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    raj somaiya Apr 10, 2015

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    Jane Moore Apr 11, 2015

    how dose car repair have to do with sewing machine?

  • Jane Moore
    Jane Moore Apr 11, 2015

    it will be going along sewing the make about a 1 or of boubble stiches in one place

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What tension problem are you having? You can adjust the top thread tension in the tools menu normally on most auto tension models. The bobbin tension is adjusted by the tension spring screw.

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