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My thread is constantly breaking!!!! I HAVENT EVEN GOTTEN ONE MONOGRAM DONE DUE TO THIS!!!! HELP ME! oh and i thought i wasnt properly threading but i am! and still getting error message!

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1.needle in backwards
2.upper tension to tight
3.needle bent-try rolling the needle on a flat surface to see if it's bent or not
4.thread may be hanging on bobbin case-check for lint or fragments of old thread
5.try different thread

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