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

If no spare parts are required for a sewing machine tension recalibration will be a week in most cases.

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

Are tension problems with sewing machines and overlockers cost-effective 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 online form.

My sewing machine has a tension problem. 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 highly advised that a new check spring be used as this what has actually broken.

Discover more information in regards to sewing machine tension repair with the enquiry form.

I need information on adjusting the tension of my overlocker?

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 units or who need 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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janome x it is about 40 years old but in good order.the tensioner is not working, I have had a repair on this many years ago but it has just gone again.would you be able to say if it worth repair and if possible how much.


singer tension, sticking needle (possibly timing)


please can you quote me for a service on my brother sewing machine please. the tension on the top is fine but it bunches underneath from bobbin


havent used it for a long time as cant get the tension correct.


we are missing the screw which keeps our tension unit in place and before this the machine always skips stitches. its an old industrial brother.


i have an old new home machine which has worked beautifully until I altered the bobbin tension. now top and bottom thread playing up. can you help, please give me idea of cost. many thanks, katie.


brother x3thread tension mechanism is worn. we live in boshops lydeard


juki 1181n,hi, its not so much a repair, as a tension reset. could you please tell me how quickly you could come out and what your call out fees are.my address is, hilltop bungalow, carnkie, helston.


i have a bernina x the swing needle no longer works - it only sews in a straight line. it needs a repair, complete service and the tension needs repairing. I love it dearly, having owned it since new, 1980s. would you be able to help, please? thanks