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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Duncan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 May 2009 at 6:36am
Well, the machine is back from the shop, but now the upper tension is not released when you lift the foot. This is a major inconvenience, because it is nearly impossible to take away your workpiece.

Hmmm..
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Sounds like maybe they set the tension assembly core too far out of the machine casting. It might just need to be loosened and pushed back a touch. Before doing so, open the end of the machine and look for the connection. It will generally be a lever, which when the presser foot is raised, that pivots forward to make contact with a rod that exits the back of the tension assembly. If the tension assembly core is too far forward the pivot will not make enough contact with the rod and the discs will not open. The solution is to push the core in more, but not so much that when the presser foot is down that there is still contact between the rod and the pivot. In other words, there must be a gap when the foot is down. This ensures that the discs are tight and applying proper tension to the thread.
 
If you can not get this adjusted well the workaround is to rock the balance wheel as you remove the fabric from the machine. By rocking the wheel you are pulling the thread from the tension plates and creating slack in the thread at each rotation.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Duncan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 June 2009 at 4:15pm
Originally posted by MattGrant MattGrant wrote:


If you can not get this adjusted well the workaround is to rock the balance wheel as you remove the fabric from the machine. By rocking the wheel you are pulling the thread from the tension plates and creating slack in the thread at each rotation.



I talked to the repair shop and apparantly they cannot make it work for the thick thread. I have to live with it...
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