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Auto threader tutorial

Need to have visual to see how automatic threader threads needle

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More info. what is the machine you have and model number?

Posted on Mar 24, 2014

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SOURCE: Needle Threader is not lined up

This is called the Needle Threader Plate.

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Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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Mine did the same thing, I found that I had to make sure the needle was down (?) for the bobbin winder to work. Maybe yours will too. Hope it helps, I haven't been impressed with this machine yet. My current problem is the auto tension is not working and my thread keeps bunching up when I sew more than 5 inches. Real Pain.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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SOURCE: the needle threader has stopped working

Check you needle size. On my machine the needle threader does not work with the smaller needles, 9/65 and 11/75. The eye of the needle appears to be just short of the hook on the needle threader. I have no problems threading needles in larger sizes.
Good luck,
SewReady

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Broke the hook off the automatic needle threader

You can get a new (grey) threader inexpensively that pushes on the bottom of the threader shaft from a dealership. Easy to do it yourself or they can do it in 5 or 10 minutes. Try taking the old one off and looking at it. It pulls right off.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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SOURCE: problem with automatic needle threader On Viking Designer 1 serie

Yes, I fix them all the time. You will need very good eye sight as the wire/metal hook is very small. If you get at an angle where you can see how the hook lines up between the metal flaps that hug the needle, the hook will probably be off center. You will need something very flat, but strong. I have use the exact-o-knife blade, in the handle of course, a knife, and a tiny screw driver. The hook has to line up vertically and horizontally. What usually happens is when we thread the needle it did not line up exactly, and putting pressure on the white tab, bends the hook. Bend it back and you are in business. If the threader does not line up horizontally, the needle threader may have slid down the shaft. This take a special tool. I purchased mine at Sears tools. There are 2 screws on the back of the threader. Move the needle to the highest position and after loosening the 2 screws, you can slide the threader up and down on the silver shaft, this is trickier, because the shaft moves up and down and rotates as it gets close to the needle. I use calipers/hemostats to hold the shaft while I line up the hook.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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The automatic threader wont pick up and thread needle. Can do manually but thats not easy?


to make manual threading of a needle easy buy a needle threader
it is a instrument that has a very fine piece of wire in a loop that you push through the eye of the needle , put the thread in that loop and pull the loop back out of the eye and the needle is threaded
available from most any shop that sells material , cotton , thread or sewing machine shops
cost --pack of 2 for $1.00 or there abouts

Oct 05, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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There's nothing wrong with the Threader, it's just that the Threader doesn't reach the back of the Needle!


Usually you have to manually move the needle up and down until its height matches the threader height. Newer machines have an automatic needle stop that generally matches the threader but most older machines need to be manually manipulated.

HINT: If you do need to manually thread your needle, lick your index finger and then rub the back of the needle's eye. Your thread will literally "leap" through the eye! This works for hand-sewing needles too!

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Top thread is shredding Automatic needle threader stopped working


If the top thread is shredding it is usually because the needle and thread are not compatible. If thread is too large for the eye and the thread groove, the action of sewing will cause the thread to shred as it pieces the fabric.

Try a different needle and thread. Here's an excellent web site:

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Sep 27, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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My automatic needle threader doesnt line up with the eye of the needle


possibly the wrong needle length then . have never needed one myself .

Sep 24, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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I changed my needle on my singer 3116 and the needle threader does not work anymore. Hope you have an answer! Thanks!


It is probably out of alignment, just turn your needle threader so that the little wire goes through the eye of the needle and will catch thread. Also, sometimes the needle you put in has too small of a hole to thread easily with the automatic needle threader.

Oct 01, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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AUTO THREADER CAME OUT


When you activated the threader, the needle was down and the threader came off or broke.

If it is not broken, you may be able to push it back into place.

Turn off the power and tip the machine back on some towels so it does not slip and with a flash light check the area where it fits and see if you can get it back into position.

If not, will have to thread the needle the old fashion way.

Check with your Brother dealer to see if they can look at the machine while you wait.

They may be able to get it back together or they will have to replace the threader.

It is possible they will have one in stock, or they may have to order it.

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Singer Inspiration 4228 Automatic Threading Problems


The small hook that passes through the eye of the needle is bent or broken. If it is only bent it can be straightened with a small screw driver. If it is broken it will need to be replaced. Most dealers can get this part for you for about $5.00
sewman7

Apr 11, 2009 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Automatic needle threader on brother se-350


Hi - first, make sure that you raise the needle to as far up as it will go. When you thread the machine, make sure you pass the thread through each number along the path - there is a hook on the threader mechanism that is really easy to miss. It is always a good idea to refer to the book when you are having a problem.

You might also try changing the needle. The threader has a teeny hook that goes in to the eye of the needle from behind, grabs the thread, and pulls it back thru the eye of the needle.

The threader can go out of alignment. If you got the machine last fall, it should still be under warranty. You can call Brother and ask where you can take the machine for repair. Or, you can go to Brother's website and look for information that might be helpful.

Good luck,
Ginny

Dec 21, 2008 | Brother XL-3500

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I can't thread the Shark Euro0pro 384 unng the automatic threader


You need to check to see that there is a small hook going through the eye of the needle when you use the threader. A flashlight or bright light will help. So will a magnifying glass. If it isn't, then no amount of trying will help.
If it goes through the eye, you need to see that your thread hooks into it so that the thread can be pulled through.
sewman7

Jun 08, 2008 | Euro-Pro Shark 60 - 384

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Automatic Needle Threader Doesn't Work All The Time


Needle threaders are generally finicky things. Check to make sure the needle eye is at the correct height for the threader to connect. Gently pull down the threader and wiggle the handwheel slightly to get the needle eye where it needs to be. The threader may have been been bent or slightly rotated so it doesn't connect properly. Also, if you are not aware, a needle threader will usually not work on needles smaller than 80/12 because the eyes are too small.

Admittedly, a needle threader is a very nice function to have. If you find it will not work, there are some things you can do to make manual threading easier. One hint I found that works well is to lick your finger. Swipe it across the back of the needle eye. Then begin with the thread end immediately above the needle eye and gently slide it down to the eye. The needle usually has a tiny groove above the eye that helps guide the thread. The thread tends to jump right through.

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