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Automatic needle threader on brother se-350

I have had this machine for about 3 months. the automatic needle threader did work, but all of a sudden it does not. What can I check to see if I am doing anything wrong?

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Hi - first, make sure that you raise the needle to as far up as it will go. When you thread the machine, make sure you pass the thread through each number along the path - there is a hook on the threader mechanism that is really easy to miss. It is always a good idea to refer to the book when you are having a problem.

You might also try changing the needle. The threader has a teeny hook that goes in to the eye of the needle from behind, grabs the thread, and pulls it back thru the eye of the needle.

The threader can go out of alignment. If you got the machine last fall, it should still be under warranty. You can call Brother and ask where you can take the machine for repair. Or, you can go to Brother's website and look for information that might be helpful.

Good luck,
Ginny

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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    talk2ginny Feb 04, 2009

    Hi - is our needle threader working? I found more details about your machine and threader, so if are still having trouble, write up a comment, and I'll look for the information you need.

    If you have a minute to rate my original answer, you will help me learn more about what folks are looking for when they come to the FixYa site for help.


    BTW, if you haven't figured out the secret to the STOP button, let me know and I'll write it up - very cool feature.

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I am having problems getting the the automatic needle threader on the singer scholastic sewing machne. to work.

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