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I have inherited a Bernina Activa 140 and have the manual, have followed instructions to the letter but the thread keeps breaking, the bobbin is O.K. It sew for about 3 stitches and then the thread breaks

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Check the manual to be sure the needle is inserted correctly.

Also - check the needle to be sure it is not bent and that there are no burrs or nicks on the throat plate.

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Posted on May 08, 2010

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