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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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
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
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.
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"
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