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Trouble with all needle threads breaking
Mia22
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Date: 5/22/12 9:27 AM

Can someone help walk me through what I could be possibly doing wrong with treading this new CS machine?  I have had 2 sergers and never have problems treading either of them.  It seems like treading is really fast and simple on this machine, but it doesn't show you where to put the threads after threaded thru needle. It's impossible to put under pressure foot, and to left of needle and if I leave on top as soon as I try to sew with it all my threads break. I tried for 4 hours last night to try to do this.  Also they don't say what to do with thread after coming out of last part of looper. Do u just pull backwards and straight out of machine?  I set all tensions like book said on 4, I  but cannot get it to sew even get the first sample flat practice piece material to work. I have made sure all threads are in discs, and looper seems very easy to thread. But when I try to sew
even 15 seconds all the needle threads break. I think maybe it has something to do with these threads not being in correct place in regards to pressure foot after i am done threading needle eye. I just don't know what to do to. Very confused as to what the problem is. Hopefully it is something simple I am doing wrong and you guys can figure it out so I can begin to try to enjoy the machine a little
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-- Edited on 5/23/12 8:16 AM --

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Date: 5/22/12 9:29 AM

Which machine do you have? Is you thread caught somewhere, maybe wrapped around the telescoping rods?

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Date: 5/22/12 9:54 AM

I have brother 2340cv coverstitch. I think it is threaded properly and also looper threaded properly too, but something is very wrong

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Date: 5/22/12 11:31 AM

Before you start to sew use tweezers to put the thread through the hole of the foot. The bottom looper thread will get taken care of as soon as the machine starts to sew. Most instruction books advise to cut lower thread about 2-3" long and leave hanging. Are you sure the pressure foot is down when you start to sew? Take a 100% cotton fabric, place it just past the pressure foot and very gently hold the needle threads, turn hand wheel towards you. Cover stitch machines unlike sergers don't sew without fabric. If all else fails post a couple pics.

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Date: 5/22/12 11:38 AM

I will try that. Thanks for the tip. I am using all 4 with cone threads. Should I be using anything different in the needles?

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Date: 5/22/12 12:24 PM

Hi,
Most coverstitch machines use the EL needles. Do you have to use those in your Brother coverstitch? I have to in my old Elna 925 serger, especially when I use the coverstitch with my machine.
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Date: 5/22/12 12:52 PM

Yes I do. Thanks. I'm wondering if it is sensitive to cone thread or something goofy like that.

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Date: 5/22/12 4:53 PM

They can be a little picky about cone thread. If by cone thread you mean serger thread, I have gotten nothing but terrible results with it on my Janome CPX. If you machine came with the little nets that go over the cones/spools, I'd definitely suggest giving that a try.

However, those are tips I've used to fix issues with poor stitch quality, I've never had threads just snap. I'm not sure if they'll help.

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Date: 5/23/12 7:54 AM

You might be using your machine correctly but being that you are new to a CS machine and being that you are more used to sewing with a serger and just feeding fabric after you start to sew, a CS machine has to have fabric under foot before starting to sew. Just was wondering if you knew that and are doing it correctly.
On some CS machines, one may need a small piece of fabric to use at the start and end of stitching with the main fabric you are sewing in between the two.
I think somebody here on PR will be of help to you so you can get it worked out and you will be able to enjoy your machine soon. Sorry, I don't know which machine you have but on my combo, I don't use the extra fabrics before and ending CS because on my machine I can chain off with CS like when serging and it doesn't go through the steps of ending cover stitching as some models. I hope you get it worked out soon.

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