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Try rethreading the machine
the top thread tension might be to tight
needle may not be inserted into needle clamp correctly
thread could be caught on something like--spool pin--notch on spool
needle may be damaged

Posted on Oct 08, 2010

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Thread breakage could occur for several reasons.

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Verify that the thread path is correct (consult the owner's manual). Incorrect threading will usually break the thread.

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Upper thread breaking is usually a sign of incorrect threading or tension too tight, although there are other possible problems:

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When threading the upper thread, be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot so the thread will seat properly in the tension disks. Avoid old thread or bargain bin thread. If the thread is fraying and breaking at or near the needle eye, then try a different type of needle with a larger thread groove that will protect the thread from fraying on rough fabric. Also, check that the thread is not hanging up on something, ie the slit on the side of the spool where the thread tail is stored.

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