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Thread keeps breaking

It works for a minite and the titens up and whants to break with no tention

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There are several possible reasons for this:

1. The machine needs cleaning / oiling. This can happen if you haven't used it for a while or if it's new, the oil dries up Follow the instructions in your owner's manual to see how to do it. Be sure to clean the bobbin area, as a bit of thread, lint or whatever down there can really bollox up a machine.
2. The needle is dull, incorrect for the application or not inserted properly. Change needles regularly, be sure to insert it with the flat side toward the back (most machines), and push it in all the way before tightening the screw that holds it in pretty tight (I usually do about a 1/4 turn with a screwdriver after finger tightening).
3. Be sure that you're properly threaded. Missing any of the guides on the front of the machine can cause this issue.
4. Check your tension and your tensioning disks (to be sure there are no stray bits of thread in them). If you haven't adjusted tension before, it would be a good idea to check your owner's manual and even to have a friend with more experience show you the first time. It is a bit tricky. There is, though a thing called a 'tension king' (a little plastic thingy) that can help if you can find one.
5. If none of this works, take it to the shop because it's probably the timing and that needs a professional to adjust.

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