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Thread keeps bursting, tension is fine

Every 5 or so inches the thread keeps bursting

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Make sure you are using quality thread. Old, cheap or defective thread. Also, make sure the bobbin contains the same kind of thread.

Posted on Apr 20, 2014

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SOURCE: Bobbin thread breaks

Make sure your bobbin thread is turning clockwise as it sits in the bobbin case. There is a screw on the outside of the bobbin case you can turn with your thumb slightly to adjust tension. If you dangle the case from the thread and give it a light ****, it should move down slightly when doing so-an indicator of good bobbin tension.

Posted on May 20, 2008

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SOURCE: I'm trying to use the Janome 1600P DBX for

I would try this -

Make sure you are not using quilting thread for hand stitching.

Thread the machine with the presser foot up.

If the machine is stitching seams without a problem and the breakage happens with thicker fabrics, it could be the presser foot is not down below where it is closing the tension to the setting of choice.

When the presser foot is up, the tension control opens. When the presser foot is down, the tension control closes to the setting you have chosen.

If this continues, call the dealer/tech and tell them the problem you are having.

Posted on Mar 06, 2010

SOURCE: I've cleaned, oiled, bought new

clean under the needle plate where the feed dogs are for lint
also clean in the bobbin area for lint or loose threads
also check for burrs on the needle plate or on the bobbin & case
it could also be out of time

Posted on Nov 22, 2010

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SOURCE: My bobbin thread keeps coming to the top of my

With the embroidering, some of the bobbin thread is SUPPOSED to show on the top of your embroidery-the machine isn't doing anything incorrectly. You'll need to thread your bobbin with the same thread as you are using with the top. I had the same "problem" when I first got the machine and took it to a wonderful local technician whose helped me with a lot of things who informed me that this is perfectly normal on embroidery machines.

Posted on Apr 24, 2011

SOURCE: Singer 2732 thread not staying on the take up lever

it's a problem with the thread take up lever, either put a small
piece of tape on the take up lever or take a pair of pliers and
carefully place a cloth over the take up lever and close the take up
lever a little but don't damage the take up lever

if you don't have a manual, here is a link for a free manual
http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/1313_2732.pdf

Posted on Dec 19, 2012

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The thread keeps bursting after a few stitches. I've tried adjusting upper & bottom tensions,changing the needle, trying it with different fabrics, but nothing seems to work. What do I do?


Usually when it stitches an inch or two and then breaks, the upper thread is mis-threaded.

Remove the upper thread and rethread from the beginning. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the upper thread. Check to make sure the thread path is correct. If it is threaded incorrectly, the thread will frequently break.

Also check that the thread is not hanging up somewhere, sometimes it gets looped around something or it snags on the little slit on the thread spool or a rough spot.

If the upper thread tension is too tight, it will also break the thread. Make sure the tension disk is clean. If there is gunk or a piece of thread stuck in the tension disk, it could be interfering.

If the thread is fraying as it goes through the needle eye, then there is probably an incompatibility of the needle, thread, fabric.

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Sep 13, 2016 | Singer 4411 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine

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My thread keeps breaking after I sew just a little bit. I have changed thread, check it is put on correc. Please advise. Not sure if I have the top tension correct.


1. While threading put the foot up.
2. Give gentle tugs along the way. It should be without feeling any hangups.
3. Wherever the hangup is you must correct. Usually at the tension disc.
4 Sometimes the tension disc is tightening more than the indicator says. It should be about four. You can lower this tension setting until the stitch looks good.
5. You may have to take the tension assembly off and clean it thoroughly and sand any rusted spots.

May 30, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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My thread keep bursting i check tension and it is fine


perhaps the thread you are using is OLD . been exposed to sunlight too long .

