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Check needle to see if it's damaged
rethread the machine
check top thread tension
the needle & thread may not be compatable here's how to check
cut a 6-8 inch piece of thread that your going to sew with, take the needle your going to sew with either from the machine or package
insert the thread into the eye of needle & lift one end of the thread up to a 45 degree angle & see if the needle will slide down the the thread,,if it slides easily it will work with the thread,,if it hangs on the thread,, use a one size larger needle

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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Install a brand new needle (make sure it is compatible with the thread and fabric). Remove the top thread from the machine. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Verify the thread path is correct. Set the top tension to the midway point and retest your machine. Tweak the top tension until the top and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

AVOID old or bargain bin thread.

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Mar 20, 2018 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Thread keeps breaking don' know how to adjusT tension


Since we don't know what machine you have, we're really limited on suggestions. The owner's manual should have instructions for tension setting. If you don't have a manual, search for:
Make Model manual

Assuming it is the top thread that is breaking. Breaking thread usually indicates either the machine is misthreaded or the tension is set too high. However, there are other symptoms that indicate other issues, ie if the thread is shredding or fraying, possibly the incorrect needle is being used or there is a snag/burr somewhere in the thread path. If the machine sews for approximately 2 inches and then breaks, something is catching the thread causing it to stretch until it breaks. Frequently, my thread slips off the thread spool and wraps around the spool pin and breaks.

AVOID old or bargain bin thread.

Remove the top thread from the machine.
Install a brand new needle.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning.
Verify the thread path is correct.
Set the top tension to the midway point and retest the machine.

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Mar 19, 2018 | Sewing Machines

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How do I stop the machine breaking the top thread when I'm sewing?


There is either an error in the way it is threaded or the tension is set to high.

Nov 21, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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Kenmore mini ultra The top thread breaks off from needle after a few stitches. The bobbin seems to Be catching the top thread. Thank you. ??


If the top thread sews a few inches and then breaks, something is catching the top thread and holding it until it breaks. Usually, this will happen when using the old style thread cones with the slit in the edge to keep the thread from raveling off the spool. To prevent the thread from hanging up, turn the thread spool over so the slit is at the top instead of the bottom. Sometimes top thread breaks will happen if the thread becomes looped around the thread spool pin.

Remove the thread, ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and then rethread the upper thread. Verify that the thread path is correct and that the thread has not looped around a guide.

If the thread is fraying at the needle eye, the needle/thread are not compatible. Also, the tension may be too high.

Check that the upper tension disk is clean--no gunk buildup or thread pieces stuck.

If the thread is actually breaking when it penetrates the needle plate hole, there may be a burr or nick somewhere below that is catching the upper thread. You can wrap your finger with a piece of fine fabric, like an old pair of hosier, fine knit fabric, etc. and running your finger around in the bobbin area, under the needle plate. If you get snags, then you have a burr or nick. If it is small, you can sometimes smooth it with a fine emery board. If it is a large burr, you may need to purchase a replacement part.


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My sewing machine keep sewing a little bit but breaks the thread everytime the bottom thread is at 0 and 1 my top thread is at 2 or 3 and the top thread breaks please tell me what wrong I am new too.


possibly the top thread is being restricted in movement
check that the thread is between the tension plates and not behind it or knotted up in the way it is threaded
pull on the needle thread and it should move with a steady pull not very hard
if it is not moving fairly easily the check how you have the thread installed
also old thread will break easily as the bonding used to keep the strands together breaks down and is difficult for the thread to slide though the needle
another point is the needle to hook timing and the clearance there as well .
if there is a problem there , the hook will split the thread from the needle and break it
if you still have problems , take it to a sewing machine service center ( any one ) and they will advise of the problem and show you how to fix it

Oct 20, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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I would change the needle because sometimes there is a burr inside the eye of the needle. Now when you rethread, make sure that your presser foot is up, and then pull on the thread to make sure that the thread is seated in all of the guides.

Jan 16, 2018 | Singer 7462 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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The top thread keeps breaking off on my NH 2014 LE


i have the same machine, what do you mean the top thread is breaking off? exactly where do you see it breaking off. is your tension soo tight that it breaks? is your thread soo old that it breaks? explain a bit more.

Jun 18, 2010 | New Home 2014LE Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Top thread keeps breaking on ESe2.


Many things can inter fear with the thread and cause it to break. A common problem is the thread getting wrapped around the top tension rollers on that machine. You can take off the "face cover" (side cover on the left) and look from the side and see if the 2 little rollers have thread wrapped around or underneath them. Start there.

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