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Tension Problems with Janome DC3050

I have a Janome DC3050 and it keeps binding on the bottom side of the matterial when sewing I have rethreaded the machine now several times and turned it off and back on the clear the settings. My machine is part computerized and some manual tension I have over 50 designes to pick from and they are all have the same problem what do I do? What do dose the dial that runs vertical do? It starts at 0 and goes 2,3,A,5,6,7,8,&9???? I have it on A what ever that means? Please Help!!!! Thanks

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The tension seems to have just stopped working on my sewing machine, it stopped picking up the bottom thread for some of the stitching to leave a broken line and then stopped picking it up at all.... i have tried with different fabrics and changed the tension dial from 0-9 but the tread stays at the same tension the whole time. is there anything i can do?

Posted on Jul 18, 2011

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If your machine is binding. It sounds like you have a threading problem. Check your manual and rethread the machine. The A is for Automatic tension I would not change that. I would also notify your dealer and see if you have thread under the bobbin case. All sewing machines should be serviced each year.

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