letters. Is this the same tension issue?

  • jkmohio Jun 26, 2009

    Thanks so much! I can now finish embroidering those Father's Day handkerchiefs!! You were so helpful!

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Your thread tension needs adjustment.

Most likely it is the lower thread tension (not the upper thread tensioner).

When sewing very thin or very heavy material - it is required to adjust the lower tension as well.

To regulate the lower thread tension - turn the small screw on the tension spring of the bobbin case with a small screwdriver.

To increase tension - turn it clockwise SLIGHTLY.


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    blueextc3221 Jun 26, 2009

    that should be on 1, and the lower tension should also be LOOSENED by turning counterclockwise.

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    blueextc3221 Jun 26, 2009

    OK

    Thanks for the update



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    blueextc3221 Jun 26, 2009

    The tension is adjusted based on the thickness of the material. Less tension for lighter material... and a test should always be conducted before trying the final product so the tension is adjusted properly.

    Have Fun!!



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    blueextc3221 Jun 26, 2009

    yes - it will require constant test adjustment until you get it how you want it. It will get easier with more use and practice.
    Dont give up!!



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