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 will 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

tension seems very loose underneath and also power does not always run properly. machine is a 36 year old singer


problem with tension...gathering up material and skipping stitches.


hi, I have a brother innovis x special edition. the thread is very tight and hard to pull through even on the lowest tension. also auto-threading mechanism is not working. hoping you can help.


not sure what the problem is with my machine but could be tension related. puckering of cotton underneath thread breaking not sure if I am threading machine correctly. needle not collecting thread from bobbin. etccould you send me a rough quote to fix please kind regards


i think my problem is tension


hi,im not sure if you could take a look at a very old singer magic 9 sewing machine. it works but when trying to sew, the threat from the bobbin, clumps on the underside and stops the machine working. i`ve tried to adjust the tension which has had a bit more success but not resolved the issue. it was my nans machine so is quite sentimental to me. I would say it needs a good service but i`ve not done anything to it such as cleaning it up for fear of breaking it. due to its age im not sure if it is repairable or what the cost would be. would you be able to advise a rough cost? the number above is my mums number as I cannot answer my phone during working hours.kind regards


i have a singer machine, and the last time I used it christmas time. the bottom stitches were missing every now and then the rest quite tight. I have checked the tension made sure everything was clean, changed the cotton and spool. i€™m at a loss and need the machine for my work. can someone please tell me how much it would be to have checked over and serviced at the same time please many thanks in advance


singer. having problems with the stitching as looping badly despite changing tension.


overlocker service. tension needs resetting.


i have a very simple singer sewing machine. nuova facility; model # x serial number c22392239. there is something wrong with the tension on my machine. I have tried everything. I oiled, dusted, even bought a new holder for the bobbin. the plastic bobbins somehow don`t rotate freely. also the top thread gets loopy every 10 cm or so. there is something wrong beyond my capacity, please help. I live in cambridge, but I would be very happy to bring the machine to you. thank you, trui malten


tension problems on top


new home sewing machine. about 25 years old. the tension needs fixing. also there is a broken needle stuck inside and I keep breaking needles. could do with a repair and service. how much would this be, and where are you based?thank youkay phelps