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I bought a 2nd hand Necchi Lydia3 544.Tried stiching but needle thread keeps breaking. Could thread quality have anything to do with it?

Fabric doesnt glide through easily and where in S.Africa can i get spares?

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Yes quality of thread could definitely affect sewing, as will a blunt/old/wrong size needle for the material used. Also must have same thread in bobbin and needle also corect thread and needle size for material sewn plus correct tension for that material too. Could be lint or tangled threads underneath needle plate too.

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Try changing threads. If you're not using embroidery thread specifically, the "treatments" they use on different threads can really cause problems.

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SOURCE: Thread in needle or bobbin keeps on breaking

The tread only breaks in the needle. what can i do . i don't get to sew anything . I tread the needle and get everything ready and start the machine and as quickly as that the tread is broken and the machine has not sewn at all.

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SOURCE: thread breaking with my MegaQuilter,

The problem you describes sounds like it maybe caused by a burr along the thread path. Does the thread shred or does it appear to be cut? Does this only happen with so fine or with other threads as well? Take your finger or if that doeswork use a cotton ball, along the thread path, you are looking for a sharp spot that will be causing your thread to shred. Change you needle for a new one, Make sure you put it in the correct way. Also if these don't do the trick hand wheel the needle up and down a few times. make sure that there isn't a burr in the throat plate from a broken needle and observe near the bobbin case and timing finger that the needle isn't rubbing against something( you might want to use a magnifing glass). i hope this helps. I know how frustrating it can be .

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

Fred Yearian

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SOURCE: The top thread keeps braeking. This is a recent

Usual causes are:

Weak or inconsistent thread..

Threaded wrong.

Needle installed backwards or not seated.

Incorrect tension or contamination in the tension control.

The key to finding the problem is to manually turn the machine through cycles and watch at what point the thread breaks or is strained excessively.

Posted on Dec 14, 2009

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SOURCE: my sewing thread keeps breaking

Have you put your needle in the right way and not back to front. Make sure that the groove in the needle is to the front.

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

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