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Tension or timing?

I just bought a Brothers sewing machine at Walmart last year. I've only used a few times and it worked great. The thread appears to be jamming under the material. I've tried to adjust the upper tension and nothing seems to be working. I was attempting to sew stretchy knitted pants, so I don't know if that has any affects or not. Even my mother couldn't figure this one out as she use to sew quite a bit in her day. However, I had heard/read there is a timing on the machines. I haven't taken it to a servicing company yet, trying to same money after all....

Could you suggest something?

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  • krystee154 Feb 12, 2008

    I have the same problem. I'm thinking it is the timing on the machine. I bought mine at wal-mart too. That's what we get for buying cheap stuff.

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Most likely not threaded correctly on top

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

  • sewtexas Aug 26, 2009

    Most likely not threaded correctly on top

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