Question about Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine
I was sewing heavy material for a ferret bed and talking to my daughter when the needle jammed, came down on the needle clamp,bent the thread guide.When I tried to put the needle clamp back on it falls off.It looks like the needle hit the needle stop inside. I can see something metal inside,don't know for sure if it is suppose to be there or not.When I insert a needle into the needle clamp and tighten the screw(not attached to the sewing machine) the needle is secure. I just cannot get it to stay on the needle bar.Please help.
There is a set screw above the needle pin screw which tightens with an allen wrench--try that.
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Move the power foot control away to prevent accidently pressing it while changing the needle. Turn the hand wheel that is located on the upper right side of the sewing machine. Watch the needle while you are turning the wheel and stop when the needle is as high as it can go. If the thread is still inserted into the needle, pull it out.
Find the small clamp that holds the needle in place. It is located on the side of the needle bar. Grasp the clamp and turn it to loosen the needle. You don't want to remove the clamp entirely, just loosen it enough for the needle to be removed.
Remove the needle from the needle bar. If you are having difficulty maneuvering to get the needle out, open the needle plate. Be careful when removing a needle, especially if it is broken, to avoid sticking yourself. Set the needle aside, if you are switching out needles to use one for different weight material; otherwise, throw the old needle away.
Select the correct size needle. The different sizes are written on the colored end of the needle that fits into the sewing machine. Turn the needle so that the flat side is facing away from you. Slide it into the needle bar until it reaches as far as it can.
Hold the needle in place with one hand and grasp the needle clamp with the other hand. Tighten the needle clamp. Do not turn it too hard to avoid breaking it or stripping the threads on the clamp.
Clean any thread or fuss that is caught in the needle plate of bobbin case. Turn the hand wheel several times to make sure the needle is securely in place. Thread the needle and continue sewing.
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