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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Tension issue
If you set the tension from 3of 4 to 1 you actually lowered the tension. To increase the tension you must set the tension to 6 or higher. Be carefull not the set the bobbin case tension to tight as this will also have negative results
If suggest the following: First lower the bobbin case tension, half a turn. Then increase the top tension to 6 and see if there is any difference.
If you do this systematically you should rectify your problem.
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
I would try this -
Make sure you are not using quilting thread for hand stitching.
Thread the machine with the presser foot up.
If the machine is stitching seams without a problem and the breakage happens with thicker fabrics, it could be the presser foot is not down below where it is closing the tension to the setting of choice.
When the presser foot is up, the tension control opens. When the presser foot is down, the tension control closes to the setting you have chosen.
If this continues, call the dealer/tech and tell them the problem you are having.
Posted on Mar 06, 2010
I don't have this machine, but the tension on the bobbin is usually set by the tiny screw on the bobbin case. insert the bobbin into the case so that the thread unrolls counter clockwise. Make sure that there is no lint in the bobbin area.
Posted on Jun 01, 2010
Sometimes it is just a matter of totally rethreading with different thread, I was shocked when some thread that I had bought and it turned out that it was old stock (no wonder it was on sale). Another thing to try is when you rethread with the presser foot up, try this test, pull your thread, it should move smoothly, now lower the presser foot, pull the thread, it should barely move. This should seat your thread in the tension discs. Another thing to do is put in a new needle before you do your rethreading and take off your throat plate, and see it there is a burr inside the needle hole, if so take some emery cloth or light sand paper with a toothpick and go around that hole. While you have the throat plate off, take an old toothbrush and clean out all around your feed dogs. You will probably find something that looks like felt there, and it shouldn't be there. Depending on my machine (I have 5), I set my tension on 3 and some need the 4 setting, I teach disabled teens how to sew and run into alot of different easy to fix problems in my 50+ years of sewing, These are all little tricks you learn. Good luck and have a great day,
Posted on Apr 21, 2011
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do you have this problem when doing regular sewing? if you do then the tension dial may be going bad & would have to be replaced
Posted on Mar 14, 2012
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