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« on: July 04, 2007 09:05:05 AM »

My ma  gave me her old sewing machine for my 20th birthday a while back. And I'm trying to make scrubs for my nurse aid class, but the thread keeps jamming and snapping off.

Here's the threading diagram, it keeps getting stuck somewhere around #4.

I don't know what's wrong! It's totally frustrating because I can only get about 1/2 an inch before the thread snaps. 

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007 10:02:01 AM »


Are you having a problem threading it, or during actual sewing? Can you actually tell that it's getting *stuck* right in the spot where #4 is? Maybe you have to lower the tension--maybe it's on a really high setting or something.

And here's a shot in the dark that's probably not your problem but I'll mention it anyway: something that sometimes happens to me, one of those stealth problems, is that the thread will get caught, not on anything in the machine, but on the side of the spool of thread up top. You know how sometimes a thread spool will have a tiny slit cut in the plastic on one of the ends, where the original loose end was stashed at time of purchase? Sometimes the thread gets stuck in there when it's unrolling from the spool, and the whole thread stops moving and it breaks off somewhere. So it might not actually be getting *stuck* at #4, maybe that's just where it breaks off when it gets stuck on the spool. Huh?

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007 10:03:07 AM »

I would think it may be your tension is too high or just the thread is a poor quality one.

It may be a silly question, but have you tried adjusting the tension?
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2007 10:31:53 AM »

Well, I tried adjusting the tension, but if the tensions is anything under 2, the thread gets all tangled and looks webby. If you could understand what that means. So I pretty much have to leave it at 3 or 4.

And I wouldn't think it's the thread, because it snaps no matter which brand I use.

Argh, maybe it just is getting stuck on the spool.

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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2007 12:07:11 PM »

this was happening to me too and someone told me to oil my machine if i hadn't done it lately (i never had) and lo and behold my thread pretty much quit breaking since i oiled.  he said he'd come over and lube up the whole machine for me soon as he gets a chance though.  i think it probably needs that too.  also maybe your upper tension is too tight. 
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