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Where is the tention located in the Kenmore sewing machine model #16231?

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  • Isaiah Zelazo
    Isaiah Zelazo Aug 23, 2010

    Do you mean the tension adjustment? Usually there is a top thread tension and lower thread tension that shouldn't need to be adjusted unless it's out of wack. I need to know more about which tension you mean?

  • Peggy Baker Aug 24, 2010

    THe thread is too tight bottom and top. I cannot get a loose stitch. Is the tension adustment preset inside where the light is located? What should it be set at?

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There should be a dial right above the "u shaped arrow".

Posted on Aug 23, 2010

  • sqs1011 Aug 24, 2010

    The tensions are always preset at the factory but can sometimes move when bumped around during shipping. Most upper thread tensions are set at 4 but yours (if it's at 4 now) you can set it at 3 and see if that helps. If it's a little better but not perfect turn it to 2 1/2. Try not to go past 2. You should NOT have to change the bobbin tension. In all the years I've had my machines, I only fooled with the tension on the bobbin case twice and both times it was when I used my embroidery module, not for regular sewing. Hope this works for you.

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