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I have a tension problem with my Janome SR2000 the stiches are tight and small on the bottom and top,How can I fix this.

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SOURCE: bottom tension to tight

There's hardly any way to significantly adjust the bottom, or bobbin tension. There's just a small, flat spring attached to the side of the bobbin case, under which the thread runs. There's adjustment there. You need to adjust the top thread tension via the small thumbscrew that's against the plates on the top thread tension discs. Increase or decrease tension there until top and bottom threads are equally centered between layers of material.
You can adjust presser foot tension with the knurled nut at the top of the machine. I never had the kind of problem you mention though. I set my machine at about 6 stitches per inch or a little more (max is 5, recommended), and presser foot tension is only heavy enough to pull a single layer of material through.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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SOURCE: my top stich thread loops and my bottom thread is

reset the top thread tension take-up spring - not the discs, the small, U shaped spring the thread goes through after the tension discs. Loosen the screw and turn the assembly down to add more tension to the spring.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I adjust tension top thread too tight bottom

The bottom tension is too loose. If your bobbin is in a case there is a little screw on the side that will tighten the plates and increase the tension. Test your thread coming out of the case as you slowly make adjustments to the screw. A slight bit of resistance is what you want. If your sewing still puckers you may have to loosen the tension on the top. Sew on a scrap and go toward the smaller numbers to loosen the top tension until the stitches meet between the two layers of fabric.

Posted on Dec 21, 2009

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SOURCE: loose stich on bottom of fabric

Hi. The problem is that your upper tension is too loose. It needs to be tighter in order to pull the bobbin thread up.


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Posted on Apr 17, 2010

Testimonial: "This was only helpful in that is did not say HOW to fix the upper tention, being a nofice I don't know that, please help. Thanks Louis"

SOURCE: tension on top side of stiching is too tight

usually a tension of 3 or 4 is good
rethread the machine to make sure the thread is not caught anywhere

Posted on Nov 23, 2010

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How can I fix the top stich


I like to adjust with 2 colors, then you know which is from the spool, and which one is from the bobbin.

Most bobbin shuttles have a small screw to adjust the tension.

It sounds like your upper thread is adjusted too tight, but only if the loops around it (from the bottom thread) are tight and small. If those loops around the top thread are loose, then you need to tighten the shuttle screw. ;)

I notice this happens to me if I change thread types, also if I sew different thickness of cloth on the same settings. I tend to adjust until the point of breaking thread, then loosen the top a teeny bit.

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Ok, Let's understand exactly what is going on. You said. "the top stitch is loose." So that we are clear....do you mean that you are getting loops on top of the seam? Or do you mean that you are getting wiggly stitches on top and small loops on the bottom of the seam? It's important to know... Because loops underneath means the top tension isn't right. Maybe you didn't thread with the presser foot in the UP position... or your tension is dialed too low.

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