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Top thread keeps snapping on consew 230b

Top thread keeps snapping ,adjusted tension but still snaps when trying to sew

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Sometimes the problem can be the thread itself. I bought some cotton thread that would break at the slightest pull. Try using polyester or even quilting thread. It might make the difference.

Posted on Aug 16, 2012

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Top thread snapping. Do you have an idea of there it is breaking?

First I would check the needle throat plate and needle. If you have stab marks on your needle plate, examine it closely for a crack. (get out the magnifying glass or jewelers loop) I recently fixed a problem I had with an old singer that kept breaking the top thread by replacing the needle plate. The old needle plate was so damaged it had actually made a knife edge which consistently cut the thread right at that location.

Change your needle and make sure it is the proper size for your thread. Too narrow of an eye can shred the thread causing it to break.

Next, check anything along your threading process that could be catching or snagging the thread. A worn or chipped thread guide can be a real problem.

Also make sure your thread hasn't dropped down below your thread cones and wrapped around the thread spindle. This would cause extra tension that might not be readily apparent.

Good luck

Posted on Aug 15, 2012

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This sounds like a backwards needle. Take out the needle and when you re-insert it back in, make sure that put the flat side to the back.

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Posted on Jun 07, 2010

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SOURCE: Top thread stitches correctly but bottom thread loops.

FYI---- Loops on the bottom-- problem is in the threading..
Loops on the top--- problem is with the bobbin.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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There should be a small screw on the side of your bobbin case adjust it little by little until you get the correct tension.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Thread loops

Proper set of bobbins and tension set up vs. fabrics will sew you satified.Also incude regular maintenance cleaning of the feeds dogs with a brus,also the shuttle assembly need sometime to clean.Some threads and fabrics chips accumulates in the feed dogs and shuttles assembly.In setting up thread bobbins the thread should be clockwise direction as you pull out on slot coming out to the bobbins (as you shown in my inserted image manual).The loop thread should be propely in the sequence position same like in the image refer to it.If you use cotton/ polyester fabric in the begining of trial set tension dial to No.3 and stich to No. 8 to 12 any convenient to you Use needle No. 14 .Posible make a record if you are sewing different types of fabric mostly silk fabric is hard to sew adjusting to lower stich can posible sew satisfactory.

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I need an illustration of the correct installation of a bobbin case for model 7422

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Why does top thread keep breaking?


Sounds like your tensions, both upper and lower are out of whack. Easily fixed if so...google a vidyfor your make/model machine on adjusting both upper and lower tensions.

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The top cotton keep on snapping when I am sewing also the top cotton make a loop I tried adjusting the top tension but problem is not solve.


http://www.wikihow.com/Adjust-the-Tension-on-a-Sewing-Machine
this explains tension and how to fix the problem if it is a tension problem.

Are you sewing through an abrasive fabric or anything sticky. This has been my latest reason for top thread breaking.

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2. The needle thread tension is to tight
3. The needle is bent or blunt
4. The needle is incorrectly inserted
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Place the new needle in the needle clamp with the flat side of the needle facing the back, (round needle, the groove in the needle should face away from the shaft).
Push the needle all the way up as far as it will go. Then tighten the needle clamp screw.

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