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Installing generic even feed foot

I've installed generic even feed foot on prisma 960 but the needle strikes the edge of the opening

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Higher up the foot bar you will find a clamp screw undo it reposition the foot then tighten it back up

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SOURCE: needle position

perhaps the needle is not in straight or is bent.

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SOURCE: Kenmore sewing machine 385.1960180, problem with needle centering

That sounds like it's definitely an internal adjustment. The machine will need to be opened up and the left/right adjustment taken care of. Is this machine one that you can open the top easily, or is it the type that has the front and rear shell?

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Euro-Pro 473 model sewing machine, I?m

If you're having the same problem we did, the attachment is installed too high on the bar. Move it down as far as possible and see if that solves the problem. If it doesn't, check to see whether the machine is belt-driven; did the belt break or slip off?

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It sounds like you may have the wrong even feed food. It should be a simple task to put on. the packaging on the foot should say its for Janome horizontal bobbin machines.

Posted on May 27, 2010

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SOURCE: HI, I have an old Elna

Are all your sewing feet in one piece that screw on? I'm struggling understanding what your foot is actually doing Lindy; is it because the nut loosens up quickly? or is it possible that the foot you are using is not an Elna foot?

Elna later changed to "Low Shank" clip on feet with the Air Electronic range and these should be interchangeable with your Stella. I found a good website for this, www.sewingpartsonline.com and he has the "Pressure Foot Shank" which is the later swissmade shank for the swiss made Elnas. I couldn't see a replacement screw to hold on the feet though but a sewing machine dealer might be able to track one down. Or try Ebay, still some swiss Elna stuff out there.

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I have a Husqvarna Optima 120 The needles are being bent forward at the bottom. They start hitting the metal foot/feed dog and snapping. What does the knob on the far left end of the machine do?


First, check that you are installing the needle correctly. The needle has a flat part and it is important that the flat part be installed facing the correct direction. Inserting it incorrectly will offset the needle position and cause the needle to strike. (Be Careful--flying broken needles can be dangerous--for you and your machine! Wear eye protection.)

If the needle is hitting the presser foot, you might try a different foot. The one you are currently using could be damaged or may not be made for your machine.

If you are sewing thick materials, be sure you are using a heavier needle made for leather or denim. The heavier needle is less likely to bend as it pierces the fabric. (Likewise, you will probably want to use a heavier thread as well.)

Also, be sure that you are NOT pulling or pushing the fabric through the machine. That will frequently cause the needle to bend and strike.

The knob on the left may be the presser foot pressure adjustment. It is adjusted to increase or decrease the presser foot pressure on the feed dogs in order to better feed heavier- or lighter-weight fabrics through the machine.

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Thread keeps breaking, Silk Fabric bunching u[


Machine breaks needles
1.make sure you are using the right needle for your type of sewing machine.
Most machines can use generic Schmetz needles. There are cases where the machine will only use ones specified in the owners manual.
2.the presser foot may not be installed properly
3.use the correct needle for the type of fabric you are working with. To fine of needle on heavy fabric or to course a needle on silk or jersey can damage fabric. make sure the correct needle for silk is being used.
4.let the feed dogs guide the fabric & the feed dogs will work with the presser foot .
5.the needle is not all the way in -push all the way up against the stop

also clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or loose
threads
check to make sure the feed dogs are completely in the up position

if none of these suggestions work then it's possible that the machine
is out of time & would have to retimed at a sewing machine shop

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Why does my needle keep breaking when I use the blind hem stitch? The needle is not entering the hole in the sole plate correctly. How can I fix this?


Machine breaks needles
1.make sure you are using the right needle for your type of sewing machine.
Most machines can use generic Schmetz needles. There are cases where the machine will only use ones specified in the owners manual.
2.the presser foot may not be installed properly
3.use the correct needle for the type of fabric you are working with. To fine of needle on heavy fabric or to course a needle on silk or jersey can damage fabric.
4.let the feed dogs guide the fabric & the feed dogs will work with the presser foot .
5.the needle is not all the way in -push all the way up against the stop

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My SE400 keep bending or breaking needles while trying to embroidery.


