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Needle breaks the needle keeps breaking off!

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  • hollysews Oct 25, 2008

    My needle keeps breaking off as well!

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I blew through the needles that came with the machine within the first couple of months *giggle*
Bought some universal ones and they have been wonderful.....I like the variety and color coding on the ones made for the machine, but they are just too fragile. You can find some universal ones at a specialty shop, wal mart, sewing shops and craft stores.

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Natalyn

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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SOURCE: needle keeps hitting the plate and breaking

possibly off timing,

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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SOURCE: the top thread keep breaking. should the tension

Thread breakage is usually due to the needle in backwards, upper tension too tight or old/weak thread.

When replacing the needle, make sure that the flat side is to the right (3 o'clock position) and is pushed all of the way up before tightening.

What brand and weight of thread are you using and are you sewing with the foot or free motion sewing?

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Consew 226 breaking needles

I posted an answer to this a couple days ago. If the hook's hitting the needle you need to move it away from the needle. There's a small screw in the bottom of the machine that holds the hook mechanism in place. You need to loosen the screw and gently tap the assembly away from the needle. The hook should just pick up the looped thread as the needle bar rises. You can go to www.consew.com and download a pdf file showing the parts of the machine, also an owners manual. You have to click on the 224 machine. The manual's the same for 224, 225, 226. Or you can click on the 226R-3 - that's the same, too.

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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SOURCE: The needles on my Janome 9102D keep breaking

I had a similar problem with my machine. What I've started doing with mine is setting the stitch length at 3 and the differential feed ratio at 1.0 then I set all 4 thread tensions at 3. I thread the machine from right to left, and then when everything seems to be working okay I take scrap material to test the tension and then set them to suit the material I'm using. Right now I'm working with a twill so my settings are 4-4-5-5. This seems to have stopped the thread slipping off the bottom looper and I haven't had any more needles break. I hope this is helpful.

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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SOURCE: thread keeps breaking on sewing machine

Probably just the needle. Try turning it 180 degrees

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Top thread keeps breaking on my Janome 1600P.

I had a similar problem and then realized that the thread on the top had a **** on the spool it was catching on.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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