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Top thread breaking

My Machine is nearly new and has hardly been used. It was working well the first few times then suddenly the top thread started breaking after sewing for about an inch. I have not changed the tension from factory settings

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I would try loosening the tension a little. Is it real cheap thread? Sometimes that will give you a problem. I would look into the owners manual for more suggestions.

Posted on Feb 12, 2012

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Bobbin thread breaks

Things to check for thread breakage (top or bottom)

1. Good thread in the machine - not hand thread, cheap thread, quilting thread.
2. A burr on the hook - a small nick on the hook can grab and tear threads, however this usually causes the top thread to tear, not the bottom
3. Make sure a new needle is in the machine - one made for the material you are sewing
4. The bobbin must be installed to rotate in the correct direction in your bobbin case
5. And I'll say it anyway - tensions - the primary cause of thread breaking - Remember, there are TWO tensions in a sewing machine, top and bottom. Also, the thread you see on the bottom of the stitch is the top thread, and vice-versa.

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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SOURCE: Thread breaking

have you tried to use a different type of needle such as a metallic ? this type of needle has a larger eye than regular and helps to keep some of my embroidery threads from breaking. also can you sloe the speed of the machine down? i sometimes found this helped me in embroidering. hope this helps.

Posted on May 06, 2008

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SOURCE: bernina 180 thread breaking and tension problems

First make sure that you are using a new needle in the proper size. A needle with burrs on it will cause the bird's nest problem. Also, is the thread you are using old? My repair guy told me to keep my filled bobbins in the freezer to maintain their humidity, and that has made a world of difference in my stitching. Finally, how long has it been since you had the machine cleaned and serviced, and was it by an authorized Bernina repair shop? Bernina machines have special screws that only Bernina authorized repair people have - I discovered that when I took my machine in to someone who was not authorized only to have the timing go off in a matter of weeks. The authorized repair guy found clumps of thread that had been air blasted into the inner works of the machine and those clumps were getting caught up in the new stitching and causing the same problems you described. Good luck!

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: My serger will only sew a few inches, then the

Been there, done that. Old serger almost went out the window more than once.

Raise the thread antenna and loopers to their highest positions.

Set the tensions to zero. If your serger has auto-tension, raise the presser foot as this also opens the tensions.

Begin threading from the right as indicated in your manual or on the door of the serger.

If this continues, the serger may need to be serviced as the timing could be the problem.

Ask before leaving the serger as the service cost usually starts around $100.

I finally gave in and bought a Babylock with instant jet-air threading.

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My sewing machine keep sewing a little bit but breaks the thread everytime the bottom thread is at 0 and 1 my top thread is at 2 or 3 and the top thread breaks please tell me what wrong I am new too.


possibly the top thread is being restricted in movement
check that the thread is between the tension plates and not behind it or knotted up in the way it is threaded
pull on the needle thread and it should move with a steady pull not very hard
if it is not moving fairly easily the check how you have the thread installed
also old thread will break easily as the bonding used to keep the strands together breaks down and is difficult for the thread to slide though the needle
another point is the needle to hook timing and the clearance there as well .
if there is a problem there , the hook will split the thread from the needle and break it
if you still have problems , take it to a sewing machine service center ( any one ) and they will advise of the problem and show you how to fix it

Oct 20, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Top thread keeps breaking


Don't ship it back and the problem is not the tension settings. Even on the tightest setting the thread should not break. Most likely the machine is not threaded correctly. Possibly, you are using too thick a thread or a needle that is too small.

Solution back to basics:
1. verify that you are not using upholstery thread. Use a standard cotton poly mix.
2. the bobbin thread should be the same as the top thread.
3. consider watching a video showing the machine being threaded and make sure the needle is in the top position.
4. sew a test pattern on a normal weight fabric like an undershirt - avoid very thick material.

If this solves your problem then change one item at a time. Use a heaver thread if that is what you want. If it works ok then go to a thicker material, etc. Do not change two or more things at a time..If you have a problem it makes it hard to identify the source.

Dec 13, 2013 | Brother PE770 Computerized Sewing Machine

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LOWER BOBBIN BINDING UP


Readjust the needle timing and check the thread tensions top and bottom.

Jun 09, 2013 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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I have a Toyota RS2000 sewing machine. The thread has suddenly started breaking, and I am getting big bundles of thread under the fabric. What is wrong please?


try a top thread tension of 4

change to a new needle

clean under the needle plate & in bobbin area for lint or loose threads

also rethread machine top thread & bobbin just incase thread is catching somewhere

make sure the thread doesn't come off the thread take up lever

check to see if there are any burrs on the needle plate or the bobbin

Aug 10, 2011 | Toyota Sewing Machines

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Necchi 535FA--the tension seems to be off. The thread keeps breaking or pulling out of the needle. When i sew on cotton it was working then when I switched to a stretchy faux crushed velvet the tread...


