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How to adjust the tension
The standard factory tension setting is the midpoint--midway between the highest and lowest. Tension will need to be adjusted to suit the needle, thread, and fabric for the current project. A sewist should be comfortable making these adjustments to achieve the best tension. The correct tension is achieved when the upper thread and bobbin thread meet in the middle of the fabric--neither the bobbin thread is pulled to the top of the fabric nor is the upper thread being pulled to the underside of the fabric.
on Oct 21, 2015
Not picking up bobbin thread
try rethreading the machine top & bobbin
put in a new needle
make sure the bobbin is not over wound
make sure the bobbin is turned the right way in the bobbin case
make sure the bobbin case is inserted correctly in to the machine
if the machine still doesn't pick up the bobbin thread it's possible that
the machine is out of time
on Aug 29, 2012
1.the needle is not inserted correctly
2.the needle is damaged
3.the wrong size needle is being used
4.the foot is not attached correctly
on Jul 12, 2012
Makes too much noise
Check that your needle is fully up into the needle housing, and is in flat shank to the back.
Also change the needle if it has been in the machine for more than 6 hours of sewing as the needle will go blunt and this can make squeaking or popping sounds as you stitch.
Lastly, are you sure that the bobbin case is in correctly and hasn't been put in incorrectly. It should have a stitch finger which locks up into the top of the rotary hook if its a vertical bobbin case and bobbin design which I'm pretty sure your machine is.
on Oct 10, 2011
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