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Beth1
« on: November 05, 2011 02:42:18 AM »

Hi, I recently bought a Brother XL2620 sewing machine to replace my old Toyota which would frequently jam (apparently a common problem when it gets "too hot" ?!). I mainly like to do freehand machine embroidery with it but I'm having major problems working out the right tension. I'm sewing with a hoop onto cotton but whether I have the tension at the highest, lowest or anything in between it's constantly loopy or creates a 'birds nest' on the reverse. I read in a machine embroidery guide that the presser foot should always be down, even if you don't use it, as this affects tension. I tried that and the bird's nest was worse than ever! (But the top thread was actually improved) Any advice anyone?? I just shelled out for this brand new machine!!! thanks in advance  Grin
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amarok
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011 01:40:36 PM »

this sounds stupid but you are threading the machine with the foot up, aren't you? Grin the foot should be in a down position when sewing, yes, but otherwise not. try a few different threads as upper and bobbin thread and see if that makes any difference. try a new needle also, and cleaning the place where the bobbin is. otherwise, i'd advice you to go to a dealer and see if they can help you. there could be something wrong with the machine.
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