Feb 06, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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The thread keep bursting as soon as i start to sew although machine is thread properly


Check your thread tension isn't too tight, try on a piece of similar fabric that you are going to use, try sewing a line of stitches, if the thread snaps, change your tension number, then sew another line with your different tension number, try this until you can stitch without the thread snapping, it could be that your bobbin tension is too tight. Can you check your machine manual, it could even be the needle or the thread that's wrong for your fabric. But I would say, check your tension.
Hope this helps.

Apr 02, 2014 | Yamata FY811 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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My top thread keeps snapping on my consew 118. There are loops on the underside when I stitch with it and the thread keeps snapping at the needle. It is threaded right but it keeps happening literally...


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



Thread looping on the bottom of your fabric can be caused by little or no top tension or too much bobbin tension. Another cause is thread or lint caught in the top tension.
Make sure the thread is between the tension discs and that no thread or lint is caught

Apr 09, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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My thread keeps breaking and the bobbin tension is too loose


adjust the top thread tension one number or letter higher at a time
and sew on a scrap piece of fabric till the stitches look normal

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

Jan 15, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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Juki DDL 227 top needle keeps breaking


Needle breaks
1.the needle is damaged
2.the needle is not correctly inserted
3.wrong size needle for the fabric
4.the wrong foot is attached
5.the needle clamp screw is loose
6. Top tension is too tight
7. Machine could be out of time


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

Oct 08, 2012 | Juki Sewing Machines

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I have a brother vx-1125 the cotton keeps snapping..but the tension is correct..please advise..


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

Aug 17, 2012 | Janome Sewing Machines

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I cannot get the bobbin to wind on my Model 1260 Euro-Pro. It was working fine the last time I used it. Any ideas?


Good day!

please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
TROUBLE;UPPER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
This could be trouble;================Do this;
1.Top tension to tight================loosen tension 1 turn
2.Machine improperly threaded=========check threading
3.Thread twisted on guide post========"
4.Thread twisted out of tension======="
5.Take up spring bent or broken=======Check action of spring
6.Thread jumped off pull off finger===Check threading
7.Needle bent or burred===============new needle
8.Bad cone of thread==================try another cone
TROUBLE;LOWER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
1.Bobbin tensionspring to tight=======Loosen tension slightly
2.Bobbin threaded wrong===============check threading
3.Bobbin wound to tight or uneven=====try new bobbin
4.lint or thread on bobbin case=======clean inside case
5.Lint or thread inside hook==========clean inside hook
6.Bobbin case nicked bent or burred===check/change case
TROUBLE;MACHINE STARTED SKIPPING STITCHES;
1.Needle bent or burred===============change
2.Needle set in crooked===============Check
3.Thread jumped off take up spring====check threading
4.Thread jumped off pull off finger===check threading
TROUBLE STITCHES SHOWING LOOPS;
1.Forming loops on top of cloth=======Tighten bobbin tension
======================================or loosen top tension.
2.forming loops on bottom of cloth====Tighten top tension
3.Bobbin placed in case incorrectly===remove and replace
4.Bobbin thread slipped from under====check threading of
tension===============================bobbin case
5.Lint or thread in top tension=======clean between tension discs


Thank you and good luck.

Jun 05, 2011 | Euro-Pro 1260DX Mechanical Sewing Machine

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The thread on my Juki machine keeps breaking when I sew. How do i fix it. Also, How can i change the thread tension


there's a tension dial with numbers-0-9 --above the needle area- the smaller the number the looser the tension--the higher the number the tighter the tension

thread breaking-try this
try rethreading the machine
thread tension to tight
needle is bent or blunt
needle is inserted incorrectly
the thread is either too heavy or too fine for the needle

try this & see if it helps you
Cut 6-8 inch piece of thread of the spool you are going to use for your project
Take the needle you are going to use for the project
& insert the thread thru the eye of the needle
& lift one end of the thread to a 45 degree angle
& if the needle is the right size for the thread it will slide down the thread
But if the needle hangs on the thread you need one size larger needle for the thread

Oct 26, 2010 | Juki DDL-8300

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