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Trying to re-assemble the tension mechanism but I don't know the order in which the components should be assembled. Have 'Googled it but cannot find the answer

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Does the machine have a make and model number?

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How to thread it and how to replace the spring on the tensioner

1. It always goes in this order: tension, take up arm, needle arm, needle.
2. In between this order there are guides to feed the thread through.
3. Attached is a general guide how tensions are assembled.
4. The main thing to remember is you are trying to get the tension disc with skinny ends towards each other. This is where your thread will go in order for "tension" to be created on your thread.
5. The check spring has to be pushed in at the right area in order for pressure to be made. This is a test type area. However, you pull it out and push it back in until you feel it is right.


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What can I do to wind my bobbin tighter

Make certain you are passing the thread through the tension for the bobbin winder when setting up to wind the bobbin. Check that tension assembly for anything that could be stuck in it, preventing the assembly from putting tension on your thread, such as another thread. Wiggle the disc on the assembly to make sure it isn't stuck. If none of that works, disassemble that assembly from the top of the machine (NOT the tension you use when threading to sew!) and see if the spring inside is broken. If it is, replace the spring if you can get it, or the whole assembly if you cannot.

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Problems with thread tension.Cant grt any tension

It's probably assembled ok. If you're trying to adjust the tension with the pressure foot up, it won't work. The pressure foot needs to be down in order to adjust the tension.
Let me know if this works, ok?

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Tension assembly diagram needed.

If you go to this site, you can find some pictures and buy a manual fo around 10.00, the manual should have the pictures of the tension in each piece.

hope this helps

Sep 24, 2009 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Took apart tension button on sewing machine

This could be tricky, look on line for a diagram of a typical tension assembly. There aren't that many parts but they can be put on in the wrong order. There is probably a set screw somewhere that has vibrated loose, you need to tighten it after replacing the unit.

Jan 29, 2009 | Janome 2049LX Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Singer Starlet 353 Thread tension

you need to do a tension assembly check.

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(To do this test, adjust your tension setting to normal or medium or 5 orsomething in the middle. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through thetension. It should pull easily!! Lower the presser foot and pull the thread. Itshould pull noticeably harder.)
If it doesn’t work this way then you probably have a pieceof thread or lint stuck inside the tension discs. To remove it, turn thetension to 0 zero and raise the presser foot.Using a small screwdriver, openthe space between the discs and spray with canned or compressed air. The stuffshould come out. Do the tension test again to make sure you got everything andthen try sewing again.

Nov 07, 2008 | Singer 7462 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Stitching a mess

Either the thread is not in the tension assembly, the tension is not adjusted high enough or the thread is not in the take up assembly.
It's possible you have the wrong bobbin in the machine.

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My singer simple

tension issue,,,,,upper tension assembly needs to be adjusted, either the machine is not being threaded correctly or tension assembly is bad,,,

Jan 01, 2008 | Singer 3116 Simple

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