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Thread tension dial on riccar sewing mach. needs repaired

The dial was turned 360 degrees, the spring clip popped out.

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  • auntbug May 29, 2008


    1. help my upper tension adjuster knob came off of my Necchi 535fa, and I do not know in what order to put the parts back together. If anyone could tell me in what order to place the parts on the machine it would be very much appreciated.

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    I am using a riccar machine and the thread will not stay in the little handle that goes up and down .Do Ihav eit threaded correctly

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Necchi 535A -- please help! I don't know in what order to put the upper tension parts back together on my sewing machine.

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Please, tell me, is the main spintle, still on the machine, or it came off with the rest of the parts?

If you can put the tension parts, the one next to the other in front of the machine, and upload a photo for me, it will be very easy to explain how to put them back.

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Then there is some form of tension device on the bobbin; in your case I believe the Brother has a removable bobbin case with a tension spring which holds the bobbin thread firmly: the tension spring can be adjusted with a screwdriver but once set, you shouldn't need to adjust this much, just alter the top tension slightly for different weights of fabric. So start by setting top tension dial to 4-5 and test stitch a seam. Use different coloured but the same type of thread top and bottom and take a look at the seam. You want to see a balanced even seam.

Here is a link to a great info site for this:
http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Repair/Thread_Tension_Settings.htm

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Now test stitch again and finess your top tension to get the seam even. Remember to change the needle for each new sewing project too; this will impact tension also.

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When you thread the machine, to make sure it is right in the top tension, thread as far as the take-up lever and stop.
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After the thread comes out of the tension discs, it should then go through the check spring, then up to the take-lever.
The needle is correct and thread from the inside out, meaning right to left.

Hope this helps for now..

Take care

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Good luck!

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