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Trying to make button holes but the tread keeps breaking, seems to be jamming and twice the needle has snapped. Checked everything but can't find anything obvious, can you help?

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Just a guess here, but suggest removing the top thread from the machine. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Verify the thread path is correct.

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Have an Toyota 6600 model Serger. The knives won't cut, won't stitch and tread keeps breaking from the right hand needle...


you might want to replace the knives
you might have the serger checked for a timing problem
Serger thread breaks


1. Is the serger threaded correctly?


2. Is the needles inserted correctly?


3. Is one of the needles bent or damaged?


4. Is the tension adjusted too tightly?


5. Is the tension adjusted to accommodate thickness of thread being used?


6. Are you using inferior quality thread?


7. Is the thread feeding of the cone/spool freely?


8. Is the needle size correct for the type of fabric being used?


9. Are the needles being used the correct one for the serger?


10. If all of the above suggestions don't help then the serger needs to be checked for a timing problem at a sewing machine repair shop.

Nov 05, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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Top thread keeps snapping on consew 230b


Top thread snapping. Do you have an idea of there it is breaking?

First I would check the needle throat plate and needle. If you have stab marks on your needle plate, examine it closely for a crack. (get out the magnifying glass or jewelers loop) I recently fixed a problem I had with an old singer that kept breaking the top thread by replacing the needle plate. The old needle plate was so damaged it had actually made a knife edge which consistently cut the thread right at that location.

Change your needle and make sure it is the proper size for your thread. Too narrow of an eye can shred the thread causing it to break.

Next, check anything along your threading process that could be catching or snagging the thread. A worn or chipped thread guide can be a real problem.

Also make sure your thread hasn't dropped down below your thread cones and wrapped around the thread spindle. This would cause extra tension that might not be readily apparent.

Good luck

Aug 15, 2012 | Consew Sewing Machines

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I have an husqvarna Viking mega quilter18x8 with the imperial frame. I am having problems with the tension and the tread keeps breakingms with. The tension and the tread keeps breaking. HELP!!


If the thread breaks at the needle and is feeding smoothly from the spool, you may have the tension too high. It is impossible to say what the setting should be because the knob rotates all the way around several times. Loosen it off until you see needle thread pull to the back of the quilt, then tighten until it just balances the interlocking of the stitch in the fabric. Test with little swirls, that's most likely to pull needle thread to back.Also, check that the needle is properly installed and that the hook to needle timing and clearance are good.Nesting of thread underneath usually happens if the foot lifter is left up or the tread is not fully in the disks of the tension unit.

Oct 25, 2011 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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The needle keeps breaking. The needle seems to be hitting something or getting caught when it goes down and then it breaks off. I can't even get the needle to pick up the bobbin thread because it...


Certain stitches you do, require different base plates...by the base plate, I mean the metal piece that the needle passes through when it goes down through your cloth and through the hole provided...This sounds like why it's breaking, I think your needle is hitting the plate under it. It may not be all that obvious, but it wouldn't take much to snap the needle. You may want to check your setting and make sure it's setup to do a regular stitch. If that's not it, then you need to make sure that the needle is in straight, though I believe putting on in crooked is hard to do.
I hope this helps.

May 10, 2011 | Singer 3116 Simple

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Tread keeps breaking when trying to sew


check the thread tension
check the needle to see if it's damaged
check to make sure thre thread is not caught somewhere

Sep 27, 2010 | Euro-Pro Sewing Machines

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Tread breakage snd stich skipping


(A)Put in a new needle and rethread from the beginning. Make sure the take-up hook is threaded. Also, (B) clean lint out - sewing machines have very small margin for error when lint pushes everything out of alignment. Mostly, it sounds like your thread is stuck somewhere, which can even be at the spool, so (A).

Apr 06, 2010 | Juki DDL-8700

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Thread in needle or bobbin keeps on breaking


The tread only breaks in the needle. what can i do . i don't get to sew anything . I tread the needle and get everything ready and start the machine and as quickly as that the tread is broken and the machine has not sewn at all.

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