Question about PfaFF Sewing Machines
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
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.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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
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
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.
Posted on Apr 01, 2010
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