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The thread keeps breaking. Not sure if the settings are right. model no. 18230790 720001664

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It might be your tension is too tight. Lower the top tension & see if that helps.

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Why the thread cracked with when i sticked with the machine


Thread breakage could occur for several reasons.

First, try a brand new needle.

Second, use only good quality thread--NOT old thread or bargain bin varieties.

Third, when threading the upper thread, be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot throughout the threading process.

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

Check that the upper thread tension is set at the midway point between the high & low numbers.

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Kenmore model#1385 thread keeps breaking machine never been used


Install a brand new needle. A bent/dull/damaged needle can cause broken thread.

Use only good quality thread--no old thread or bargain bin variety.

Make sure you are using the correct type of needle and thread for the fabric you are sewing.

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Always Raise the Presser Foot then rethread the machine from the beginning. Check that the thread path is correct. Incorrect threading will also cause thread to break. (Make sure the thread is not hanging up on the thread spool causing it to break.)

Set the upper tension somewhere around the midway point (this is the standard factory setting). Test. You will probably need to tweak the tension to get it where the two threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

If the thread continues to break, there may be a burr or nick somewhere on the needle plate or the bobbin area that is catching and breaking the thread.

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Model 3434D. Why does lower looper thread keep breaking?


Usually thread breakage is due to incorrect threading or tension set too tight. When thread breaks, the Best Course of Action is to clip all the threads between the thread tree and the tension disks, Raise the presser foot, and pull all the threads down and out. (Never pull threads up through the tension disks.)

RAISE the presser foot, rethread each and every thread in the order specified in the manual and confirm that each thread path is correct. Grasp each thread between the thread tree and the tension disk with one hand and with the other hand grasp the thread below the tension disk and give a little tug to make sure each is seated firmly in the tension disk. Also on most machines, the lower looper thread must drape over the the upper looper before being pulled under the presser foot.

Lower the presser foot and set each tension guide to the midway point (the factory standard) and retest.

Usually, rethreading only the broken thread will fail. (For some reason, sergers are very finicky.) Just bite the bullet and rethread each and every thread.

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Instructions for threading


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Dec 07, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Thread keeps breaking


Here are a few sites that may be helpful in diagnosing your problem:

NUMBER ONE SUGGESTION--install a brand new needle. Sewists are known to be very frugal about changing needles but it is usually the easiest and least expensive fix for a lot of problems.
Remove all the thread from your machine, clean the bobbin area of any lint, threads, etc. Be sure that you RAISE the presser foot BEFORE you thread the upper thread. This releases the tension disks so the thread will seat properly. Now, re-thread from the beginning verifying you are following the correct threading sequence (consult your manual).

The standard factory tension setting is the midpoint, ie of the range is 1-10, set the tension at 5 and then adjust from there.

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Top thread keeps breaking


Don't ship it back and the problem is not the tension settings. Even on the tightest setting the thread should not break. Most likely the machine is not threaded correctly. Possibly, you are using too thick a thread or a needle that is too small.

Solution back to basics:
1. verify that you are not using upholstery thread. Use a standard cotton poly mix.
2. the bobbin thread should be the same as the top thread.
3. consider watching a video showing the machine being threaded and make sure the needle is in the top position.
4. sew a test pattern on a normal weight fabric like an undershirt - avoid very thick material.

If this solves your problem then change one item at a time. Use a heaver thread if that is what you want. If it works ok then go to a thicker material, etc. Do not change two or more things at a time..If you have a problem it makes it hard to identify the source.

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Bottom thread keep breaking , sew an inch then break !!


Make sure that the needle is all the way up in the needle bar.
Unscrew until just loose, use finger nail or small screw driver to push up on the needle. The two needles do not line up.The right needle extends longer. Also, make sure that there are no burs on the needles and that they are straight and correct for your machine.

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Birds nests under fabric and thread breaking.


My manual says the needle thread tension is too loose , OR the needle is to fine/heavy for the thread being used.

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I've lost my manual and video need threading info


One of the most common mistakes with overlockers is that the threads must always be threaded in order. So if you sew about 1 inch and the thread breaks try unthreading the eyes of the needles rethread the looper and then rethread the eyes of thew needles. If not you will get the same result of sewing about 1 inch and it will break again.

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Thread keeps breaking


Your machine isn't threaded properly. Check to make sure #1, you have it threaded right and #2 the thread on all 4 spools is in between the tension dials. Good Luck and Hope this helps.

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