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I have a pfaff tiptronic 6230 and the thread keeps bunching up under the material when i try to sew could you tell me what the standard settings should be to do a straight stitch. I have the G button down the wheel below the reverse stitch button is on 3 and the dial above the neddle area I don't know what that is supposed to be set on. It goes from 0-9. Please help if you can. I'm trying to make a baby quilt for a friend and it's over due. Thanks Kathi

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Hi Kathi it soulds like your not geting the thread in the tension unit.
Try this, thread the machine all the way to the needle but not in the eye.
Lift the presser foot up and down and pull on the thread at the same time.
You should feal the thread tension when the presser foot is down and not tension when it is up.
If this is the case then try and sew, if not then its not threaded right or your machine needs adjusting.
For were the tension dial should be set, I would put it on 4-5 for straigt and 3 for satin/button hole.

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