Re: Embroidery satin stitching tension
Before dragging your "tank" in for service I would recommend a more controlled test. Start with a properly stabilized fabric in the 140 x 140 hoop. Put a full bobbin in the machine, wound with whatever you plan to use, or a pre-wound if that's your choice. Thread the needle with a good quality embroidery thread in a contrasting color from the fabric and bobbin thread. Enter 2 or 3 uppercase letter I, in the medium (18mm) size. Stitch them out in the top of the hoop, leaving space for additional stitchouts. Stitch a sample with each bobbin case, one on each edge of the hoop.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Next remove the hoop and look at the back. Ideally you would see 3 stripes of thread on each letter, with needle, bobbin, needle in equal amounts - 1/3, 1/3, 1/3. If they are close to this, you are done. Use whichever bobbin case gave that result.
If you see too much needle thread, with almost no bobbin showing, then there is not enough needle tension. If you see almost no needle thread, then there is too much needle tension. Touch the SET key, then the Embroidery Mode key (left of the flag). Page 1 of 6, first item, is the adjustment for automatic tension. To increase tension (too much needle showing) touch the + key. If the bottom is mostly bobbin showing, touch the - key. Just make 1 adjustment, then stitch another sample. Repeat until you have it right, or run out of adjustments. If you got it right, go celebrate. If not, you may have to drag the tank in to see your dealer. In that case you should take a bobbin with you so they can test it with what you actually use.
Before you round up a crew of stout men to drag said tank out to your car, you might also try adjusting the yellow dot bobbin case. Since you are happy with the red dot case, DO NOT TOUCH that one. With the yellow dot case, if you have mostly bobbin on the bottom, turn the slotted screw at the 6 o'clock position on the case clockwise about 1/8 of a turn. If the bottom has almost no bobbin showing, make the adjustment counter-clockwise. Make only SMALL changes and test after each one. If you don't see anything changing after 3 adjustments, or you have adjusted the screw as much as 1/2 turn, then it's time to see the dealer. If you get it right, rejoice and use the yellow dot case for embroidery.
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