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The last thread guide fell out, how do I replace it?

Does the last thread guide go into the needle holder, it fell out when my needle holder came off while sewing. How does it fit and where is it to be placed?

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SOURCE: Needle won't pick up bobbin thread - HELP!!!

I recently fixed my wife maching with the same problem. I found that the screw had come loose that holds the linkage together that rotates the bobbin holder. I was fortunate enough to notice the screw while looking at the machine. To replace it requires taking both the front and back covers off of the frame since the bobbin holder linkage is in the rear behind the needle area. Be careful to insure that the plastic toothed "rail" that runs the bobbin holder is positioned properly or it may break off a tooth. Once I replaced the screw and put the machine back together, it picked up the thread with no problem. Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 15, 2007

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SOURCE: My needle broke and a piece of metal fell out of machine

Totally happened to me last week. I discovered that the metal piece that fell off and holds the needle has a small screw that holds it in place. It needs an Allen wrench (tiny one) to tighten it back into place. I just lucked into figuring it out.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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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

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Needle holder fell off of machine

there should be an allen screw on the back side of the needle bar clamp push it up and on and make sure its as stright as you can get it and tighten down on the allen screw

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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SOURCE: brother sewing machine model XL-6562.needle holder came off rod.n

The needle holder has a screw right above the screw that holds the needle in place. It really doesn't look like a screw because it does not appear to have a slot for a screwdriver. However, with a small flat head screw driver you can tighten it up. There is also a curverd wire that must be inserted into a slot at the bottom of the holder. The screw tightens against the wire that tightens against the post. (It's a curved wire that curves around the front part). The above info that was previously posted was almost dead on for me. The screw spoken about is called a set screw, which is a screw that is almost hollow. To lossen or tighten a set screw you use an allen wrench. The one on this machine is 5/64 th size. You can use a very small screwdriver if it fits tightly, but you must be careful not to strip the inside of the screw.

Posted on Dec 20, 2009

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How to thread on a singer 4411. Thank you


To thread the upper thread, make sure that the needle bar is fully up, using the hand wheel. Put the thread spool on the spool pin and secure it with the spool holder. Use the end of the spool holder that is closest to the spool size. Bring the thread through first guide to the left of the spool holder. Slide it past and behind the guide before pulling it into the guide. Then bring the thread to the pre-tension spring. Similarly, the thread goes behind the spring and then comes forward. Next bring the thread down through the channel and up through the adjacent one further to the left. It helps to hold the thread between the spool and the thread guide. Once you bring the thread up through the second channel bring it from right to left through the slotted eye of the take-up lever. Bring the thread down and through the horizontal thread guide, the thin guide clamp needle and to the needle. Thread the needle from front to back.

The manuals for most Singer sewing machines are available from the manufacturer's site: http://www.singerco.com/support/instruction-manuals . The direct link to the manual for the 4411 is http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/1230_4411_heavy_duty_esf.pdf . See page page 16 (page 23 of the PDF) for pictures of the guides.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jan 05, 2017 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Left needle not sewing


Assuming this is a serger/overlocker...

Check to be sure the left needle is installed all the way in the holder. Sometimes debris (threads, lint, etc) accumulate and prevent the needle from seating properly. Use the needle holder tool to hold the needle up while tightening the screw.

Cut all the threads between the thread tree and tension disks. Set all the tension controls to zero. RAISE the presser foot and pull out all the cut threads (always pull them Down through the machine, never Up).

Now, with the presser foot still RAISED, rethread each thread in the Order specified in the manual. Give each thread a little tug when pulling it through the tension disk. Make sure each thread is threaded through every guide as instructed. (Usually the upper looper is threaded first, then the lower looper--if this is your sequence, be sure to DRAPE the lower looper thread over the upper looper in its last step.) Then thread the needles. Pull all the thread tails under the presser foot and toward the back of the machine.

Now, lower the presser foot. Set all the tension controls to the midway point and test.

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Feb 06, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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User guide


from the cotton holder you run the thread across to the thread tensioner you pull the thread through this then you thread it through the hole in the little arm that goes up and down with the needle you then bring the thread down to the needle passing it through the holder at the top of the needle then you thread the cotton through the needle make shore the needle is in the right way this should work

Aug 31, 2013 | Sew Pro ZZ401 Sewing Machine

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How do I use the double needle


first you take out the single needle, then you insert the double needle the same way you would the regular needle

the flat side goes toward the back of the machine inserted all the way up into the needle holder
then you take the 2 spools of thread & put them on the spool holders

then you thread the machine with the first spool just like when your going to sew normally with one needle & then you thread the first needle
& then the second spool is threaded the same path as the other spool,, ever guide & then you thread the second needle

then you make sure you have thread tails for top & bobbin thread of 3 to 6 inches long, pulled toward the back of the machine before you start to sew

happy sewing

Sep 05, 2011 | Brother XL-2610

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How do you thread a pfaff 7570


If only we could put video links in here! But here goes:

