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Singer ProFinish Threading Problem

I carefully follow the manual on how to thread this machine. I believe I am threading it correctly. When I start a chain, however, the thread comes out of the hole on the upper looper. I have no idea how this happens and I'm getting extremely frustrated! Any help will be appreciated!

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  • jan318 Dec 08, 2008

    I have had the same problem. Also, the needle breaks every time I use the machine. I have tried to call Singer but the line is busy. I am really sorry I bought this machine :( Does anyone know how to get help with customer service?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    which needle gets the wolly thread and what should the tensions be

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If you are sure it is threaded correctly, slacken the tension right off and adjust it a bit at a time until you achieve a good stitch. Make sure that the thread comes off the bobbin vertically and does not snag anywhere.

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