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Brother XL-6562 - Extremely loose bottom stitches?

Is this a problem that I can fix? In order to get close to a proper stitch I need to have the upper tension set to the highest setting (8) and the lower stitches are still quite loose. I am sewing heavy webbing for dog collars and leashes using Coats & Clark Nylon Upholstery thread.
The bobbin is wound correctly as is the upper thread.
The problem has been slowly cropping up and has now reached the point where I can't work with it.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your time.

Brenda T.     July 2007
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TopTension is too loose....maybe a bit of thread in there

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Dave     March 2014
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In addition to Ken's good advice: I don't have this type of machine but I have had the problem of 'uneven' tension. First check the screw in the bobbin case - it may be too loose. (When I was in school taking sewing our teacher threatened us to never change that setting. Sometimes though it can loosen.) Next when you do change the tension for the upper thread make certain that the pressure foot is down. I would set this upper tension to the 'normal' setting for your machine then work with the bottom tension re the screw in the bobbin case. Also, check to ensure you are using the correct size of needle for the fabric / thread. Repeating what Ken said, make certain that the thread in the bobbin is in the correct direction. ... without a photo it is harder to describe but the thread should line up with the slit in the case. With case in left hand the slit is from bottom left to top right, thread on bobbin (in right hand) should be on top away from you / towards fingers (does that make sense?)
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D. Jorgensen     August 2007
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Hello Brenda,
It may sound silly but make sure that when you thread your machine up the thread goes completely between the tension discs, make sure you do not have any fluff in between the discs, the tension is very high indeed, should be about 4 or 5,
make sure you have the bobbin in the bobbin case the correct way round and make sure it will make a vast difference to the sewing, make sure when you thread the machine up that the presser foot is in the up position, try all this first, any problems either e-mail me or post another question.
Ken

drivewithken@blueyonder.co.uk     July 2007
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