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The upper thread pulls into the tension adjuster, and it becomes impossible to sew. D25001 machine

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Adjust the bobbin case. theres a small screw that adjusts the stitch +/-. However you can purchase a new bobbin case and i t should already be adjusted when you buy it. Any sewing supply store should have them. be sure to take the old bobbin with you, so you get one thats the same. Have fun sewing!

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SOURCE: Upper thread wraps around bobbin mechanism, while sewing


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SOURCE: Brother Industrial Machine Tension

This is an answer to another person with a similar complaint. Try the suggestion below, it may fix the problem.

From your description it appears that you have tried tension settings on the upper tension control adjustment knob without success.
Check that the bobin tension is adjusted correctly by taking out the bobin complete with the spool.
Pull the cotton thread and it should be a smooth light pressure if the tension is correct. If it is tight to pull or pulls freely then adjust the tension screw which is found on the outside of the bobbin. The screw is very small and requires a minature size screwdriver. The adjustment will only be a slight turn of the screw one way or the other to obtain the correct tension(depending if it was loose or tight).
Once this is set reinstall the bobin and tread up the machine, hopefully with the upper tension set at approx."2" the machine will sew correctly.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008


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SOURCE: Upper Thread Breaks!!!

Hi, here are some reasons why the thread is breaking :-)

  • Threading is not correct.
  • Thread has a knot in it.
  • Thread tension is too tight.
  • Needle is bent or blunt or has a sharp eye.
  • Needle is wrong size.
  • Needle has been inserted wrong.
  • Needle and thread does not match.
  • Starting to stitch too fast.
  • Thread take-up lever has not been threaded.

  • Hope this helps.

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    SOURCE: I can't get the tension on my sewing machine

    It is possible that you threaded the machine with the presser foot down.

    This creates loopy stitching because the thead never entered the tension control. Foot down = closed tension.

    Put the settings back to their normal settings.

    Raise the presser foot and re thread the machine.

    Posted on Feb 21, 2010


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    SOURCE: How to adjust the bobbin tension?

    On a sewing machine, the first "knob" in the threading process is usually the tension.

    Try threading the machine with the presser foot up, first. Sew a few stitches and then make adjustments as needed - right is a tighter and left is looser when turning the tension adjustment.

    I would recommend buying sewing machine. These little gadgets are cute, but they just don't do that well and are not worth the stress they create.

    Posted on Mar 18, 2010

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