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    Brother PE770

    Anyone have this machine?..
    I would just like to ask what your top tension setting is thanks RitaFaye
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    Mine is set at -4 , I usually don't mess with the tension.
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    Thanks wow -4

    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    Mine is set at -4 , I usually don't mess with the tension.
    The reason I asked is I think my tension is off a bit and I went to the brother site for the test pattern
    and it said to make sure it was set at 4 I have always left mine alone as well from the day I bought it
    which was 00......anyhooooo on the stitchout it was pretty tight set at 4 *LOL* then I wasn't sure just exactly what it should be set at........but now I believe it is the lower tension and not the upper tension.......thanks for your answer........Rita
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    Mine is set at -4 , I usually don't mess with the tension.
    Chasing Hawk: Do you like this machine? Use it a lot? I'm on the verge of buying one! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RitaFaye View Post
    The reason I asked is I think my tension is off a bit and I went to the brother site for the test pattern
    and it said to make sure it was set at 4 I have always left mine alone as well from the day I bought it
    which was 00......anyhooooo on the stitchout it was pretty tight set at 4 *LOL* then I wasn't sure just exactly what it should be set at........but now I believe it is the lower tension and not the upper tension.......thanks for your answer........Rita
    Hi Rita,

    Check the bobbin case. Take it apart and if you have to use a magnifying glass to check the bobbin case very closely.
    Mine had a tiny speck of lint in where the thread goes through the tension adjusting spring.and it messed up the whole stitching.

    Chase
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Bonnie View Post
    Chasing Hawk: Do you like this machine? Use it a lot? I'm on the verge of buying one! Thanks!
    Yes I do......it is simple to use and I've never had a problem other than user error *LOL*
    it is learning process tho......good luck if you buy one Rita
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    Hi Rita,

    Check the bobbin case. Take it apart and if you have to use a magnifying glass to check the bobbin case very closely.
    Mine had a tiny speck of lint in where the thread goes through the tension adjusting spring.and it messed up the whole stitching.

    Chase
    Thanks Chase I will do that.........
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    Depends on what I'm making, but usually -2
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    I have never touched the tension after the first time I tried to. I took it back to the shop and they said there was nothing wrong with it. It did not make a pretty stitch and still doesn't!

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    How very strange... I am also seriously thinking about buying this machine! Did not think to ask questions on this board because it's an embroidery-only machine. I guess quilters embroider a lot too...

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    I bought one and have never used it, When it was time to get instructions I was in hospital and was not able to attend the class and there has not been another given. I have had my machine for 2 years. Someday I will take the time to figure it out. Too busy quilting right now.

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    I have one and really like it - I have tension set at the 00 it came with - I did have a problem sometimes with the threading of the top thread - right at the take-up lever there was a microscopic piece of plastic making it a little difficult to get the thread seated properly. Once I started threading that part backwards (from the needle back up through the machine, (you can see the thread drop properly through that little window in front of the take-up lever), I haven't had any problem. I probably could file it off but I am concerned with getting the dust into the machine, so I just learned to do it that way.

    As for quilting - yes, there are a lot of beautiful designs out there as well as being able to actually quilt blocks on embroidery machines - it is getting more and more popular. :-)

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    I just purchased one and am having the same problem. I was in a class at the quilt shop a couple of days ago and was told that I would have to bring it in to have it recalibrated. I was also told that adjusting the tension in the display would simply reset each time the machine was turned off. I am hesitant to believe this but have not had a chance to play with it. I am just glad to know that I am not the only one and it isn't a loose screw between the seat and the fabric. (me) dhrladyracer
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