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Hoppy
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Date: 1/19/14 7:19 PM

I am embroidering a design with Madiera thread. The test design turned out ok so it was time to do it on the final fabric. I kept getting thread breaks, so I changed the needle but still have the same problems. I wondered if it was the tension so I changed, and changed, it; no luck. I then put a topper on the fabric; still thread breaks. Any helpful suggestions?

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Date: 1/20/14 0:37 AM

Take a flashlight and peer inside the top threading area. A thread or nest of threads may be impeding the thread path. When this once happened to me, I pulled out the obstruction with a long, fine pair of tweezers. If there is nothing above, I'd next check to see if the bobbin area needs a good cleaning. If all else fails, remove the hoop and completely rethread both bobbin and upper threads. Is the thread color very dark? I've read that darker colored threads may be more prone to breakage because of the heavy dyes used in their manufacture. Good luck.

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Date: 1/20/14 6:36 AM

I had a similar problem this weekend with my viking (Ruby Deluxe). In the process of re threading I discovered that a lot of lint had accumulated at the top of the needle (embroidering towels) and I had failed to adjust for a different type fabric on the sewing advisor- had it set on light woven rather than heavy. When I plugged in the right type fabric (heavy woven) I then discovered that I had been using the wrong size and type needle. After changing the fabric type and needle I had no more problems. I am not familiar with your machine but wanted to share my experience in case it might be of some help.

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Date: 1/20/14 1:33 PM

I had a similar problem and it was a broken piece of thread caught in the top threading area. I finally got it out by using a piece of thread like dental floss. I pulled one through the needle from the spool, rethreaded and then pulled it back to spool and the broken piece came out.

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Date: 1/20/14 2:39 PM

Check the spool cap for nicks (can be smooth with an emery board.

Use a thread stand or drop the spool into a heavy mug and place it to the right of the machine.

Either method will feed the thread straight up from the spool and then through the thread guides. This eliminates having the spool horizontal and the possibility for the thread to wind around the spool pin and then break.

If you are using a sticky-back stabilizer, switch to a Titanium coated needle. A regular needle gets hot, melts the adhesive and gums the thread, which then breaks.

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Date: 1/20/14 4:35 PM

I had a problem and solved mine with a thread stand was higher than my machine. It worked for me

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Date: 1/20/14 4:50 PM

Hi,there could be many reasons that causes embroidery thread to break.It's rarely the brand of embroidery thread one uses,although there is one brand of embroidery thread other people seem to like I will never buy again.

Please check your embroidery machine manual,usually thread breaking causes are listed near the back.If not,here is a list of possible causes of thread breaks and frays,please scroll down.

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Date: 1/27/14 2:24 PM

I found the solution---it was the fabric. After trying some of the replies, which were quite interesting and educational, and not finding a solution I was ready to pack up the machine for servicing. However, I first tried another embroidery with different fabric, thread, etc, and it came out perfect. I did several other embroideries with no problem so now I am going to do the design I had problems with, with different fabric. Thanks for all the information.

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Date: 1/30/14 11:59 AM

Once you have throughly cleaned your machine try purchasing polyester embroidery thread.

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Date: 1/30/14 12:05 PM

Always cut the thread from the spool when you are done with that colo and pull thread out from the needle. In following this rule any thread, lint or fuzz is pulled out, most of the time.

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