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I have a brother LS-1717 sewing machine and i do not know what all the dials are suppose to be set on, for basic sewing

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Try setting all your dials on the middle numbers, ex:# 5 if it goes 1-9.Check your manual if you have one. Check on scrap material with every project and adjust tension accordingly.

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