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    Has anybody got tension problems???

    Utube Videos about tensions -

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2TcJ...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMNBt...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tktkr...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ftHGCfU39M


    Our own Muv also has a video about tensions

    How to adjust the Tension on a Vintage Long Bobbin Sewing Machine - 1934 Singer 128K Indian Star
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S43_-..._order&list=UL

    If you are NOT into video and want some instructions here is good information - a bit more details than the video as well. http://www.tfsr.org/pub/technical_in...echanism_2.pdf
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    Thanks so much!! I can't get the link to Muv's video to come up, it says there is an error on the page?
    Last edited by jillnjo; 12-03-2011 at 05:30 AM.
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    http://www.youtube.com/user/Muvandfa.../5/S43_-Z6C114 see if this works better for Muv's video on tensions. Her other videos are excellent as well. Grab some tea and enjoy.
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    I have a picture of how a Japanese 15 should look threaded but it won't load on here, sigh.
    If it is not threaded through the tension right - it won't work. Thread has to go across the machine, through the tension, through the spring then up over the tension bar (if it has one), through the take up lever and on down through what ever thread guides then into the needle from the left. The needle has to go in according to the manual.
    Last edited by miriam; 12-03-2011 at 06:10 AM.
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    Try checking the pressure regulator on the top of the machine above the pressure foot.

    http://www.westsidesewing.com/wss/tips/art_pt08.pdf
    Info on pressure regulator

    http://www.ask.com/questions-about/S...e-Presser-Foot maybe something on there on how to use the pressure regulator

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5976861_chan...g-machine.html
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    http://vssmb.blogspot.com/search/lab...ion%20assembly some times there is good info on people's blogs - this blog has a lot of good info
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    sorry. can't resist. tension problems? yup. but i eat a lot of chocolate...it helps.
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    YES!!!!!!!!! lotsa chocolate!
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    Thanks for the links--I've used the TFSR site many times. Love the detail and trouble shooting there.
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    Thanks for the links--I've used the TFSR site many times. Love the detail and trouble shooting there.
    Yes - that site has real good info - I had one I was stumped on and that site got me through it.
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    Thanks Miriam it helped me with my tention troubles.

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    Here I thought you were talking about stress type tension. lol Although one tension problem will begat the other I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hershery View Post
    Thanks Miriam it helped me with my tention troubles.
    Always glad to relieve your tension problems.
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    I have tension but it has nothing to do with sewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna.425 View Post
    I have tension but it has nothing to do with sewing.
    a couple aspirin or some tension tamer tea???
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I have a picture of how a Japanese 15 should look threaded but it won't load on here, sigh.
    If it is not threaded through the tension right - it won't work. Thread has to go across the machine, through the tension, through the spring then up over the tension bar (if it has one), through the take up lever and on down through what ever thread guides then into the needle from the left. The needle has to go in according to the manual.
    Here is a scan from the manual with one of my 15 clones, that has the threading a little different, in that it goes through the disks, over the bar, then the spring, then take-up lever, etc. It had me confused at first, until I thought about how some have the little bar built in sort of, that you pull through the spring and ending up going over the bar so you get the same effect here.
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    so you are saying it goes through the disks up over that bar, back down through the spring and then up to the lever. WOW. I think I had one that didn't even have that bar.
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    link for some info - talks about newer machines http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/...nsion/page/all
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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t130484.html
    I want to add this beautifully made tutorial on here - Thanks to thepolyparrot!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna.425 View Post
    I have tension but it has nothing to do with sewing.
    take a couple aspirin I guess....

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    looks like some of these links need to be checked to see if they are still there.
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    Hi Miriam,
    thanks a bunch for all the links..they do work..here is what I found some need to do to get them to show up on their computer..when an 'error' message is displayed..try going to the address bar on top of the page where the www. starts and shorten the link by putting your cursor on the end and hit back space, eliminate some of the letters and numbers and you should then arrive at a the page or a close approximation of the page the person copying the links gave you. Hope this helps..
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    looks like some of these links need to be checked to see if they are still there.
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