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The thread comming through the needle keeps breaking and the top thread keeps bunching up

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Not threaded properly

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I have a deco 600....it keeps on jamming. The top thread gets entangled with bobbin and the machine jams fast and the needle breaks.


try adjusting the needle thread right up to stop the bunching of thread that is causing the problem

Oct 16, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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I'm having trouble properly threading my Elna 1010. Could you please help? The bobbin thread keeps bunching up and breaking


bunching of thread under the material is an indication of insufficient tension of the needle thread
increase the needle tension until the threads meet at the center of the materialbeing sewn

Jul 26, 2016 | Elna Sewing Machines

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The thread keeps breaking .


You may have the tension set too tight or are not using the correct needle. Or, the bobbin thread may not be the same as the top thread. If the tensions are o.k., try using a ballpoint needle.

Dec 23, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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My top thread keeps catching and bunching up under the needle plate.


  • Raise presser foot when upper threading.
  • Thread normally through all guides
  • Lower presser foot
  • Thread needle, leaving a 6" thread tail
  • Raise foot and gently pull thread (no tension)
  • Lower foot & gently pull thread (you'll feel resistance)
  • Delint upper tension with Compressed Dry Canned Lint Remover ie: Computer Quality. Be sure no thread is in machine and foot is up so tension is released
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Jul 13, 2015 | Baby Lock Ellure

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Thread is bunching up then breaks on the top


The top 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
8. Try a different spool or cone of thread

Feb 22, 2014 | Dual Sew 3300 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Have a Janome 1600P-Top thread keeps breaking


The top 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

8. Try a different spool or cone of thread

Apr 21, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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Broken and bunched thread on back of fabric


try changing the needle
also try adjusting the top thread tension and see if that helps
make sure the top thread has not come off the thread take up lever
also the machine may need to be checked for a timing problem.

Nov 28, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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I have an xl2230.today the needle broke so i replaced with new one,and now the machine wont sew properly,its banging sometimes when it sews and the thread keeps breaking at the needle end and the fabr


try another needle
rethread the machine top & bobbin
clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or threads
if none of these things help then I suggest the machine get's serviced just
incase the timing is messed up

May 31, 2012 | Brother XL-2230 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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My top thread on my white sewing machine keeps breaking, the stitching is then getting snagged and bunched up underneath. In addition, I have noticed that the top thread is swinging loosely forward just...


try putting in a new needle---flat side to the back of machine
try rethreading the machine
make sure the top thread is on the thread take up lever
clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for loose threads & lint

Feb 06, 2012 | White Sewing Sewing Machines

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Thread breaking.


it doesn't take certain needles. Make sure youre tension isn't too tight, both top and bobbin. Also I found with my Euron Pro that the thread needs to be at the back and I have to hold it kind of tight when I start or it will bunch under the plate and break. Hope this helps. Feel free to email me at DizzyAnjel@rogers.com if you need help with tension settings

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