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« on: March 18, 2008 07:55:39 PM »

I do not understand how to change the tension on my machine.  Using a scrap of fabric I tested out different tension numbers but they all seemed similar.  Is my machine broken or do I just not know how to change the tension. 

Can anyone help me?
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2008 09:51:47 AM »

yes, somebody help, I have done the same thing, somebody at work said I need to get it re-calibrated?  Its less than a year old! help!
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008 01:10:51 PM »

First, re thread it- sounds silly I know. If your thread is not properly wedged between the upper tension bits adjusting it won't do anything.
Less than a year old is is either very good or very bad if the above trick doesn't work. Either it's flawed & should still be under warranty or you got a poor quality machine and are using it harder than it was designed for. Double check that you didn't just miss something simple. If it's truly out of alignment I would NOT pay to get it fixed, I would demand factory repair or replacement all together, I hope you saved your recipt or paid with a credit card.
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2008 02:47:23 PM »

thank so much penlowe  Smiley  I will try to re-thread it again, I did go in and clean out the bobbin case area and that seemed to help a little bit. Mine is a kennmore.  I am pretty sure I do not have my receipt, but most likely I did pay with a credit card.  Thanks for your advice. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008 03:18:05 PM »

Ah Smiley Sears is pretty good on returns & such, I mean, where else do you buy Kenmore? I could be wrong, but the most recent Kenmore machines I've seen bear a striking resemblance to Janome (All Kenmore is another brand in disguise), which bodes well for long term stability but if an actual repair is needed might take a while.
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