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I am attempting to check to see .. if the RACE for my Brother XL-6562 has sustained some damage (the smaller point broken, perhaps) -?- Long story short: the needle had fallen down into the machine; I removed the needle plate .. and upon leaning the machine over a bit to retrieve the needle (needls was on bottom) - the bobbin and the race fell out onto the floor. Upon re-assembly, and attempting to sew - I realized that things are out of kelter. I've taken a look at the manual (page 77) in assuring the race is situated/positioned correctly - to no avail. From the photos in the manual - it appears that the smaller point tip on [my] race is damaged. But it is difficult to tell, with no other to compare! I have a few macro photos which will 'show' the bobbin RACE, and where I suspect one of the points are broken. Any assistance and input would be graciously appreciated.

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  • gofigger56 Jan 11, 2009

    {My apologies for being unfamiliar with this forum} In the On-Line Users Guide, is a drawing of the RACE, as it would be placed into the shuttle. See illustration ' C ' here .



    Am posting (2) macro photos of where I (think) a point may have broken off of the race.







    Please, if anyone can assist by perhaps looking at their own machines' bobbin RACE and confirming for me, would be most helpful.



    ~ Thanks ~

  • gofigger56 Jan 11, 2009

    CORRECTION: Please, SEE PAGE 89 > In the On-Line Users Guide, is a drawing of the RACE, as it would be placed into the shuttle. See illustration ' C ' .. HERE.

  • gofigger56 Jan 11, 2009

    Thank you, RickE1.. so much, for your prompt reply!



    From what I could tell from the diagrams and illustrations in the manual, I (thought) I'd had the proper terms. Perhaps I need to re-familiarize myself with the sewing machine parts and applied terminology. I've not meant to cause undue confusion ..



    * You'd stated .. "I hope you mean the plastic hook that sits in the metal race is damaged". I believe we're talking about the same item/part!



    At this juncture .. all I do know, is that the particular part of which I've included 2 photos

    (above) - seems to be damaged. It is one of the plastic 'points/tips' that appears to be 'not as pronounced a point' .. in comparison to the photos in the machines' manual (& the Brother On-line Users' Guide).



    Another photo (with an arrow) ..








    I suppose I'll have to be content to wait until tomorrow (Monday) morning, to make the necessary phone call/s to Brother and/or to a repair/service person.



    Know that I do appreciate your kind assistance .. and your patience!

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    Barbara Cruz Dec 17, 2014

    I'm having the same problem and found that a whole new one is 20$ online.this machine says its under warrenty for 25 yrs but Im not shipping or driving it 100 miles away for this.I will do it myself and let you know if it works

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Be sure you didn't put the bobbin in the bobbincase upside down.
I hope you mean the plastic hook that sits in the metal race is damaged because they are cheap and easy to replace. Also if the tip is damaged at all, even a nick or a burr the thread will catch on it. If its a plastic one replace it with a new one from where you bought the machine or check with a real sewing machine dealer or repair person. Unless you can smooth it out by polishing it or using a very fine emery paper (for a metal one) it needs a new one. The thread will only keep catching on it. The hook is inexpensive. The race that the hook sits in is probably metal is an inexpensive part but an expensive fix.
Good luck.

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