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I can't seem to thread it. The thread snaps each time


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Same problem here anyone know of a site to help me learn how to thread the euro pro 384 right?
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I have an Elna Pro 4 DE overlocker and the thread keep breaking - I have re threaded a number of times now but the thread keeps breaking - it was working fine earlier today - what could be the proble

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When you re-thread, do you completely remove all the thread and start from the beginning--there could be a snag somewhere or the thread is looped around something, ie the thread tree? ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading. Give each thread an extra little tug when going through the tension disk--it will sometimes make a little snap sound when it seats. Also, make sure you are threading each in the order specified. Threading out of order will generally guarantee a problem.

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Does your sewing machine create unwanted loops or does the thread snap on the top of your machine? Does it seem like your machine does not want to work with you? Your problems could be related to tension. First off, I recommend putting a white thread in the bobbin and a black thread through the needle. This will be imperative as you will need this to learn which thread is your main problem.
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