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Wrong type of stitch/tension not working

I'm sewing with the fabric right side up, but the stitches come out looking like they should be on the wrong side of the fabric. I tried adjusting the tension but it doesn't seem to work. 
Has this machine had a lot of tension issues?  How can I make the stitches "normal" again? Is there anyway to reset the machine? 
Help! Thank you!!

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  • PeaceMex Aug 24, 2008

    The CS-6000i was working just fine, but all of a sudden it started
    sewing ALL of the different stitches really weird. I've only had it 10 days. I live out of the county (in Mexico) so the nearest service center is 1000 miles away. Someone PLEASE HELP!! The stiches come out
    looking all wrong on the top of the fabric - and on the bottom, the
    stitching looks correct (like the selected stitch).

    For example: when we try to use zig zag stitch #4, the thread on top of
    the fabric looks something like a sloppy stitch #12, and the under side
    looks like it should (like stitch #4). No matter what stitch I select the stitching on top comes out looking similar to stich #12 -- it also bunches up. I know it sounds like the tension. That was the first thing I tried. Then I tried changing speed, thread, fabric, and needles. But nothing changes the stich on top.

    So I have already tried adjusting the tension both up and down. We've tried
    different fabrics, unplugging the machine, cleaning everything,
    re-threading the machine, changing the needle, using different speeds,
    etc. I wrote to the company and got a form letter back telling me to do exactly what I had told them I'd already done. I don't think they even read my email.

    Thanks for any help you can give.

  • flowbee56 Dec 23, 2008

    I have a brother CS 6000 and have tried to adjust the tension to all different settings and it STILL comes out with the top thread looking normal and the bottom thread is all bunched up. I have rethreaded the machine and the bobbin according to directions and sitll no luck. I am beginning to think this machine is a piece of junk.



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Found a solution to my own problem.... hope this helps someone else. Make SURE the bobbin case is seated correctly! (follow the instructions carefully). Don't put the cover back on right away after you put the bobbin case in. First check and make sure it doesn't move when you turn the hand wheel.
Also, when threading the bobbin make sure the thread passes down through the tension adjusting spring of the bobbin case.

Posted on Aug 24, 2008


I could not find a screw on the bobbin case so I took the case out and cleaned the fuzz out then put it back in as tightly as possible and tried again; this seemed to help

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