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Hi, I have a used singer 491D300AA and I have the following problem: as I sew the thread twists and is eventually cut after it has reached the needle. Do you have any idea why this is happening? thanks in advance, Julia

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Are you using thread that has been wound from a spool onto a bobbin, then using this on the top of your machine? Thread is often wrapped and wound in one direction and winding it off the spool onto a bobbin, then off the bobbin will reverse the direction in which it is wound.

Other things could be a burr on the needle or in the thread path somewhere, top tension too tight, lint or dirt in between the tension discs or something disrupting the thread path as it flows from the spool to your needle.

I'd suggest that you clean the tension discs and recheck your threading path, change the thread and test sew again. Failing that, it may need a service to establish the cause.

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