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My needle broke off and now it wont sew without the thred underneat getting tangles up and caught on the teeth on the top on either side of the needle. We took it apart but can see no issues. Thank you

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Is the new needle seated properly? and if its a different size needle you need to adjust the feet also.

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I'm guessing it is because the tension is not just right, the bobbin might not be the right size, the thread type top and Botton might not be the same, or you just might need put in a new needle the right size.

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I have an xl2230.today the needle broke so i replaced with new one,and now the machine wont sew properly,its banging sometimes when it sews and the thread keeps breaking at the needle end and the fabr


try another needle
rethread the machine top & bobbin
clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or threads
if none of these things help then I suggest the machine get's serviced just
incase the timing is messed up

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since a needle broke, & a new needle was put in, was the needle inserted correctly, normally flat side to the back of the machine, & pushed all the way into the needle holder
rethread the machine top & bobbin
make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case.
if none of these suggestions help, then it's possible that when the needle broke it could have caused the machine to jump time & would have to be checked at a sewing machine shop

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Top thread tangled in bobbin.


try changing the needle---flat side goes to the back side of the machine
also check the top tension
depending on the fabric your sewing on--the needle & thread have to work
with the fabric--example light fabric needs a different needle & thread than
a heavy fabric
check to see if the thread is coming off the thread take up lever when you
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Upper thread breaks
1.the needle may be bent or damaged--try rolling the needle on a flat surface to see if it's bent or not
Or the needle could be in backwards
Correct needle insertion
Correct needle insertion is mandatory for proper use of sewing machine.
Raise the needle bar to the highest point, then loosen the clamp screw to remove the old needle, place the new needle in the clamp with the flat side to the back of the machine or if using a round needle--the groove in the needle should face away from the shaft.
Push the needle all the way up to the stop or as far as it will go, then tighten the needle clamp screw
2.upper tension may be to tight--try 3 to 5
3.thread may be hanging up in bobbin case--check area for loose threads or lint
???
Lower thread breaks
The most probable cause of lower thread breaking is improperly wound bobbin
1.always start with a empty bobbin
Never wind one color over the other
2.choose thread that is identical in color & type as the one to be used for upper threading
3.wind the bobbin evenly across & in layers
4.don't wind the bobbin so full that it would be tight & hard to insert into bobbin case
5.bent bobbin--replace
6.lint built up in the bobbin case--frequent cleanings will eliminate this problem, the more often you use the sewing machine the more often it needs to be cleaned
7.thread catching on the bobbin spring or latch on bobbin case, check to see that the bobbin is inserted completely & correctly, & that you are using the right kind of bobbin

for the top & bobbin thread keep thread tails of 3 to 6 inches long pulled behind the needle before you start sewing

yes,sometimes the thread will get caught on the spool, you might think about getting a extra holder that sets behind the machine to hold those spool's that the thread get caught on, that's what I did.

Sep 15, 2011 | Brother PE770 Computerized Sewing Machine

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I am sewing scout badges on a uniform and when I sew there is a bunch of needle thread bunched up on the bottom (the top looks fine). And the needle thread gets all caught up around the bobbin.


Clean out the bobbin area if there are any thread tangles there.

Refer to the maintenance section of the manual - see the configuration of the bobbin case and shuttle race? The bobbin case as an extending arm and the race a notch. When inserting the bobbin case into the shuttle, turn the handwheel so the needle is at it's highest position. Then lift the lever on the back of the bobbin case and insert the cast into the shuttle, arm pointing straight up toward the bed of the sewing machine.

Now thread the machine with the presser foot up - always - and see if the tangling stops.

When you forget to lift the presser foot before threading the machine, the tension control does not open to capture the thread. Then when you begin to sew, the top thread has no tension, and the bobbin thread, which does have tension, pulls the top thread to the bottom in messy loops.

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Why does my thread keep breaking and why wont the sewing machine stich?


sometimes the thread can get caught on the spool pin
or on the notch on the thread spool itself
on some machines the thread can come off the thread take up lever
it can also get caught in the top tension area
also check your needle to see if it's bent--roll on flat surface to see if it rolls correctly
there are 3 types of bad needles-bent
blunt--makes a popping sound when going thru fabric
damaged--broke tip
also check your bobbin area for lint or loose threads
check your bobbin to see if it's warped--I've come across some that were warped
check your top thread tension

Sep 24, 2010 | White Sewing 2200 Multi-Tasker

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I have had this happen to me many times. It really does feel as though the problem is in the bobbin, but it's not. After much aggrivation I took it into the repair shop and found out the thred was comming unhooked on the top not in the bobbin. It still happens all the time but I know what it is now so I just rethred the top.

Sep 16, 2008 | Elna Heirloom Edition 6005

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Bottom stitch keeps getting tangled up after needle change


Hi,

Sounds like the needle has hit the hook.Open the bobbin area door, remove the bobbin and bobbin case. The swing the two lugs that hold the hook retaining ring to the side so you can remove the hook. CAREFULLY inspect the sharp tip of the hook. It will be sharp and 'chisel' shaped. ANY marks, scratches or burrs on the hook must be removed carefully with 180 or 400 grit 'wet and dry' abrasive. It must be as smooth as a 'babies bum' !! If you are not confident, take it to someone to do it for you. The hook is expensive, so don't mess it up!  

Good luck!

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