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Baby lock companion 1550 upper thread keeps breaking

I am sewing a straight seam and my upper thread keeps breaking. I have adjusted the upper tension but the thread keeps breaking. My machine has just come back from a servicing.

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Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Upper Thread Breaks!!!

Hi, here are some reasons why the thread is breaking :-)

  • Threading is not correct.
  • Thread has a knot in it.
  • Thread tension is too tight.
  • Needle is bent or blunt or has a sharp eye.
  • Needle is wrong size.
  • Needle has been inserted wrong.
  • Needle and thread does not match.
  • Starting to stitch too fast.
  • Thread take-up lever has not been threaded.

  • Hope this helps.

    Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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    SOURCE: Baby Lock Serger Thread keeps breaking

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    I have a copy of theBaby LKock EA-605 instruction booklet in English, Germann, French and Spanish. NO ideas how it casme into my orbit, but happy to pass it on.

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    SOURCE: Thread Breaking On Brother Sewing Machine

    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.


    Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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    SOURCE: I can't get the tension on my sewing machine

    It is possible that you threaded the machine with the presser foot down.

    This creates loopy stitching because the thead never entered the tension control. Foot down = closed tension.

    Put the settings back to their normal settings.

    Raise the presser foot and re thread the machine.

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