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Sewing on fleece. fixing tension. what settings do i use?

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Re-thread the machine and make sure that the needle is in properly. The tension would not cause the thread to break.



If it is not working, what is the machine doing? Try re-threading the machine again, check the needle to make sure that it is in correctly. There are no set numbers for tension- it is a feel, push, pull. If you could e-mail me back with a better description of what the machine is doing or not doing,

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Depending on the thickness of fleece I would go back about 1-2 settings, being that your tension on bottom is already set correctly

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the tension dial may be going out & need to be replaced at a sewing machine repair shop

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