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Like several others on this website, the top thread on my 1600P continually breaks when I am quilting. I have replaced the needle, thread, changed the tension - all to no avail. The machine has been serviced twice to correct this - but no results. It's almost to the point that I cannot use this Janome to quilt. What can I do?

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There are special quilting needles, so they may be worth a go.
On my janome you can change the bobbin tension, that might be worth a go. good luck

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Is it a new needle? a dull needle or one with a burr on it can cause those problems that you mention.The kind of needle you use is also very important. I like to use a 70/10 or 80/12 jeans needle depending on how thick the thread is.

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