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Thread keeps breaking on Babylock BL600

I thread my machine correctly but when I thread it on the first loop at the bottom and come back up, it keeps getting caught in this area beside a spring and the spring moves up when I sew and it breaks it. It caught it last time and broke the needle. How does this affect the thread and what can I do to fix it?

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Since the machine is a babylock I suggest having the machine
serviced to see if the machine has a timing problem or some part
is out of aligment.

Posted on Nov 07, 2012

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SOURCE: thread keeps breaking on sewing machine

Probably just the needle. Try turning it 180 degrees

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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SOURCE: I have model 1477 and the spool thread does not

It sounds like a timing problem - the shuttle timing and possibly the needle timing needs setting. unfortunately this is a job for a mechanic.

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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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;
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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


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