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Designer 1 breaks thread when doing embroidery

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There could be many reasons for this. Here are some things to check:

Keep an eye on the thread as it spools off the reel when you are embroidering. It's always tempting to watch the embroidery - which is incredible and fascinating and mesmerising - but that won't help you discover if the problem is how the thread is unwinding. Thread breakage is often caused by the thread not reeling of cleanly - it gets caught on a rough bit of the spool, or loops and gets caught in the tension discs or it flips out of the first thread guide straight after the thread spool. Some of the softer rayon emb. threads tend to fall off their reel and this can cause problems too. Check all those things. There are ways of dealing with any of these problems, just ask.

If it is polyester embroidery thread- when you are threading, pass the thread through the take-up lever (the hook bit above the needle that goes up and down) from left-to-right instead of right-to-left.

Put in a new needle. Make sure the needle is the right size for the thread you are using. There are special Embroidery needles, but I generally have no problems using a Universal 80/12 provided I am using regular embroidery threads (rayon or polyester, 40 or 35 wt).

Check that the bobbin thread is "clicked" into its tension slot.

Take off the needle plate and check that there is not a rough bit on the needle hole. There should be a nick at the front - that's normal - but any other roughness needs to be smoothed away with a crocus cloth (which I don't have, but find the rough side of a nail file followed by the smooth side does a reasonable job instead). While you've got the needle plate off, take out the bobbin case and clean all the fluff out of the area below the bobbin case.

Tip the machine back or lay it on its back and look up the needle shaft. Is there a pile of broken thread up there? It is really hard to get a good look up there, but you might be lucky. If there is some thread caught there, use long-nosed tweezers to get it out - or any other long, thin thing you can think of. Make sure your machine is turned OFF while you do this. Use a torch to help you see.

When you finish with one colour thread, cut it just after the reel and pull the thread end through from the needle. That way you are never pulling the furry ends of thread back through the tension discs.

Use a length of UNWAXED dental floss and clean out the top tension discs by running in several times from right to left through both top discs. Floss out the bobbin tension slot too while you are at it.

Is it just one particular thread that keeps breaking or any thread you use? Sometimes one thread is a rogue and you are never going to tame it. Cut your losses, save yourself some grief and throw it away.

Hope something here helps you.

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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I'm not an expert, but maybe your bobbin is wound incorrectly, or not put in the bobbin case properly?  Hope it is something as simple as this.  Good luck!

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I had the same problem. It maybe you have some bits of thread caught inbetween the metal plates . That's what my problem was . Try cleaning carefully between the plates with something flat carefull not to scratch them.

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Designer 1 Embroidery Bobbin problem

Designer 1 bobbin case tension adjustment:
When the bobbin runs out, sometimes it bends the bobbin case tension spring. Then tension is too light. Take the bobbin case out of the machine. Tie the loose bobbin thread to the Designer 1 needle plate. Insert the bobbin in the bobbin case. Here’s the tricky part set the bobbin case on the table as if it’s in the machine (Bobbin is visible and sitting horizontal to table top) threaded as if sewing and loose end tied to needle plate (that is removed from the machine). Lift the bobbin case off the table rotate it so that the flat side of the bobbin are vertical to the table and no longer horizontal. Have the bobbin case oriented so that the thread coming out of the bobbin case sprint (slot area where it is put for sewing) is at the top. Lift it high enough that the needle plate is lifted from the table. It should not release thread unless you shake it gently and then a very small amount of thread. The needle plate is the exact weight resistance your bobbin case should have on the thread.

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SOURCE: Husqvarna Viking Designer I breaking needles

Dls8864's suggestion was a very good suggestion - make sure the metal stitch plate is pushed all the way to the back. Also make sure that the thread is feeding freely - if it is catching on something it can cause the needle to be pulled aside and make it break. Does the design fit properly inside the hoop you are using? If the foot and/or needle strike against the side of the hoop, that will cause a breakage. Is the bobbin thread okay - not making a bird's nest underneath?

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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Ok,...both problems are probably related to the same componet, your upper thread tension assembly. It has a sensor which sends the message when the thread is broken. It also would be the culprit for looping. There is not much you can do except look for lint or loose threads in the threading paths around the upper thread tension assembly and remove it if you see some. You could try setting the upper tension to larger number to see if it will help but sooner or later it will need to see a tech.

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