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Upper Thread Breaks!!!

While sewing, my machine makes two loud clicks and then my upper thread breaks. I have tried fixing the tension, but do not know what else to do. This happens almost immediately when I start sewing.

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Re: Upper Thread Breaks!!!

If you have not oiled your machine then it is best you do so, the machine is dry.or make checks on your bobin case it could be bend or needs to be ajdust.or worn out.good luck.

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Re: Upper Thread Breaks!!!

Hi, here are some reasons why the thread is breaking :-)

  • Threading is not correct.
  • Thread has a knot in it.
  • Thread tension is too tight.
  • Needle is bent or blunt or has a sharp eye.
  • Needle is wrong size.
  • Needle has been inserted wrong.
  • Needle and thread does not match.
  • Starting to stitch too fast.
  • Thread take-up lever has not been threaded.

  • Hope this helps.

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