Question about Euro-Pro Dressmaker 998B

1 Answer

Thread tension dial

My thread tension dial came apart and I don't know which way it suppose to go. Can you please tell me how the thread tension dial sits on the sawing machine. Right now I have 2 washers with a cut out, a spacer and the nob. Thank you.

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Tension setting on machine

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Tension dial off



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 619 Answers

Hi , the two washer are assemble the curve should be back each other , first put a piece of thin tosser like a small nail put spacer can struck the tosser ,put washer back to back cone retainer next spring next cover with number indicating tensioner of thread next the knob.Put the tread between two cuve for enough tension.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

3 Answers

My Singer XL 6000 upper thread is too tight and keeps breaking, when the presser foot is up the upper thread is loose, but when the presser foot is lowered the threah gets too tight, what I notice is that...

You need to loosen the tension on the machine. There is a dial that has numbers on it. The higher the dial is set, the tighter the tension is. Turn the dial to the left one number. Then try it. Do it over and over. Do not turn the dial all the way down or you will mess up your machine. Do it slowly, one number at a time and try the machine between dials.

Dec 22, 2014 | Singer Sewing Machines

2 Answers

How do you thread a singer merritt 1872?

Wow, one of the few Singer machines that doesn't have a free download manual. Hmmm..... Ok looked up a photo of your machine. It's pretty easy.

1. raise your presser foot.
2. Put thread on spool pin.
3. draw thread over to and under from behind of the pre-tension disc at top
4. Draw thread down from the right and under the tension dial to seat the thread into the tension discs and flex that spring a little.
5. Through the take up lever.
6. Down through the thread guide.
7. Down through the needle bar thread guide.
8. Through the needle.

Hope that helps.

Aug 20, 2012 | Singer Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Singer 3116 tension problem

since the tension is the same no matter where the dial is set, the machine may need a new tension dial.

Go to the singer website

Click on customer support--there will be a drop down menu

Choose instruction manual

In the box type the model number--(example 3116)

Click search

Mar 25, 2012 | Singer 3116 Simple

1 Answer

What makes top thread break

top thread breaking could be caused by a number of things:

- could be old brittle thread - buy fresh quality thread. Or if it is good quality but old, maybe put in the fridge for an hour to get some moisture back into it. Or leave outside on a window sill overnight to do the same thing.
- top tension dial too tight, put on mid setting usually 4 or thereabouts, it is often marked on the dial.
- threading up wrong, could be that youve missed the take up lever properly, so when the needle goes down, there is insufficient slack on the thread above and it breaks under the strain, recheck threading up from spool to needle
- thread could be catching on an thread eye, on the back where the thread spool sits, on a nick on the thread spool itself, or wrapped twice around a thread eyelet, review the threading up and see if you can elminate the cause yourself
- using a big cone of thread on the thread spool, this may cause problems if the thread can't flow off the cone cleanly as the weight of the cone will stop it turning on the thread spool and there won't be enough height above the cone to allow the thread to come off the top of it like happens on an overlocker with an aerial. You can get around this problem if you want to use big cones by winding off the cone onto a bobbin, then using the bobbin on the top thread spool. Or buy a freestanding cone holder with an aerial so the thread can come off the top cleanly, then go to the top of the machine's first thread eye.
- top tension dial gummed up, dirty or faulty - many users don't know to clean between their tension discs and some models its hard to access to clean. But if you can see the tension discs where the top thread runs through to be tensioned, then you can clean them. Raise pressure foot and turn tension dial to zero first, then "Floss" between the discs with the selvage edge of a clean piece of cotton fabric offcut, if it comes out with some black stuff on, keep cleaning with a fresh edge. You can moisten the fabric with denatured alcohol too if its very bad. Clean until the edge comes out clean. Then reset tension dial to 4, thread up again and test stitch.

If none of the above resolve your problem, then maybe its time to take the machine for a professional service, the tension dial may actually be faulty and need replacing.

Sep 22, 2011 | Euro-Pro Shark 80 - 7133

1 Answer

I have a pfaff tiptronic 6230 and the thread keeps bunching up under the material when i try to sew could you tell me what the standard settings should be to do a straight stitch. I have the G button down...

Hi Kathi it soulds like your not geting the thread in the tension unit.
Try this, thread the machine all the way to the needle but not in the eye.
Lift the presser foot up and down and pull on the thread at the same time.
You should feal the thread tension when the presser foot is down and not tension when it is up.
If this is the case then try and sew, if not then its not threaded right or your machine needs adjusting.
For were the tension dial should be set, I would put it on 4-5 for straigt and 3 for satin/button hole.

Apr 04, 2011 | PfaFF Tiptronic 2030

1 Answer

My Memory Craft 3500 suddenly seems to have no tension in the upper thread. Stitching looks fine on the top, but there are big thread loops on the bottom. Changing the upper tension dial doesn't seem to...


It could be a wad of lint in the upper tensioner disks keeping the disks apart. I have also seen on older machines where the thread has actually cut a groove into the disks. If you can dis-assemble the tensioner, clean and inspect. Be very careful to memorize the part order in which you remove the parts, this will help when re-assembling it.

Good Luck,

Feb 10, 2011 | Janome Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Tension dial on my sewing machine is not working

Hi, Liz. When you adjust your tension, be sure the pressure foot is down. The pressure foot needs to be up when you thread the machine so the thread will slip easily between the tension disks, but when you adjust the tension the disks have to be tight (pressure foot down).

There are other possibilities, but this is the best place to start running the problem down. Please let me know if this does the trick, ok, and if not, we can try something ele.

Happy Sewing


Apr 01, 2010 | Janome Harmony 2039 Mechanical Sewing...

2 Answers

I had to rethread my Singer Ultralock serger and now it won't sew correctly. Best I can tell the lower looper keeps coming unthreaded, but this doesn't happen until I put material in. I have rethreaded it...

I had read where someone said their lower looper tension dial had pulled apart. Sure enough, mine had too. We snapped it back together and Voila problem solved!

Dec 06, 2009 | Singer 14SH654

Not finding what you are looking for?
Euro-Pro Dressmaker 998B Logo

505 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Euro-Pro Sewing Machines Experts

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1133 Answers

Irene Tulloch

Level 2 Expert

475 Answers

Greg Cann
Greg Cann

Level 3 Expert

1114 Answers

Are you an Euro-Pro Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides