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Brother XR65 twin needle threading

Manual does not show how to thread the twin needles, can anyone tell me how to do this?

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  • LOIIE Jan 05, 2008

    THANK YOU WHAT I MEAN TO ASK IS WHY DO I GET THAT "FAGOTING" THING WHEN I ONLY WAS A DOUBLE ROW OF PLAIN STRAIGHT STITCHING I HAVE MOVED THAT SMALL DIAL IN THE BACK OF DIAL IN FRONT AND NOTHING CHANGES THANKS AGAIN LOUISE (SINGER)

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Part that holds the needle fell off.

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Hi roscoepc1.....The threading pattern is identical to single needle. The only changes are that you now are threading 2 spools of thread, one thread for each needle. The only change that I reccommend, but not neccessary, is that while threading through the tension dial, lay your threads between separate discs, and not together between the same pair of discs. Your tension dial contains either 3 or 4 discs.......please update your post if you have any further information or questions.....good luck my friend

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