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I’ve had my Singer for a year now. I haven’t used it for about a month, and when I sat down to use it today I found that every few seconds the thread snaps off from the needle. I’ve done a clean out, but it still is happening. I don’t think I’ve sworn at my machine more in my life! I’m using basic cotton thread on a tshirt, I’ve tried all different stitches and it’s still happening. Is it the foot? If someone else has had this happen to them and knows how to fix it I would forever be appreciative!


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    Sep 13, 2009, 09.59 AMby oscarthegrouch108

    first thing that i would check, is how it’s threaded. sometimes the thread wraps itself around something it shouldn’t while you’re sewing. next is your tension (top and bottom). it sounds like it’s just too tight. sometimes after sitting for a while, my machine’s (a White) tension goes a little wonky. after that, it would clean (again) and oil (where the manual says).

    good luck!

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    Sep 13, 2009, 10.47 AMby kiraph

    I have had this happen before as well and understand how frustrating it can be! It could also be that the needle is incorrect for the thread and/or fabric.

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    Sep 13, 2009, 11.12 AMby carme

    Is your needle threaded the correct way around? I had this problem a few weeks ago, and this is all it was.

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    Sep 17, 2009, 03.13 PMby marissaismyname

    Buy a BabyLock. Their the best machines around. I’ll never use anything else. It never gives me trouble. But, if you can’t afford to get a new machine, take it to a sewing dealer and have them give it a tune up.

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    Sep 17, 2009, 06.23 PMby katexxxxxx

    Clean the machine carefully and give it a new needle of the correct size and type for the fabric you are using. Check that the tension is correct for the stitch you are using, and make sure the machine is correctly threaded, both bobbin and spool thread. You may have a bent or damaged needle or the tension may be too tight.

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    Feb 1, 2014, 07.43 AMby Ninajani

    Which version of singer you are having problem with? I have Singer 9960 and never run into any trouble with it. My singer is a work horse for me for about two years now and i am happy with it.

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