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Thread getting caught

Sometimes the thread in my machine gets caught coming from the top spool. It is stuck so fast that the needle bends or it sometimes breaks regardless of the thread I use. I've take it apart and cleaned it but I'm not sure exactly where it is catching.

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Re: Thread getting caught

Make checks on the bobbin case that holds the bobbin beneath the machine it could be broken or too tight then you need to slacken it a bit so that thread can flow easy there after oil your oil the machine if the bobbin case lever is broken or bent replace it.also adjust tension disc.good luck.

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Thread breaking, not even threaded in needle anymore, thread gets caught on spool sometimes

Upper thread breaks
1.the needle may be bent or damaged--try rolling the needle on a flat surface to see if it's bent or not
Or the needle could be in backwards
Correct needle insertion
Correct needle insertion is mandatory for proper use of sewing machine.
Raise the needle bar to the highest point, then loosen the clamp screw to remove the old needle, place the new needle in the clamp with the flat side to the back of the machine or if using a round needle--the groove in the needle should face away from the shaft.
Push the needle all the way up to the stop or as far as it will go, then tighten the needle clamp screw
2.upper tension may be to tight--try 3 to 5
3.thread may be hanging up in bobbin case--check area for loose threads or lint
Lower thread breaks
The most probable cause of lower thread breaking is improperly wound bobbin
1.always start with a empty bobbin
Never wind one color over the other
2.choose thread that is identical in color & type as the one to be used for upper threading
3.wind the bobbin evenly across & in layers
4.don't wind the bobbin so full that it would be tight & hard to insert into bobbin case
5.bent bobbin--replace
6.lint built up in the bobbin case--frequent cleanings will eliminate this problem, the more often you use the sewing machine the more often it needs to be cleaned
7.thread catching on the bobbin spring or latch on bobbin case, check to see that the bobbin is inserted completely & correctly, & that you are using the right kind of bobbin

for the top & bobbin thread keep thread tails of 3 to 6 inches long pulled behind the needle before you start sewing

yes,sometimes the thread will get caught on the spool, you might think about getting a extra holder that sets behind the machine to hold those spool's that the thread get caught on, that's what I did.

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When I thread my machine and try to sew, the stitches don't hold or it all gets tangled! The thread won't stay in the needle. And the bobbin angles up sometimes. I'm new to sewing, never have before. I'm...

check the needle to see if it's damaged-roll on flat surface to see if it roll correctly
always make sure to have a 3-5 inch thread tail for top thread & bobbin
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sometime the thread & needle are not compatable
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Take the needle you are going to use for the project
& insert the thread thru the eye of the needle
& lift one end of the thread to a 45 degree angle
& if the needle is the right size for the thread it will slide down the thread
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sometimes the thread can get caught on the spool pin
or on the notch on the thread spool itself
on some machines the thread can come off the thread take up lever
it can also get caught in the top tension area
also check your needle to see if it's bent--roll on flat surface to see if it rolls correctly
there are 3 types of bad needles-bent
blunt--makes a popping sound when going thru fabric
damaged--broke tip
also check your bobbin area for lint or loose threads
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Why does the thread keep breaking?

check the needle to see if it's bent-roll on flat surface to see if it rolls correctly
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1.spool pin
2.the notch on the thread spool itself
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Thread bunches up in the bobbin area and needle appears to be stuck and won't move. Almost like the thread wont come off the spool.

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have you checked to see if the needle is bent-lay the needle on a flat surface & roll the needle over,, if the needle does not roll good -replace
blunt needle-if the needle makes a popping sound when the needle penetrates the fabric,,the needle is blunt-replace
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I hope one of these suggestions helps you
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