Good day!

please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
TROUBLE;UPPER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
This could be trouble;================Do this;
1.Top tension to tight================loosen tension 1 turn
2.Machine improperly threaded=========check threading
3.Thread twisted on guide post========"
4.Thread twisted out of tension======="
5.Take up spring bent or broken=======Check action of spring
6.Thread jumped off pull off finger===Check threading
7.Needle bent or burred===============new needle
8.Bad cone of thread==================try another cone
TROUBLE;LOWER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
1.Bobbin tensionspring to tight=======Loosen tension slightly
2.Bobbin threaded wrong===============check threading
3.Bobbin wound to tight or uneven=====try new bobbin
4.lint or thread on bobbin case=======clean inside case
5.Lint or thread inside hook==========clean inside hook
6.Bobbin case nicked bent or burred===check/change case
TROUBLE;MACHINE STARTED SKIPPING STITCHES;
1.Needle bent or burred===============change
2.Needle set in crooked===============Check
3.Thread jumped off take up spring====check threading
4.Thread jumped off pull off finger===check threading
TROUBLE STITCHES SHOWING LOOPS;
1.Forming loops on top of cloth=======Tighten bobbin tension
======================================or loosen top tension.
2.forming loops on bottom of cloth====Tighten top tension
3.Bobbin placed in case incorrectly===remove and replace
4.Bobbin thread slipped from under====check threading of
tension===============================bobbin case
5.Lint or thread in top tension=======clean between tension discs


Thank you and good luck.

Jun 06, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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Thread breakage


You may have a small amount of lint stuck in the machine somewhere...or the thread is hanging up somewhere in the thread process.
If you have a drop in bobbin, make sure it spins counter clockwise when in the machine.
If you have a front or side loading bobbin...make sure that when you have the bobbin case (with the bobbin in it) laying in the palm of your hand, so you see the bobbin...that the bobbin spins counter clockwise (when the bobbin case is in the machine, the thread is going clockwise). This can be confusing.

Try a new needle.

Also, if you are working with cottons or any WOVEN fabrics, you want to use a sharp (topstitch is great, has larger eye for easier threading), or a universal needle. For Knits or polyester...fleece, minkie, etc...use a ball point needle. If you use a ball point needle on wovens, or a sharp/universal on knits, you will get skipped stitches.
When your machine is threaded, and the foot is down...pull on the thread (pull towards the back of the machine) coming out of the needle...the needle will flex a little (not a lot) and then the thread will pull out...will be hard, but the thread should not break. Most tensions for sewing are between 4-5 on the dial. If your dial has no numbers...then 1/8 of a turn, test & if its still breaking, loosen a tad more and try again.
Always hold onto the top and bobbin thread until you have taken a few stitches, this will prevent nesting and jamming.
I don't have a machine like yours, but am giving you what I have learned over the years from the many, many machines I have owned.
If none of the above work, you may need to have the machine serviced, as the timing may be off a bit.
Marge

May 14, 2010 | Husqvarna Designer I

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Thread frays and breaks when sewing and embroidering.


Make sure that the machine is threaded correctly, that the needle is in properly, that the bobbin case and bobbin are both inserted correctly and that you are not using old thread.

Make sure that there is a new needle in the machine and loosen the top tension about a number

You need to carefully re-thread the machine.
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Aug 03, 2009 | Janome Memory Craft 9000 Computerized...

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Thread breaking with my MegaQuilter,


The problem you describes sounds like it maybe caused by a burr along the thread path. Does the thread shred or does it appear to be cut? Does this only happen with so fine or with other threads as well? Take your finger or if that doeswork use a cotton ball, along the thread path, you are looking for a sharp spot that will be causing your thread to shred. Change you needle for a new one, Make sure you put it in the correct way. Also if these don't do the trick hand wheel the needle up and down a few times. make sure that there isn't a burr in the throat plate from a broken needle and observe near the bobbin case and timing finger that the needle isn't rubbing against something( you might want to use a magnifing glass). i hope this helps. I know how frustrating it can be .

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Baby lock EMP6 problem. Machine works great then suddenly bobbin thread starts puling through the design. I have ajusted the tension on the thread, removed all of the thread, cleaned all of the tension...


Have you tried changing out the bobbin case? you may have a small burr or scratch. A new one cost about 20$ I think. I have had to replace mine before and it is always good to have a new one on hand.

hollie

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Sewing machine either breaks thread or comes unthreaded every time i try to sew.


Your threading is not right, totally remove your thread and rethread according to the manual directions and dvd. If, you still have problems call Singer at 1-800-4singer

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