Tension Control
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How long will it take to resolve a tension problem with my sewing machine?

If no replacement parts are needed for a sewing machine tension repair will be a week in many cases.

Parts for obsolete models shall be sourced from UK or USA suppliers which can result in a longer turnaround time.

Are tension problems with sewing machines and overlockers economical to repair?

Yes in many of cases a tension problem with your sewing machine or overlocker can be repaired at a low cost.

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My sewing machine has tension problems. What could the cause be?

This is a standard repair issue for sewing machines which is often the result of someone trying to sew fabric too thick for the machine or they have changed their thread and lint has become caught in the tension discs.

If you are certain that the tension unit is broken, then it is normally recommended that a new check spring be fitted as this what has actually broken.

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I need advice on calibrating the tension of my sewing machine?

The team would recommend customers to check the manufacturer's manual or website for general troubleshooting.

The specialist sewing machine tension repair service is intended for customers who have broken tension dial or who want servicing of their machine as well.

Sewing Machine Tension Repairs

Professional sewing machine tension repairs at fully equipped repair centres with access to the best parts and tools needed for a long lasting and reliable repair.

The technicians have the experience to repair premium sewing machine machines and overlockers to a functioning condition again.

They always take a thorough and professional approach to resolving tension problems on sewing machines form domestic and commercial customers.

Most tension problems with your sewing machine can be repaired at a low cost so why wait any longer?

To arrange a sewing machine tension repair, just enquire with the website form shown on this website.

Please be aware that budget sewing machine brands found in supermarkets and catalogues such as Argos, Aldi, Lidl, Ikea and E&R are not cost-effective to repair due to the low quality parts used.

Sewing machine tension repair

Sewing Machine Tension Replacement

Many sewing machines come fitted with a tension control dial that is used to control the tension of the upper thread.

When tension is correctly set, the top thread and bobbin thread will produce uniformed stitches. When the tension is too tight, the switch will begin to pucker and break.

If your sewing machine tension is too loose, the stitches will also be very loose.

Common issues associated with sewing machine tension problems include:

• Skipped stitches
• Thread too tight
• Thread too loose
• Tension unit broken

It should be noted that unless your tension unit is actually broken, a tension problem can often result from other factors not associated with tension problems such as bent or dull needle, poor quality thread and lint or thread caught in bobbin tension discs.

Tension repair for sewing machines and overlockers covers all the major brands including Elna, Husqvarna Viking, Pfaff, Brother, Singer to name but a few examples.

The team are proud of their excellent customer service and responses to customer enquiries about sewing machine repair services.

Just check out some of the recent testimonials on the right from customers throughout the UK mainland who have used the sewing machine service from the helpful and friendly technicians.

The vast majority of sewing machine tension repairs are provided by a collection and delivery service which can be arranged at a convenient time from your home or workplace.

For more information regarding sewing machine tension repair just fill in the website form displayed on this website and you will receive a response by email or phone shortly.

Recent Enquires

thread tension needs to be looked at as often get stuck and thread then snapps




1: jones (jones brothers) 2: toyota 200both over 20years old. haven`t been used in a long time. have oiled both. the toyota runs, but the thread tension below isn`t right. have tried everything to fix, but think it must be the bobbin case.the jones just seems to have seized up completely, despite being oiled


singer 107w5 / w808412cannot sort tension. top thread breaks immediately. feeder foot needs attention tooamongst other stuff!


singer. would like it serviced, machine is 50 years old was running fine ,but now my tension is wrong think the adjustment knob may need replacing, other than that it is fine. can you help if so how much would it cost?i live in sawbridgeworth could get it dropped off in stortford


singer. missing stitches. bobbin stitch bunching. tension not right.


machine not computerised and not used that much but bobbin thread catches and bunches up catching fabric tension not right light broken and I think in need of a clean and service. thanks.


brother vx 1125came to me with tension knob disassembled and missing at least the spring, possibly more parts. would need new spring at least and reassembly of the tension knob


helloi recently used my machine to darn some denim. I dropped the feeds and used free motion sewing. since then the machine stitches are not working properly. on straight stitch the top thread misses the first few stitches and are uneven. on zigzag the stitches are crooked and uneven with the bobbin thread pulled through in loops.i have changes the needle and adjusted the tension but to no avail.i would also be interested in a general service for my brother px100 machine.


singer 6136general service, some minor tension issues


juki x no major fault, just overdue a service, thread tension is way out. needs looking over


singer machine . the tension seems to have gone and I can€™t get it to rectify!