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Tension disc assembly - sewing machine

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?

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  • torimomma Mar 29, 2008

    Thank you, I did take it to a repair shop. It turns out that the tension assembly was inadequate and probably had been trying to fall apart for years. I spent 2 hours trying to fix it myself, then the repairman spent another 3 before he concluded that it was not able to be fixed. He installed a new tension mechanism, found a few other minor issues and repaired them, only charged me $40 and had it finished in 24 hours! :)


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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.
Rob

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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