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Juki TL98Q needle thread breakage

My machine is doing the same thing. It is sewing along fine and suddenly the needle thread breaks when the needle is in the down position. I have changed the needle, checked all tensions, cleaned everything, re-threaded, with no change.

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Your bobbin it is not in his right position, quit tightin your tension.

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Use a thread stand and rethread.

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