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Thread is tangling and the needle breaks all the time. Could not adjust by reading manual

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Make sure you have sufficient needle tension - check for foreign matter caught between tension discs.

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The thread gets tangled in the bobbin area when needle goes down


This is common... and typically caused by operator error. First take the thread spool completely off the machine... and replace it then rethread making sure that it's done properly and with the pressure foot in the UP position

Second... make sure that when you are starting a seam.... grasp the thread ends until you are at least 2 inches into the seam.

Third if you are successful you are done.... if you still have loops and tangles below, adjust your top thread tension (little bits at a time) sew a little, then adjust again a little.

4th... it's unlikely... but it does happen. Every once in a while.. especially after a needle break... your bobbin can get a nick or burr... as can the hook. Inspect carefully with a strong magnifying glass. If you find a burr try some emery board or fine sand paper. While you are at it check your needle.. it may need replacing too.

Good luck!

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The thread keeps breaking and tangling in the machine


Make sure the needle is inserted correctly with the flat side of the needle oriented as described in your manual. Different machines have different needle orientation and could cause this problem. Perhaps when you re-inserted the original needle it inadvertently got corrected.

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THE COTTON KEEPS ON BREAKING EACH TIME I WANT O SEW WITH MY YAMATA FY940


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
8. try a different thread
9. try adjusting the top thread tension--to a lesser number or letter
use your manual to guide you through tension adjusting

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The top thread is probably breaking due to the bobbin thread tangling.
First-off fit a new needle .... do that anyway ! And if you haven't recently cleaned your machine (and you should do it every week as a minimum), clean-out under the stitch plate, remove the hook, clean the hook race and give it a small drop of oil, even if you're using the lightweight plastic hook/shuttle. Check that you have adequate bobbin tension ... when you pull the thread out of the bobbin case there should be a bit of resistance --- technically, this should be set-up using the correct tool and a set of weights, but if there is no, or very little resistance, you need to increase the bobbin tension a little bit at a time using the small screw that holds the tension spring down onto the bobbin case. This is a very fine adjustment, so you may find you only need to turn the screw less than a quarter turn to get it right. Ensure that, when you thread the top thread up, you do-so with the foot lifted so that the thread goes down properly between the top tension discs.If you're still not getting anywhere, check the basic timing/needle depth by looking at some of my other posts on the subject.

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My left thread keeps breaking! Its getting snipped by the needle above it. How do I fix this? I've been working on it for 2 hours and read the instructions very carefully, word for word :(


Is this a serger or a sewing machine? :Your needle may have a burr, so change the needle and insert the correct way. Also, check your threading, sometimes your thread gets tangled, rethread.

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Burnette 65 bobbin tangling can't adjust thread tension


Have you replaced the needle with a new one? Your needle may be bent or in wrong, or the wrong size. You may have a bad needle. Check that the upper thread path is running freely and is not tangled or wrapped around anything. Make sure that the bobbin is unwinding in the correct direction as well, most bobbins, this is clockwise as the bobbin faces you. If you are using inexpensive thread, it could be the thread that is the culprit. Uneven thread in the needle will not flow through the needle properly, and cause bunching as well. Save it for the bobbin, and use good thread in the top.

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it sounds like the needle hook timing is out. You need to get the needle in the lowest position and measure the gap from the needle to the hook point on the bobbin shuttle. It should be 1/4". You will need to remove the foot and foot plate to be able to see. I use a 1/4" drill bit as a gauge. If you need to adjust it, you will need to remove the free arm cover to the right of the foot and loosen the 2 allen head screws that hold the drive gear. Adjust the gap, tighten the screws and retry. Usually if the needle catches the thread to early, it will make a bad stitch and the upper thread will break. If it catches to late, it will make thread loops and the machine will skip stitches. Good luck, these are a good machine and worth fixing. Phil

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Thread breaking.


Rethread the machine following these directions:
all machines thread the same. TTN tension, take up, needle.
Beginning with the spool, guide the thread through the thread guides to the tension assembly. Pull the thread through the tension assembly and test it to make sure the tension is working correctly.
(To do this test, adjust your tension setting to normal or medium or 5 or something in the middle. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through the tension. It should pull easily!! Lower the presser foot and pull the thread. It should pull noticeably harder.) If it passes this test, continue up through the take up lever,then down through the thread guides to the needle. Make sure your needle is fully inserted and turned the correct way.( If you load your bobbin case from the left side,the needle rule is normally FLAT to the RIGHT is RIGHT. There are some exceptions. If you have a newer style drop in bobbin or your bobbin case loads in the front then the rule is FLAT to the BACK.
Remove the bobbin case and bobbin. Pull on the bobbin thread to make sure it doesn't pull too hard. It should have some tension on it but not a lot. Insert the bobbin and bobbin case into the hook assembly and pull on the bobbin thread again.The tension should still be about the same. If it is tight, you need to look at the bottom of the pin that the bobbin case sits on and see if there are any threads looped around it. If there are , you need to remove them.
Hold the top thread , turn the hand wheel and see if the thread is catching someplace around the hook assembly. If it pulls the thread up easily, put some fabric in it and see how it works.
Make sure the thread is through the take up lever.
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it doesn't take certain needles. Make sure youre tension isn't too tight, both top and bobbin. Also I found with my Euron Pro that the thread needs to be at the back and I have to hold it kind of tight when I start or it will bunch under the plate and break. Hope this helps. Feel free to email me at DizzyAnjel@rogers.com if you need help with tension settings

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