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Bobbin case keeps breaking after minimal use

I have a singer 9018DT and have purchased a new black bobbin casing, and after only 2 or 3 small projects (hemming) maybe 4 projects, anyway, the black bobbin case is broken AGAIN!!!! can you help me? I have a Brother XL3500 machine..and the needles keep breaking because they are hitting the bobbin case...Please help me? Should I get a new case? I do a lot of quilting..so have to clean often..and maybe when I remove and put back..it isn't aligned perfectly??
Dee
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  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2008

    I took your advice..and ordered a new bobbin case...I will let you know if it works...I've changed countless needles...I can see on the case..all the marks from the broken needles...wonder why this has happened? Thanks for your prompt advice...
    Dee


  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    My Singer 9018DT sews like a champ, however my kids knocked it off the table and it hit the floor. The only broken bit is a shattered bottom corner of the free arm, as the whole bottom piece is made of plastic. Before you throw yours out the 3rd story window, could I buy it for parts?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

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Nope...it didn't work...I got the new case...and still keeps breaking needles...ready to throw the machine right out the window...3 floors up...I think they sent the wrong case...and on e-bay...another vendor wants 36.95 for a case...don't think it is worth this...only paid 150.00 for the machine at Walmart...personally...plastic parts are terrible...I still have a Singer from 1953...and it still sews like a charm...but just goes front and back...no frills...but the oldies are better!
Dee

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  1. Using a doubled piece of fabric similar to what you have in mind for your project, sew a seam on the diagonal-pulling the fabric on the diagonal to break the threads. (Ideal tension would either break neither thread or break both threads. So, a single breaking thread signals that the tension needs adjusting.)
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Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
TROUBLE;UPPER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
This could be trouble;================Do this;
1.Top tension to tight================loosen tension 1 turn
2.Machine improperly threaded=========check threading
3.Thread twisted on guide post========"
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