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Message Board > Sewing Machines > viking sapphire NOT automatic tension ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Date: 9/14/12 11:40 PM

okay, I have a viking sapphire quilters edition, and for some reason, I have THE hardest time getting the tensions right.

I know the thread is SUPPOSED to have automatic thread tension, but it sooo does not happen for me. at all.

its always too tight or too lose or TOO something.

help please.

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Date: 9/15/12 0:03 AM

Can you post picks of stitches?

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Date: 9/15/12 8:27 AM

Calendria-I don't know the age of your machine, but there was a time period during which the Sapphires had major issues with tension. I actually returned mine at a loss after my dealer did not fix it to my satisfaction. Automatic is always relative, as selecting the fabric weight etc. doesn't determine everything. Hopefully you can find a solution.

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Date: 9/15/12 3:39 PM

well one problem that I keep on having, REGARDLESS of thread AND changing the needle is on the right side its great, on the bottom its wavy.

no matter what.

even after rethreading the bobbin and the thread through the needle. thanx so much.

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Date: 9/15/12 11:37 PM

okay, i talked to my local dealer and I'm gonna take it in next friday and have it worked on.

so sad I can't finish my project though

hopefully its something not terribly expensive and fixable, god willing.

thanx all for the help

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