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Thread breakage light keeps coming on

I was embroidering, and I heard a sound as though something fell inside my machine, Then my machine would not continue or finish my design. I can't even do regular sewing only for a few stitches at a time. I feel like it is the sensor because I guide the thread gently to the right and it will stitch but only for a short time. HELP.

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1. Change the needle, as the eye may be burred.
2. Check Upper tension, as it may be incorrect.
3. Check threading. Machines are often threaded incorrectly.
4. Bobbin may also be burred or threaded incorrectly.
5. The upper and lower tension may both be overly tight.
6. Look at the way the thread comes off the spool. It may have a small splinter in the wood or plastic on one end. That would allow you to sew for a bit then the thread would catch and break under the immediate tension increase. Suspect this when the breakage is somewhat regular.
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Another thought could be look at the trouble shooting guide in your manual as most have one, but my gut instinct would be the tension.

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I have the futura ce-100. When embroidering it

This annoys the heck out of me, cause it happens a lot more than it should. There can be some valid reasons as to why it happens, though.

Your top thread could be broken or about to break; your bobbin thread could be broken, about to break or empty/about to become empty and is loose around the bobbin; you could have a birds' nest (a mass of thread just under the fabric/presser foot and/or within the feed dog and bobbin) forming and causing a jam; or it could be your Futura having a little bit of a hissy fit. Obviously, if you've checked for broken thread you need to move on. Check for a birds' nest by removing the fabric and clip your threads. If you find one, clear it, rethread your bobbin and begin sewing again. If there's no birds' nest, then place the fabric back in and try sewing/embroidering again. If the machine acts up again, I recommend removing the fabric/hoop, rethreading your top and bobbin threads, replacing fabric/hoop and resuming where you left off. If the machine still gives you trouble, try hitting the start button for a couple of times and seeing if the problem doesn't simply resolve itself. When you're embroidering areas that have a few small, short stitches only, the machine seems to act up a little and then behaves fine once you bypass the area. Be sure to take all of the other steps first, though, because a birds' nest will RUIN a beautiful seam or embroidery.

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I hope this helps. God bless you!

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