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Bernina bernette 65 tension

I cant get the tension right on my bernina bernette 65. the manual suggests that the dial should be on 4 but it is too tight so ive tried 3 and 2 and in between. the slightest movement either makes it too tight or too loose. after a billion of test runs on every dial combination possible i finally found the best one but now after sewing for awhile the tension has gone and i cant get it right again.

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  • jpurchase57 Mar 31, 2009

    I bought attachements feet for my bernette 65 and wanted to finish my seams correctly and using the attachment feet I am having problems. I have the seam finishing attachment and It is either too loose or two tight and then I get alot of extra loops and snags. I am concerned because I am making bridesmaid dress and my daughters wedding dress. Is it the material I am using? I have Taffeta for my daughters dress and then I have silk for the bridesmaid dress and really want the seams to be finished and look nice. Any suggestions.



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  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    I have the same problems with my tension. It has to be a mechanical/manufacturing fault. I have had my machine completly replaced 4 times. Each machine has the same problem. I have just got my machine back from a service again. This time i am getting rid of it.

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I've recently been given a Bernette, and am experiencing similar problems with the tension. I thought it was just my inexperience and that I was doing something wrong, but maybe n
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My bernette do not teke tha low strak

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