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The upper tension will not tighten on my Janome MC 8000. I have had it since '93 with no problems and all of a sudden when I was stitching the tension became loose on top (it was looping and making a mess underneath). I have tried adjusting the screw to the left (inside the machine) of the take up lever to no avail. Nothing seems to make a difference. Is there any hope for this machine. It's my very favorite!

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Check for lint or thread in the top tension unit.....try "flossing" (as you would teeth) with a clean cloth.
Symptoms indicate top tension is being kept slightly open by debris.
Playing with the screw inside the cover on left of tension unit is not a great idea, it is designed for fine adjustment when tensioner is clean, so try to reset back to what it was before fiddling if you can remember how may turns you made.
If you continue to have problems, send a quick email (please mention the model and issue, we get a LOT of requests) and I shall see what else we can do to get you back on track.
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