Question about Bernina Sewing Machines
Point has broken off left hand needle in plate. I know they must be glued in...how to get them out? Well, only one of them.
You are talking about a serger / overlocker ?? Yes, needles are glued in. If you get a grip on what is left(eg with long nose pliers) and carefully lift, it should come out.
Posted on Apr 29, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The broken pins are called chaining pins and are tricky for the home user to replace without risking damage to the needle plate as they are difficult to remove and the tiny burr used to hold them firm can easily open up and no longer grip the pin.
There are only a couple of things under the needleplate that are likely to collide with the needles. 1. Lower looper - with the needles 2. Both Loopers colliding with each other - not with the needles 3. Needle guards attached to lower looper - with the needles 4. Fixed Needle guard - with the needles
If you remove the needleplate and VERY gently turn the handwheel you should be able to see and feel where the collision is occuring and have a better idea of the issue.
I would strongly advise that you do not try to operate the machine until you are sure that the colliding components are adjusted. Broken loopers are approx $65 AUD and guards, tho' only about $20 AUD require some finesse in adjustment. Chain Pins approx $6 AUD
My recommendation is to speak with your local Janome dealer for advice and an approximate price to repair, replace or adjust as the case may be.
Your country's Janome website is certain to have a Dealer Locator page to list the nearest to you.
This is one occasion where it is sensible to call on the people who do these things routinely rather than try to DIY and make a more expensive hash of it.
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
Try and loosen the screw, and use a magnet to pullout the broken piece. It likely slightly bent in there so you may need a pair of tweezers as well
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
Check with allbrands.com - they have LOTS of resources and if you can't find it - you can call and they have lots of great ideas.
Also - ebay has a seller who owns and LOVES sewing machines. He is located in California - so he has a wealth of population base to help you search.
His SELLER NAME on ebay is craigthecat - just do a search and you will find him.
EBAY also has many "for parts" machines - I sure "stick and brick" sellers also have lots of old machines they just sell out the parts.
Glad it was just the thread - happy sewing
Posted on Feb 18, 2008
basically have to bend it carefully back by hand.... if you have a straight edge or even a small leveler (the kind with a bubble) you can check which direction it is bent and gently bend it back a little each time.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
The indent is called the scarf.
The scarf will be at the 3 o'clock position and, if you look closely, you will see the hook pass the needle at the scarf.
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
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