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Old 10-24-2011, 01:52 PM
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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!
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Are you using a ball point needle?
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:56 PM
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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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Old 10-24-2011, 01:59 PM
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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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Old 10-24-2011, 02:09 PM
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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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Old 10-24-2011, 02:25 PM
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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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Old 10-24-2011, 02:39 PM
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make sure your presser foot is up when you thread your machine.
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:45 PM
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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!!!
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:53 PM
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sounds like the needle, get a ball point needle
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