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I have a quantrum XL-100 and i cannot adjust tension and the wheel is very hard to turn. i have tried every thing i know how to do and i still cannot adjust tension or decrease tenision on th side wheel that turns to begin machine to sew.

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The tension for the motor belt is adjusted by loosening and altering the position of the mounting bracket of the motor....do not overtighten, it needs to have some give or you will overload the motor.

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Once the machine is exposed what do I do to tighten the belt tension of the wheel that controls the needle


You should not need to tighten the belt because it should be a neoprene belt but if you do need to adjust it the adjusting screw should be on the motor bracket

Oct 23, 2013 | Brother XL-2600

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I have a White 1099 sewing machine. Several years ago, I interrupted a project to fill a bobbin. After I filled it and re-tightened the handwheel, neither the handwheel nor the needle moved when I...


.... if it was sewing fine before the bit 'dropped off' it probably doesnt need the other thing done - they just are standard type check / adjust things done with a service. Weigh up how much a new machine will cost you v the repair. How happy are you with it? How often do you use it?
I am not familiar with this model, but the 'clutch' is generally a very simple setup. If you feel confident and can get the end cover off , have a peek - find the bit that dropped off ......
The only tension you should need to adjust is the bobbin tension - which I am sure you already know how to. Top tension is normally just a clean out of fluff etc.

Oct 19, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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Machine wheel is very tight and hard to turn


not knowing your machine make or model, I can only suggest that you are having "tension" issues. Most machines have tension control located around the wheel, sort of like a second very thin wheel. This type usually requires that you would hold the wheel in place while moving the 2nd wheel to make the adjustment.

Other machines have the tension control looking like a push button. Maybe in the middle of one of the other tenstion wheels. pushing that button in while turning that and/or other control wheels would help that.

I may also be that your machine just needs to be oiled. Fabric stores will have this oil and it is specially formulated for sewing machine parts. More is less w this type of oil.

T ake a look all around and even under the machine, hopefully you will find a number for tech support for your machine.

Good Luck and Happy Sewing!

Jun 05, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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My bobbin thread keeps looping and the top looks fine but pulls out easily. I tried adjusting the top tension, but it didn't help. What can I do?


There could be several things that could cause the machine not to pick up the bobbin thread.


1. The upper thread could be tangled. Remove the thread completely from the machine. The correct size spool cap should be used for the size of the thread spool. Re-thread the machine according to the directions in the manual.


2. Remove the bobbin and make sure the bobbin is threaded properly in the shuttle race. Remove any loose threads or lint in the shuttle race.


3. You could be holding the needle thread too tight. Hold the thread lightly to keep the end from going down into the shuttle.


4. The needle could be thread incorrectly. Thread the needle eye from the front to the back.


5. The needle could be bent or improperly inserted. Install a new needle with the flat side of the needle facing the back.


If the problem persists, your machine may require service.



The bobbin thread tension has already been adjusted at the factory for general use. For most applications, no adjustment is needed.

When sewing with then thread on thin fabrics, the thread tension may not be adjusted adequately with the upper tension control dial. Therefore, the thread tension must be adjusted according to the procedure described below.

If bobbin tension is too loose and locks appear on the surface of the fabric, decrease the thread tension by turning the dial to a lower number.

If the result is still not satisfactory, then adjust the bobbin thread tension.

Increase the tension in the bobbin by turning the screw with a small screwdriver in a clockwise direction. However, do not turn the screw more than one full turn.

Jun 19, 2011 | Brother XL-5340 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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How do i set the tension on my brother xl-3010 sewing machine . the bottom thread is always in knots but the top stitch is perfect. i do not know which wheel to turn for the bottom tension.


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.

May 31, 2010 | Brother XL-3500

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How do I adjust the tension on my brother xl-2620


Rotate the tension dial (which is the dial furthest to the left) right or left to adjust the tension.

Dec 24, 2009 | Brother XL-2600

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I have a brother XL-2600, I have used many sewing machines and never had any problems with getting the tension right, but with this machine, the tension is never right. I have bought the best thread, I...


Sounds like you have tried everything possible, be sure you are using an anti static needle on the delicate fabrics, if that does not work it really does mean fiddling with the tensions until you get it dead right

Nov 06, 2009 | Brother XL-2600

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My brother sewing machine is new and I've checked that it is threaded up correctly but the top tension is way too tight, no matter how I change it. Is there no way to change the bottom tension? It is an...


Yes. Open the bobbin and u will see a screw pressing down a metal sheet, which is actually a spring.
This is meant for adjusting the top tension. Loosen this screw by quarter or half a turn and see if it is giving the desired result. You may have to try a few settings before you arrive at the even top and bottom tensions when your thread tension adjustment scale is midway position.

Please note that you adjust the thread tension on the machine to adjust the bottom tension(not the top) .
Please let me know if this solved the problem.

Oct 17, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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Top tension adjustment


Believe it or not, most computerized machines have an automatic tension. This works well providing, the thread is thru the tension wheel setup.
But for further reference,
loops on the bottom-- problem on the top.
loops on the top--problem on the bottom.
Mimi

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How do you change the belt on a Singer 7462?


Hi,
By removing the top cover, or the turning wheel cover,
you will be able to see the belt.
If the belt is not broken, then try to adjust the belt tension,
by adjusting either the height of the motor, or the tension wheel.

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