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I am using a Brother LS-2125. I am sewing on denim, and have a new #18 needle. I was trying to sew velcro on, but it had adhesive and was gumming up the needle. I cleaned the needle, but now I am just sewing on denim and the thread keeps snapping . It seems like the balance wheel is moving pretty hard. Any suggestions?

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Try cleaning your machine needle shaft (up in it) and the bobbin casing with alcohol because I think that you gummed it up with the velcro glue. Your needle may be shot also, so insert a new one Try cleaning and lubricating very thoroughly. Use a q tip. I am hoping that it did not mess up the timing. there is a velcro that you can sew on but there is no adhesive and will not cause this problem Good luck, let me know if you are okay after this. Please, don't feel bad because I did the same thing, years ago and was able to fix it this way.

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