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Why does bobbin thread keep snagging?

It initially sews correctly, and then the bobbin thread will snag, bunch up, and eventually break

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There could be burr or nick somewhere that the bobbin thread is catching. Use a fine piece of fabric, like an old pair of hosiery, wrap it around your finger and run your finger around in the bobbin area and the needle plate. If there is a burr or nick, the fabric will catch. If it is small, it can frequently be buffed with very fine steel wool or fine emery board. Otherwise, that part can probably be replaced.

If you can, open the bobbin door and hand rotate the handwheel while watching the needle/hook action. You may see what is happening, ie the bobbin thread could be wrapping around something and hanging up.

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Increase the needle thread tension up a bit as it is too loose to pull the bobbin thread up properly
keep adjusting until both threads are at the middle of the materials being sewn

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My needle thread keeps breaking. I've tried different thread (top and bobbin), a new needle, and I opened up the bottom plate to clean out lint. I have also tried adjusting the thread tension.


Are you sure you have got the top thread threaded correctly including the take up lever? Start at the thread spool and follow the thread all the way through the thread path checking that it is not snagging on anything enroute and that the thread is correctly through the tension device. Also tension dial should be on 4-5, if its higher this could be breaking the thread. YOu should not need to adjust top thread tension more than a half increment at any time.

Other possibility is that the bobbin holder under the needle plate has moved out of alignment and then the top thread is catching there as it goes around the hook.

If you check your manual it should give you instructions on removing the needle plate (2 screws need to come out), then you can lift the bobbin case out towards you, clean underneath with your little brush, then reinsert it. There are two little red marks on the right side of the bobbin case and a stopper, these need to be lined up. Then put in bobbin and rethread into tension spring, replace needle plate, bobbin cover, and test stitch.

Hopefully one of the above is causing the thread to break.

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