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Pfaff 2144 I wish to take of side panel to unjam treads in tension discs I have used lace and a pipe cleaner no luck . Thanks Val

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  • Val warren Oct 15, 2010

    This is a new way to to clear the tension discs to me thanks I passed it on to my friends at my sewing group today ,It fixed the problem



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Hello there

To clear threads jammed in the tension discs, Cut a piece of thread 1 1/2 yards long. Double it twice until you have four strands. Tie a knot in the middle. Use this hank of thread to clean both sides of the tension disks.

Wrap the ends of the thread around your forefingers. Hold your hands above and below the tension disk and pull the knot back into the thread slot. Pull the knot up and down through the tension disks to clean out any thread or lint between the disks. Repeat for the other side of the disks. Readjust your tension.

For best instructions for removing various parts of your sewing machine,consult your instruction manual

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