Raise the presser foot;
Turn the hand wheel until the take-up lever (the hook bit that goes up and down, above the needle ) has reached its highest position;
Remove the small spool holder from the horizontal thread holder that is under the lid. Put thread reel onto spool, replace spool holder;
Pull thread behind first thread guide - it is the cream flat plastic bit towards the back - about 1" x 3/4" (i.e. the thread takes the first exit at the back);
Bring it down the left-hand long slot on the front of the machine, back up the right-hand slot, over the hook of the take-up lever, back down the right-hand slot and pass it from the side between the thread guide (silver metal bit just above the needle - looks a bit like curled metal). I found this last guide the most difficult to figure out - tried to get the thread into the curled bit - but you don't do that - it just slips in behind;
Thread goes through the eye of the needle. You can use the needle threader or not. Instructions for needle threader:

Lower sewing foot (makes more room and clamps the thread in the upper tension discs so it is less likely to keep spooling off while you are trying to thread);
Turn handwheel until the needle is in highest position;
Pull the needle threader straight down and then twist it to the front so the tiny hook on the threader goes through the eye of the needle;
Take thread under the larger metal hook on the left, put your thumb on it to stop it coming off, thread goes back towards the needle and under the small hook that is poking through the needle from the back;
Twist the needle threader towards the rear, releasing the thread carefully and allow the threader to move upwards. There should be a loop of thread left in the eye of the needle and you can now pull it all through to the back.

That sounds really complicated but I find the Pfaff needle threader works really well, unlike that of some other machines. I also have a Husqvarna Designer 1 whose needle threader works great, but the one on my friend's Designer SE is useless. Go figure!

Feb 02, 2010 | PfaFF Creative 7570

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How to change the needle holder on Bernina 160


1.) Remove the screw that holds the needle in. Remove needle.

2.) Gentle pry the thread guide clip off of the needle holder. There is a guide and a small flat spring, do not loose those.

3.) Remove the needle height pin. These pins are available in several different sizes and need to be set correctly.

4.) Remove the holder assembly.

5.) Reverse procedure to assemble with the new needle holder.

This really should be done by a Bernina dealer that has the proper parts.

Oct 24, 2009 | Bernina Virtuosa 160

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I have a Bernette 50 sewing machine....i was sewing velcro....the screw assembly on the post where the needle goes into fell off and the thread guide fell off it....i can't tell if it is broken or just...


That can be tricky. Some thread guides and needle clamps have to be assembled and then slid up into place with the needle screw holding it together. Some have a set screw to hold it.

Jun 27, 2009 | Bernina Bernette 75

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The needle holder came off the pin that holds the sewing foot in place. It appears a part is broken


Not familiar with the XL-5340 but I have an XL-6562 - mine has done the same thing. There is a small black screw that requires an allen wrench to adjust. It is on the right hand side of the needle holder. Apparently it just works loose over time and with use. My son put the holder back on, adjusted that screw with an allen wrench and it has been fine. Not sure what to tell you though about the missing thread guide. Maybe it will be ok without that - I guess try it and see.

Aug 05, 2008 | Brother XL-5340 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Threading a husqvarna huskylock 1001L serger


Solution taken from "Handbook for Huskylock Sewing Machine Models 1001L/1000L/1000"

1. Raise the presser foot by using presser foot lever. When the presser foot is raised, the two thread tension discs in the thread tension control panel are released so that thread passes freely between them. Otherwise thread tension may not be correct.

Important! When threading the needle, always be sure to lift the presser foot lever, and also take care to thread in the proper order.

Threading order:
1. Upper looper thread (green)
2. Lower looper thread (blue)
3. Double chain stitch looper thread (purple) in case of 5 thread stitch or double chain stitch
4. Right needle thread (red)
5. Left needle thread or double chain needle thread (yellow)

Caution!
Because the left thread tension dial (yellow) is used for either the left needle or the double chain stitch needle, these needles will never be used at the same time.

Upper looper (green) sequence:
1. Thread holder (silver triangle openings attached to thread holder stand)
2. Thread guide (flat silver clips just behind thread tension disc)
3. Thread tension disc (circular knobs with numbers for tension setting)
4. Pull thread around upper looper guide and upper looper
5. Pull thread into hole of upper looper

Lower looper (blue)
Repeat 1, 2, 3.
4. Pull thread around guide (see color coded chart inside front serger cover).

Easy threading mechanism (for lower looper)
1. Pull out the lower looper threading lever
2. Thread the lower looper and position the thread on hook of the lower looper
threading lever.
3. Push the lower looper threading lever back to its basic position while
holding the end of the thread.

Caution:
When returning the lower looper threading lever, always make sure that the two
blue triangle marks (directional arrows) meet each other.

Right needle thread (red)
Left needle thread (yellow)
Important: Thread the needles after threading of lower looper and upper looper.
First raise the presser foot lever, and then thread the needle threads in order shown in color coded thread guide.




Jun 24, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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