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Brother LS-2125 Upper Thread Snapping

My Brother has worked fine up till today. Took it out to work on some crushed velvet (zig-zagging) and the upper thread kept snapping in the tension wheel and the lower thread kept bunching up. Now it won't sew properly at all, straight stitch or zig-zag. The thread continues to keep on snapping, getting caught really tight in the tension wheel (although I had checked before I started sewing that it was running through fine) and the bottom stitch keeps on looping and bunching up. Have looked through my manual, but no help offered there. Please help!

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  • Ashley_cf21 Feb 14, 2009

    I started a project and i have the same problem with this machine. the thread either looks ok on the top and verryy loose on the bottom and when i pulled on the bottom stich to chech the strengh (tension) it pulled out all the stitches. and it also tends to bread tread on the top way to much and way to easy. what do i do? i have had this problem almost constantly and i cant afford a new machine. i have oiled and cleaded and even bought the most exxpesive tread that i could find. HELP PLEASE

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    I have a singer 417 zig zag and stretch model, what thread tension should I use for the stretch stitch - sewing lingere

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I had the same problem and it was so frustrating! It was happening to me because I wasn't using the right size needle. Go up a couple of needle sizes and see if that helps.

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