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How do you attach the needle clamp thread guide

I bought a Futura XL400 second hand and it was missing the needle clamp thread guide. I ordered a new thread guide and I want to attach it on my own but I can't see where it is supposed to be secured. Can you instruct me on how to attach my needle clamp thread guide to my futura xl400?

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SOURCE: Singer Futura 250 under XP - embroidery unit won't move

Could one of you send me a copy of the Futura installation software? I can't find mine and can't use my machine to embroider! Help!

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Either upper thread is not passing through thread sensor area or sensor is broken.
Second possible reason is that if design is not optimized the sporadic speed change provides thread breakage error even if the thread is not broken physically. Make sure your software is updated to optimize it automatically (Futura main menu->Help->Live Update).

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try sewusa loads of manuals and sewing diagrams. Since its a older machine.I would clean and oil it also.Lint can cause all kinds of issues.

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Insert the replacement guide inside and at the back of the needle clamp, with the hook part sticking out of the clamp. You'll see that there's an indentation in the clamp to hold it. Insert the guide and clamp as one unit, then hook the wire around the screw and tighten.

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A PDF version of your manual is in the \Manual directory where in installed it on your hard drive, and you can also download one free at the Singer Futura support site.

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