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My tension discs will not stay tight. The screw will not catch the threads on the post.

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You might try this.

Remove the top thread from the machine.
Install a brand new needle.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning.
Verify the thread path is correct.
Set the top tension to the midway point (will probably need to tweak this for your particular machine).

Posted on Apr 22, 2017

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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;
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3.Thread twisted on guide post========"
4.Thread twisted out of tension======="
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