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Since I purchased my machine, I have had problems with setting the tension. I know on older machines, there used to be bobbin tension to set as well. Is there one on this machine? If not how do I fix my upper tension problem?

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If, you look at your manual, you will see on page 29 there is a tension dial, right on top of your machine. It may help to download a copy of your manual at www.brother-usa.com and enlarge the diagrams to see all of the parts and suggestions of what needles, etc to use for each project.

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

  • dawitchi Oct 22, 2010

    Mine has the same problem, it was fine for a while, but lately nothing works.. no matter how low or how high i set it.

  • Kelvin Krastel Mar 19, 2012

    The cs-80 is a piece of junk. Mine has never worked properly and has created birdnests under the fabric since the day I purchased it. I have set the tension up and down and the only way I can get it to sew is if I hold the spool tight with my fingers. Nobody has been able to tell me how to fix it yet.

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