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Viking 1+--Thread breaks during embroidery

My husband got me a used Viking 1+ from off the internet a few months ago. It sews just great as a standard sewing machine. When embroidering, however, the thread breaks every five or ten stitches or so. One time, it seemed to be embroidering just fine when the needle hit the threshold plate, bent and broke. My husband thinks there is something wrong with the needle tension--when it spools up to "3" or "4" on the tension dial, it is almost impossible to pull the thread through the tension disk. It's not real easy to pull through on "0," for that matter. The tension dial moves back and forth automatically while embroidering, otherwise this would probably not be a big deal. I did not notice this problem when we first received the machine, but now it seems to be getting worse. I've already tried several types of needles and sizes of thread. Is this a tension problem? It this an easy adjustment fix? Thanks for your help.

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  • LauriesMom Jun 08, 2008

    My Designer SE thread breaks when I embroidery. It has been repaired twice and now it is worse than ever. The needles are breaking. A new jump stitch was added to the machine when it was serviced last time. I bought the machine for enjoyment in March of 2007 but it sure is a pain.

    I have changed thread manufacturers and slowed the speed. Nothing seems to help.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Brother BES 1240 Embroidery 4Head machine. I have changed the needle, rethreaded, adjusted bobbing tension and changed thread and sprayed silicone on new thread dk what to do this is frustrating

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If the thread will not run through the tension mech on 0 then it is probably stuck on a tight setting. It can be a bit complicated but the tension mech can be stripped/cleaned/free'd up. Another possible cause is the path of the thread from the spool to the needle any deviation from the correct path increases the tension at the needle. If you do not know the history of the machine I would suggest a thorough clean and service.

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