by toogie 22 Sep 2017

Cuties good morning, I have a problem. My top tension is too tight. I can't remember do I go- or + to loosen the tension? I can't remember....


by rescuer Moderator 22 Sep 2017

I would run dental floss through the thread path before making adjustments. I find a bit of old thread making its way through the path, messes up the tension.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 23 Sep 2017

Make sure it is UNWAXED dental floss or you will make a big mess!

by asterixsew Moderator 22 Sep 2017

Hopefully by now you have sorted yourself and the problem out and are up and running again

by kustomkuddle 22 Sep 2017

Makes me think of my Dad years ago teaching me about screws. He always said. Righty tighty, lefty lucy! lol

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toogie by toogie 22 Sep 2017

We hear that here too.

by graceandham 22 Sep 2017

And my teacher always said upper tension is lower tension, so reset your bobbin - this was for Janome machines and may not apply to all brands, but it has worked for me.

toogie by toogie 22 Sep 2017

And my old teacher said NEVER adjust the bobbin case screw!

noah by noah 22 Sep 2017

I was taught the same lol

sewist1 by sewist1 22 Sep 2017

With the Janomes I had there was a mark at which the bobbin screw was set. To reset it you loosened the screw and then put it back to where it was originally.

by deltabelle55 22 Sep 2017

Lower number (-) decreases tension. Higher number (+) makes it tighter. :)

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toogie by toogie 22 Sep 2017