I am having trouble understanding why the needle keeps breaking in my Yamata FY920. After a couple of minutes of sewing it brakes and parts of it fly into the room. The screw is thight and I use a standard needle. Do I need a particular type of needle? The one I am using now, looks like the ones that came with the machine when I bought it.
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Q: So your brand new Yamata FY920 needle will not go when the Power Foot-Peddle is pressed.
A: If it is new, there is little chance any part is worn out.
The most likely cause is that the Power Train has been disengaged as if to wind a Bobbin. The Handwheel, on the Left side (the top wheel), has a slide-switch in the middle of the hub. Slide that switch in the other direction and your Power Train should now be engaged again, allowing the Needle to go Up and Down when the Power Foot-Peddle is pressed. That should do the trick to get the Needle to sew again. [ P.S. That's a nice machine, but be careful when you clean it, since the markings have been known to run if any kind of solvent, or even some plastics, come in contact with them. ] Hope this helps. Sincerely, Amender, 2020-DEC-04.
Remove the upper thread from the machine, install a brand new needle, ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot, and rethread from the beginning. Verify the thread path is correct. Set the upper tension to the midway point.
Could be threaded wrong. Could be tension too tight. Could be a bad needle. Could be bad thread (avoid old thread or bargain bin thread). The fabric, needle, and thread may not be compatible, ie the thread is too large for the needle's eye, could be incorrect thread for the fabric, the fabric may be too coarse and is wearing the thread and causing it to break... There could be a burr or nick somewhere that is catching the thread. The thread could be hanging up somewhere in the thread path on the way from the spool to the needle causing it to break when it reaches the needle.
I agree with John Smeed It could be that the needle is bent or in the wrong way if it keeps on breaking it must be hitting the throat plate or it's timing may be out( a pro job) Also check the needle is in as high as it can go.
Question is not clear? Read the needle? The print is really small and it will just tell you the size. Needles are good for 10 hours and cost and average of 70 cents. If there is any concern about your needle, throw it away and get a different one.