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Sewsillymom
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Date: 7/21/14 7:02 PM

Hi, I bought a used Emore a while ago. When I first brought it home the bobbin thread showed on top, and when I went to adjust it I found that the tension was already at -8, the lowest the top tension could go. Since it was a new to me machine and I wanted it checked out anyway, I brought it in for a service and afterward it stitched out beautifully until just the other day when the bobbin thread started showing again. I had just moved the machine, without incident, from one sewing table to another but that's probably a coincidence. I checked the top tension and realized it was still set at -8 (it stitched so perfectly when I got it home, I never thought to check whether the serviceman had put it back to midrange settings) and so I went to try and tighten the bobbin case and the tension screw is as tight as it will go and the head of the screw looked like it was a bit scratched up (possibly from over tightening?). Anyway, its a couple hours drive to the dealer and it did stitch out great for quite a while so rather than going that route, I ordered a replacement bobbin case because I want to see if that solves the problem. I do love this machine and when it stitched right it was beautiful. So anyway, my question is: What is the normal setting for the top tension? Mine has always been -8 so I'm not sure what is "normal" and I want to start at the closest to the general setting when I put the new case in an adjust from there. Wow sorry for being so long winded, but if you can help me with this I'd really appreciate it. TIA
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Date: 7/21/14 7:24 PM

Oh darn, this should have been under machine embroidery, sorry.

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Date: 7/21/14 9:26 PM

Okay, pretty sure its the bobbin case. Hubby got it to tighten a little more and it stitched out much better but the next time wasn't so good and when we checked the screw it had loosened. Hopefully all will be fine again once the new case gets here. (I hope, I hope, I hope)

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Date: 7/22/14 4:00 PM

I don't have an emore ( the name makes me think of Eeyore) but If I get a piece of lint or fuzz stuck under the spring of my bobbin case in any machine, sometimes no matter how I turn that screw, it's still pretty much held wide open just thread wise. If so, I use the edge of a credit card or maybe the tip of a seam ripper or a pin to knock the piece of lint/fuzz out of there.

When I get new sunglasses I just even hit the little screws that hold the arms onto them, with some clear nail polish, just because I toss my Sun glasses even on the dash of a car, and then the car vibration and just normal use makes them loosen up and fall out even sometimes. So a dab of clear nail polish is kind of like my "lock tight" on those. You might be able to do that with your bobbin case screw too. Even if getting a new case. Having an extra spare bobbin case is kind of a good thing, on any machine.
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In reply to beauturbo

Date: 7/22/14 10:25 PM

I will try that with the screw and if the new case works too, then all the better. Thank you so much for the good advice! And your eeyore comment gave me a giggle. Thanks for that too.

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Subject: Topic moved Date: 7/24/14 2:37 PM

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