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Needle jams and breaks off

When I attempt to sew, my needle jams after the 3rd or 4th stitch. When I manually rotate the wheel to loosen it and proceed again, the needle breaks off. I have a Singer model 3116. It is only 1 year old. I have tried to rewind the bobbin, which is where the thread bunches up, but it has not helped.

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  • eiman Mar 26, 2008

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Needle jams....Thread is caught in the hook...solution...Remove the upper thread and bobbin case,turn the handwheel backwards and forwards by hand and remove the thread remands.

Needles breaks
1. Needles is damaged..Insert new needle
2. The needle is not correctly inserted....insert flat side towards the back
3. Wrong needle size for the fabric...Choose a needle to suit the thread and fabric.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

  • Jimmie Sill Jun 22, 2014

    When you turn the hand wheel towards you monitor the hook (under the bobbin case) and see if the needle is hitting the hook or not. If it is then you will need to have it timed.

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