Hello! I have a Super Deluxe Zigzag III (I think) sewing machine. While working on a quilt today, the tension disc assembly popped off! There are 3 pieces...the dial with the numbers, the housing that fits into and a spring with the tension guide thing you put the thread through after placing it through the tension discs. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get it back together properly. The instruction manual of course doesn't mention the assembly. Can you help?
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.
An expert who has answered 20 questions.
Re: Tension disc assembly - sewing machine
Sorry but there is no way to explain how to re-assemble the tension mech on here, you need to be actually shown or have someone do it for you. It is very fiddly and needs to be exact, can I suggest you get in touch with a sewing machine tech who(at cost) will sort you out.
Sorry I cannot be of any further help.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Double needle sewing requires two threads. Most machines have two thread spool pins, one spool on each pin. Both threads are threaded just like a single thread down to the needle, which is where they separate, one thread through each needle. One exception would be on machines that you can see the tension discs, some have a separating disc between the two outer tension discs, therefore, run one thread on either side of this centre disc. Also in zigzag mode, you must realize that you cannot utilize the full width of the zigzag due to the extra width of the needle path. <Ray>
This is a top tension issue, you need to check two things,
-make sure you thread the machine with the pressure foot up ( this allows the tension discs to open up so you can pull the fabric away from the machine with the foot up and allows the thread to get to bottom of the tension discs)
-make sure your tension settings are set to the medium setting. (Usually 4 or 5)
If this still does not help, then turn the top tension knob up (from 5 to 6,7,8,9....)
-If that still doesn't do it, your probably need the tensions reset, and your local family sewing store will be able to assist you further.
Loops on the bottom of the fabric direct the problem to the top thread. Rethread again and make sure the thread goes through the tension discs. Lift the foot, because this is what opens the discs. When sewing and the foot is down, the discs should be closed and thus giving the upper thread the tension it needs.