Machine breaks needles
1.make sure you are using the right needle for your type of sewing machine.
Most machines can use generic Schmetz needles. There are cases where the machine will only use ones specified in the owners manual.
2.the presser foot may not be installed properly
3.use the correct needle for the type of fabric you are working with. To fine of needle on heavy fabric or to course a needle on silk or jersey can damage fabric.
4.let the feed dogs guide the fabric & the feed dogs will work with the presser foot .
5.the needle is not all the way in -push all the way up against the stop

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Needle breaks a lot


Machine breaks needles
1.make sure you are using the right needle for your type of sewing machine.
Most machines can use generic Schmetz needles. There are cases where the machine will only use ones specified in the owners manual.
2.the presser foot may not be installed properly
3.use the correct needle for the type of fabric you are working with. To fine of needle on heavy fabric or to course a needle on silk or jersey can damage fabric.
4.let the feed dogs guide the fabric & the feed dogs will work with the presser foot .
5.the needle is not all the way in -push all the way up against the stop

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Needed breacks a lot


Machine breaks needles
1.make sure you are using the right needle for your type of sewing machine.
Most machines can use generic Schmetz needles. There are cases where the machine will only use ones specified in the owners manual.
2.the presser foot may not be installed properly
3.use the correct needle for the type of fabric you are working with. To fine of needle on heavy fabric or to course a needle on silk or jersey can damage fabric.
4.let the feed dogs guide the fabric & the feed dogs will work with the presser foot .
5.the needle is not all the way in -push all the way up against the stop

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White sewing machine needle keeps breaking.


Machine breaks needles

1.make sure you are using the right needle for your type of sewing machine.
Most machines can use generic Schmetz needles. There are cases where the machine will only use ones specified in the owners manual.

2.the presser foot may not be installed properly

3.use the correct needle for the type of fabric you are working with. To fine of needle on heavy fabric or to course a needle on silk or jersey can damage fabric.

4.let the feed dogs guide the fabric & the feed dogs will work with the presser foot .

5.the needle is not all the way in -push all the way up against the stop

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Singer Inspiration - needle breaks - needle lowers into hole but edge of hole hits needle before it is raised out of hole - is this a timing problem ? I would appreciate any help asap as I am making a lot...


Machine breaks needles
1.make sure you are using the right needle for your type of sewing machine.
Most machines can use generic Schmetz needles. There are cases where the machine will only use ones specified in the owners manual.
2.the presser foot may not be installed properly
3.use the correct needle for the type of fabric you are working with. To fine of needle on heavy fabric or to course a needle on silk or jersey can damage fabric.
4.let the feed dogs guide the fabric & the feed dogs will work with the presser foot .
5.the needle is not all the way in -push all the way up against the stop

also make sure to use the right tension for what your sewing
also clean under the needle plate & bobbin area for lint or loose threads

if these suggestions don't work & stop the needle breaking then it may be neccessary to have the machine serviced

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I have a brother DB2 B755 its all new to me i have followed the instructions step by step but when i sew anything my needle snaps how do i rectify this problem


Could be a couple of things causing this:
  • are you pulling on the fabric as it feeds under the foot?
  • Is the needle size very low in comparison to the fabric you are sewing? (refer to http://sewing.about.com/od/sewingmachineindex/ig/Sewing-Machine-Needles/ for information on using the right size and type of needle) If you are sewing denim with a size 70 it will break for sure.
  • You could be using a straight stitch foot but with the machine set to sew a zig zag or similar stitch so the needle is striking the foot.
  • Is the bobbin and bobbin case in the machine right for it? It is possible that a different bobbin will fit but not actually operate correctly.
Is this machine new? or just new to you?

If its not new, then it is possible that the timing is out and the needle is striking to hook causing it to break. If the machine is not new and you've just acquired it, then consider taking it for a service to rule out any faults.tally_girl_23.jpgI googed this model number and all the images that came up looked like this, an industrial chain stitch machine.
If this is what you have then check out this spec below, it is specifying an industrial needle (DB 1 x 11) so if you are using a 130/705H standard domestic needle in it, it will definitely be wrong.

tally_girl.gif So if this is the machine you've got, you may need to find a good industrial sewing machine person, get him to look over the machine, supply you with the correct needles and perhaps give you a 30 min instruction on how to use it.

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What instructions are there for a brother nx400 even-feed foot


Remove the screw holding the regular presser foot and the presser foot holder and set aside.

Place the take-up lever in the highest position.

Hold the even feed foot with your right hand with your thumb holding the lever of the foot in its highest position. Place the even feed foot on the presser bar and make sure that the lever of the foot rests upon the needle bar thumbscrew. While holding it in place, fasten the foot to the presser bar with the screw.

As the needle bar goes up and down, the lever on the even feed foot should rest on the needle bar needle serew and go up and down as well.

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