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Please be advised that the newer machines (Classic models) such as the 130-180 and up, have a totally different geometry. This is to say that the older machines have a shorter distance from the center of the presser bar to the needle center. The newer machine design was increased to provide space for needle threaders etc. Older machines will use an older Walking foot model (still available).
The needle thread breaks
1. the needle thread is not threaded properly
2. The needle thread tension is to tight
3. The needle is bent or blunt
4. The needle is incorrectly inserted
5. The needle thread & the bobbin thread are not set under the presser foot when starting to sew
6. the threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing
7. The thread is either to heavy or to fine for the needle
First make sure that you are using the correct needles for the machine. I have seen machines with serger needles installed (these are sometimes shorter) If you confirm that the needle is correct then the problem may be more serious.
you are useing the wrong needles for the machine or the needle bar that holds the needle has slipped down from its retainer. and it will need the timing done. with the bobbin case out you will be able to see how much shorter the needle will need to be or how much the needle bar will need to move up. the hook that picks up the thread should line up above the eye in the needle on the up stroke
1. Make sure the needle is up in the machine all the way.
2. Make sure the flat side of the needle is facing the rear of the machine
3. Only turn the handwheel on the side of the machine towards you, never away from you.
4.Double check your threading of the top of the machine.
5. Also make sure your using the proper needle, your machine takes the most common needle on the market but some look like it and are shorter or longer and wont work properly. Also make sure your not buying needles for a singer serger.