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I have an Aldi Delta NM902-05 sewing machine which was stitching OK yesterday. Todya if it skipping a few stiches on the top sticth. My mum is the sewing whizz and she reckons it's the tension, however, it does not matter what number we change the tension to we are still getting some missed stitches. What do you suggest? Would cleaning it help? Thanks. Regards, Sarah.

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  • Learnin2sew Feb 19, 2009


    How do you do this???


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Sarah if the top tension is to tight it might slip stitches but as always when there is a problem with stitching you should change the needle and make sure it is in right.
Taking the needle plate of and cleaning with a fine brush around the bobbin and feeders will help and should be done regular.

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  • cnrockit Nov 02, 2010

    Hi - we bought an Aldi machine too - Delta FY780. I bought it but it wasn't used for about 8 months. When I used it it did exactly the same as the original question here, and no amount of adjusting would stop it missing stitches, about 1 in 12. It was new with demonstration sample attached which was perfect of course. It totally clean and I'm assuming its a brand new needle - sharp and no rust. Have others had the same problem with Aldi Delta sewing machines and if so what did you do to fix the problem please?

  • jacqueinemar Jul 06, 2011

    mine did the same now my pedal pack up i have just used it for first time in 3 years since i brought it from Adi now out of warranty so get get a replacement does anynoe know were i can get a new pedal


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