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I have a Janome machine do not know wihich model. just a regular sewing machine with a variety of stitches. The top thread keeps breaking after a few seconds of sewing. what should I do. i have lost the manual

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This is a classic sympton of the needle in backwards, try turning it around and see if it works. Maybe its your lucky day!
Good Luck

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3. Check your thread quality. Is it fuzzy or have small trails sticking out. No Walmart thread allowed. Only top notch embroidery thread allowed.
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