Tension Control
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How long will it take to fix a tension issue with my sewing machine?

If no replacement parts are deemed necessary for a sewing machine tension recalibration will be a week in many cases.

Parts for rare models will be obtained from UK or USA suppliers which can result in a longer turnaround time.

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

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

Obtain estimates for sewing machine tension repair by utilising the enquiry form.

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

This is a commonly occurring 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 fluff 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.

Discover more information regarding sewing machine tension repair with the website form.

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

The staff would advise customers to check the manufacturer's manual or website for general operations.

The dedicated sewing machine tension repair service is aimed for customers who have damaged tension dial or who require 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

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singer curvythere`s lots of bunching up of thread on underside of stitching.maybe a tension problem?


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hi therei have an old singer x which needs servicing and tension adjusting. is it something you would be able to do? all electrical parts work so it`s just needs little tlc :) got it when I was between the jobs and wanted to fix it myself but alas...thanks nadya


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