How to Adjust the tension on Brother CS6000i Sewing Machine

Updated: Dec 5, 2021

It's nothing more annoying than discovering problems with your stitches while you are sewing. if the stitches have loops or looks bad, there is a big chance that your tension is wrong. Sometimes you just have to retread the machine, but on rare occasions, you might have to do a tension adjustment on your Brother CS6000i sewing machine.

How to Confirm Tension issues

Thankfully, it's easy to discover tension issues. On which side the loops appear can tell us a lot about how we can solve the issue.

  • If the tension is to tight, loops will appear on the top of the fabric.

  • If the tension is to lose, loops will appear on the back of the fabric.




How to Adjust Tension on Brother CS 6000i

The Tension adjuter Brother CS6000i

When you identify the need to do tension adjustment it's easily done by turning the tension selector on the top of the sewing machine. turn the wheel left to increase the tension, and right do decrease the tension. Don't put on to much tension as it can lead to needle fatigue or break the needle.


Other issues that can lead to tension problems:

If you have tried adjusting the tension, there can be other issues that can lead to tension issues.

Below you can see the list of the most commonly known tension problems.

The Sewing machine isn't threaded correctly

Retread the machine with the pressure foot up, to loosen the tension discs and the needle in a down position.

The pressure foot isn't correctly installed

Re-attach the pressure foot. Make sure you have a pressure foot that fits your sewing machine

The wrong type of bobbin or error while wounding the bobbin.

Try a different type of bobbin or rewound the bobbin.


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