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Cleaning Upper Thread Path / Multi-Needle-Machine

Just like lampshades and overhead fans at home, your multi-needle machine deserves to be dust-free. It will sparkle and perform at its very best if you keep the upper thread path clean. Set aside 45 minutes to an hour to give it the full spa treatment.

Start by unthreading all ten needles. Slip the bristles of the small brush that comes with your machine under the upper thread guide to remove any lint. Clean the thread guide behind the tension discs.

Take a larger, natural bristle brush to clean around the tension disks.

To disassemble the tension disk, turn the black dial counter clockwise.

Set it aside.

Remove the spring (keep the top plastic part with the spring – it is a separate part).

Remove the plastic base.

Remove the tension disc and blue felt washer.

Remove the bottom felt washer.

Clean the base with the brush.

Place the bottom felt washer back on the base. Add the tension disc (magnet side down) with its blue washer on top.

Add the plastic base, spring and tension dial. Turn the dial clockwise to tighten. Repeat for all ten needles. After you’ve cleaned each tension disk, stitch the tension test design to critique the tension on each needle. Make any necessary adjustments.

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