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....

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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!

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by asterixsew Moderator 22 Sep 2017

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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by deltabelle55 22 Sep 2017

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

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toogie by toogie 22 Sep 2017

Thanks!

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