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Thread Breaking On Brother Sewing Machine

I have an old Brother Boutique 761 and the upper thread keeps breaking. Tension set at 5, new needle, have tried it on all fabrics. Please help!

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If thread is good quality you may have a sharp groove in your needle plate hole from needle breakage. if so, polish with emery tape.

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NUMBER ONE SUGGESTION--install a brand new needle. Sewists are known to be very frugal about changing needles but it is usually the easiest and least expensive fix for a lot of problems.
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