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Tension I am having the same problem as listed for this machine. I made the mistake of taking the tension adjustment disc off and am not sure if I have itt back on correctly. Does anyone have a diagram or a correct listing of the way the parts are to go back on the tension adjuster?????? I am getting lots of loops on the bottom and lots of thread breakage from the needle.

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27 - Complete Tension Unit
28 - Setscrew TP 3 X 6
29 - Hexagonal socket screw 4 X 6

There is no exploded view for this component, so if you cannot confidently restore the unit, suggest seeing a technician, and the next time you take something apart, use a camera for reference, and lay components out carefully as they come apart.even write notes for yourself.

Hope this is helpful, it is the best image available in the Janome Manuals.

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