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Brother ls 1217 - needle continuously hitting foot and plate and breaking

In sewing, the needle continuously hits the face plate, or the foot and breaks. It is the correct needle, in the right way, same with needle position and foot position

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It sounds like the machine is out of time, & needs to be serviced

Posted on Feb 24, 2012

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SOURCE: the thread on the brother sewing machine keeps breaking when the

You may have a snag on the plate. And that means a new one. Just one possibility.

Posted on Mar 08, 2010

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SOURCE: WHAT NEEDLES FOR SEWING LEATHER ON A LS 1217

The WEDGE POINT NEEDLE, which is designed for leather and vinyl, easily pierces these fabrics to make a hole that will close back upon itself. This eliminates unattractive holes in the garment, and also reduces the risk of the stitches tearing the fabric. The wedge point needle comes in sizes 11 to 18. The size 11 needle is designed for soft pliable leathers,while size 18 is designed for heavy or multiple layers of leather or vinyl.

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SOURCE: NEEDLE KEEPS COMING UNTHREADED WILL NOT CATCH IN FABRIC

Make sure you are threading the machine correctly and it has the proper tension. Also check the bobbin the thread has to go thru the little lash

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We have those needles available here:

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SOURCE: I'm new to sewing. I was given a Brother LS-1217

Page 15 in this users guide.
http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_LS_1217_EN_186.PDF

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