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My needle thread tensioncontrol knob came off .How

My needle thread tension control knob came off .How can I fix this ?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: sudden knotting under fabric

I have an Elna 2005 machine and had a similar but opposite problem whereby the tension up top was too tight - thread wouldn't pull smoothly. I found adjusting the feed dog lever slightly helped the stitches a lot, even though the needle tension up top is no better. Hope that helps! :-s

Posted on Oct 29, 2007

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SOURCE: Thread in needle or bobbin keeps on breaking

The tread only breaks in the needle. what can i do . i don't get to sew anything . I tread the needle and get everything ready and start the machine and as quickly as that the tread is broken and the machine has not sewn at all.

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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SOURCE: The upper thread keeps breaking, even though I

Have you change your needle? I've the same problem adjusted the tension but when I changed the needle, it worked fine. If that doesn't work, you might want to take it into a sewing service shop and have them take a look at it. They should be able to tell right then what the problem is. If it is a severe problem and you don't have a spare machine, you might want to ask if they will give you a loaner. Usually they will give you a machine to use until your machine is fixed. Hope this helps!

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Replace the needle thread tension dial

If the entire assembly has fallen out you will find if you remove the top left hand cover that there is a small screw in the casting where the tension assembly goes, replace the tension body to the correct position and tighten the little screw.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: my needle thread keeps bunching and llooping on

If you getting loops on the bottom of your material, you need to re-thread the top of your machine. I say this because it is very rare when you will have to adjust the bobbin tension. But if you must, looking straight down at the bobbin as a clock- at 6:00 is the bobbin tension adjustment- lefty lucy, righty tighty. Hope this helps.





Make sure the needle is inserted in the machine properly- a good rule of thumb is the flat side of the needle should go to the opposite side of the last thread guide. Also make sure the machine is threaded correct
There is no standard tension for any machine to be set at. They start at four when they are brand new, however, after years and years the springs become compressed. You could start at four and then play around with it from there. If you are getting loops underneath the material, you are threading the machine incorrectly.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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Lift the needle to the highest point by turning the handwheel. Lift the pressure foot to release the tension on the system. Place the spool on the spool pin and put the spool cap on to hold the spool firmly.

Next bring the thread to the thread guide and snap it into the guide. Then slide the thread under the guide and through the slot (use one hand). Next lead the thread down on the right of the tension knob and up on the left. This puts the thread in the tension discs. Next slip the thread into the take up lever. (Bring the thread to the top of the lever and back towards the machine. Then slide the thread into the slot on the take up lever and then back towards you.

Next lead the thread through the next pair of guides. One is on the machine below the take up lever; the other is attached to the needle holder.

Finally thread the needles from front to back.

First check if there is a slight drag on the upper thread when you pull it through the machine (pulling it under the foot of the machine). Move the tension knob to the right to increase the tension. When you stitch a test piece, your top thread is visible on the bottom of your sewing thread, rotate the tension knob to the right by half a turn (get the dot closer to a higher number).

If there is no change in the tension as you turn the knob, take the machine for service. The springs in the tension system may need to be replaced.

The manual is available from Singer here: http://www.singerco.com/accessories/manuals.html . Enter only the 2517 model (leave off the c). A pdf is available for free; there is also an option to order a hard copy. A picture of the threading route is on page 28 of the pdf (page 26 as the manual is numbered).

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  • Set up your sewing machine on a table with good lighting available. Plug in the electrical cord. Insert a new needle into the shaft on the needle bar and tighten the thumb screw to secure the needle. The needle bar is the area on the shaft where the assembly for the needle thumb screw is located.
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    Why? When the tension control is open when threading, the thread seats into the the control and can be properly "tensioned" for a proper stitch.

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