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Empisal Protea de luxe Sewing machine . The machine keep on snapping the top cotton.

The top cotton makes a loop and then the top cotton snap when I am sewing.

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not trying to be a "know it all" I swear , but have you tried either loosening up the tension just a pinch ? and or , (speaking from experiences w/ the same machine) a bigger needle or try "driving " a little slower , I am a sewing leadfoot and sometimes the combination of some or all of these results in a most not cool breaking/ curling snarling shredding of the thread ! hope this either helps or makes you laugh !

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SOURCE: top thread breaking during sewing.

Your top tension may be too tight or it could be incorrectly threaded. Check threading and ensure you are using a good quality thread. Cheap threads breaks without a reason!

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SOURCE: Need an Empisal sewing machine manual

As far as I remember that machine was made by Janome but you will need the model number

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try sewvacdoctor.com & it's always good to have a second machine, that way when one is down you have the other to use.

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