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How do you fix the tension on a quantum XL 100

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Not sure what issues you are experiencing, but here is the most common resolution to bird nesting.

Install a brand new needle.
Remove the top thread.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning.
Verify the thread path is correct.
Set top tension to the midway point (probably need to tweak this for your particular machine).
AVOID old or bargain bin thread!!!

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