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Thread is very loose on the bottom of the fabric and i do not know how or where to adjust the tention, thanks Patti

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Don't mess with the tension, start over and rethread the top of the machine, I suspect that you don't have the tread seated in the tension disc properly. If that doesn't work then reset the bobin and make sure that is in properly.

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