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Thread breaking. I have a problem with my thread breaking ...the thread that goes through the needle. As soon as I start it breaks. It seems to be getting tangled in the bottom and I have to keep pulling it out and cutting it where it gets tangled. What do I do? I tries changing the needle. Does this sewing machine take only certain needles? The manual does not say. Thanks, Peggy thread breaking....after threading, start to sew and as soon as needle goes down it breaks and leaves thread in bottom and needle comes up empty

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    cotton thread keeps breaking and threading around the wool needle

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    thread continue to break from the needle when I start sewing

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    I don't have a manual so wonder if I am threading in the wrong order

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    everything is threaded when I go to sew the thread keeps breaking at needle

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Also frequent needle breaks.

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Rethread the machine following these directions:
all machines thread the same. TTN tension, take up, needle.
Beginning with the spool, guide the thread through the thread guides to the tension assembly. Pull the thread through the tension assembly and test it to make sure the tension is working correctly.
(To do this test, adjust your tension setting to normal or medium or 5 or something in the middle. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through the tension. It should pull easily!! Lower the presser foot and pull the thread. It should pull noticeably harder.) If it passes this test, continue up through the take up lever,then down through the thread guides to the needle. Make sure your needle is fully inserted and turned the correct way.( If you load your bobbin case from the left side,the needle rule is normally FLAT to the RIGHT is RIGHT. There are some exceptions. If you have a newer style drop in bobbin or your bobbin case loads in the front then the rule is FLAT to the BACK.
Remove the bobbin case and bobbin. Pull on the bobbin thread to make sure it doesn't pull too hard. It should have some tension on it but not a lot. Insert the bobbin and bobbin case into the hook assembly and pull on the bobbin thread again.The tension should still be about the same. If it is tight, you need to look at the bottom of the pin that the bobbin case sits on and see if there are any threads looped around it. If there are , you need to remove them.
Hold the top thread , turn the hand wheel and see if the thread is catching someplace around the hook assembly. If it pulls the thread up easily, put some fabric in it and see how it works.
Make sure the thread is through the take up lever.
sewman7

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Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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it doesn't take certain needles. Make sure youre tension isn't too tight, both top and bobbin. Also I found with my Euron Pro that the thread needs to be at the back and I have to hold it kind of tight when I start or it will bunch under the plate and break. Hope this helps. Feel free to email me at DizzyAnjel@rogers.com if you need help with tension settings

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