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The thread keeps breaking, I can't seem to get the right tention, so i need help. thank you

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    thread is still bteaking



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Hello! It sound to me like your needle is dull or old. Old needles get sharpened by the miles of thread that is fed through them and as the needle reverse in direction and begins to head back up it will actually cut the thread instead of allowing it to slide through. If you change the needle and the problem persists you may have a timing issue.

Good Luck!

Posted on May 23, 2011

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