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Thread: my new viking

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    sappire 835 is suddenly giving me FITS! i'm trying to sew a simple pair of stretch pants,& the top thread keeps breaking.i have....changed thread,completely dismantled the bobbin &changed that thread,re-threaded the upper thread a dozen times , am going to try a diff. needle next.just bought it in june & tho i haven't had much time to sew,what i have done i was very happy with.if anyone has any suggestions, i would appreciate it.don't want to take it in if i don't have to!
    thanx in advance,dar :-D

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    Are you using a ball point needle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dar627742
    sappire 835 is suddenly giving me FITS! i'm trying to sew a simple pair of stretch pants,& the top thread keeps breaking.i have....changed thread,completely dismantled the bobbin &changed that thread,re-threaded the upper thread a dozen times , am going to try a diff. needle next.just bought it in june & tho i haven't had much time to sew,what i have done i was very happy with.if anyone has any suggestions, i would appreciate it.don't want to take it in if i don't have to!
    thanx in advance,dar :-D
    I was having the same trouble with my little Viking Daisy when I was sewing fleece.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-162661-1.htm

    Called the shop and they said that since it was stretchy material I should use a stretch needle. I had never heard of such a thing but ordered a few to try. Will let you know if they work. They also said thread could be old but I pulled on it by itself and I could not break it. I think the needle is the problem. Perhaps others have more suggestions.

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    Can you just call your dealer? I usually can get an answer over the phone from mine

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    The stretch needle is the ball point needle. It is rounded and goes between the knit fibers.

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    When my machine acts up like that I turn it off and walk away for a few hours or overnight. Don't know if it's me or the machine that needs a break but it usually works when I come back.

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    I oil my thread just a tiny bit ... Silicone oil... Might help!

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    make sure your presser foot is up when you thread your machine.

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    thank you for your fast replies! will try all of your suggestions & let you knowe what hasppens.
    thanx again so much,knew i could depend on all my friends on the board!!!
    dar

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    sounds like the needle, get a ball point needle

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