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Singer-tension My machine is having a similar problem. The top thread looks fine while the under side is a complete mess and just pulls out. I have tried adjusting the tension over and over with no different results... do you have any other suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    I have the same problem:(
    It's frustrating


  • greencat Jan 04, 2009

    I bought this machine 4 months and have yet to sew anything because of this exact problem. I just got frustrated and gave up..

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You seem to have a tension problem or a threading problem. Try the following: Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} Tension assembly test. To do this test. Pull the thread through the tension assembly and test it to make sure the tension is working correctly.
(To do this test, adjust your tension setting to normal or medium or 5 or something in the middle. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through the tension. It should pull easily!! Lower the presser foot and pull the thread. It should pull noticeably harder.)
If it doesn’t work this way then you probably have a piece of thread or lint stuck inside the tension discs. To remove it, turn the tension to 0 zero and raise the presser foot.Using a small screwdriver, open the space between the discs and spray with canned or compressed air. The stuff should come out. Do the tension test again to make sure you got everything and then try sewing again.
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Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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Turn the handwheel so that the take-up lever is in the highest position.

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