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When I move the arm and needle over, why doesn't the arm go down?


Arm and needle? Sounds like a turntable, not a sewing machine. There's typically a 'cueing lever' that controls up/down. Pull that lever forward and down to lower needle to record.

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I have a Bernina 180 sewing machine that the needle is not coming down?


This might be a bit hard to explain without showing you a video or photos, but here goes.
The 180 and many other Berninas do what is called a basting stitch. When a machine is doing this stitch the needle stops going up and down for a very short time this producing a long basting stitch. There is a mechanism on the needle shaft that has a black short lever on it. When the basting selanoid pushes in on this lever the needle stays in the up position. Simply stated this lever mechanism can stick if it is not oiled and your needle will stay in the up position and not move when the machine is running. Sometimes just pulling the needle shaft down, then letting it go so it snaps back up into place will lock the basting ever back in place. Once you get the needle shaft to lock back in everything will work again.
I can guarantee you that this is your problem if the machine runs but the needle stays in the upper position. I pose helpful Bernina videos on YouTube under the name JoeKind1958. It would be so much easier to show you how to oil the basting assembly on your machine. Contact me through that site and I can make a video showing you what to do.

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My janome magnolia was working just fine and then all of the sudden the bobbin thread keeps knotting up. i've gone over all troubleshooting, cleaned out the lint, replaced the bobbin - all to no avail......


This happened to me on several occasions and finally one service tech told me not to use the needle down auto button. Instead when threading the bobbin just move the wheel toward you slowly until the thread catches.

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FS320 serger needles won't go up and down. New


if the machine is still under warrenty, take it back
if it's not under warrenty, take it to the place you bought it from & tell them

May 28, 2012 | Yamata Sewing Machines

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The needle keeps breaking and the thread wont stay threaded. the needle is not going straight up and down but it goes down and gets stuck almost


usually a 3-5 inch thread tail is helpful to keep the thread from coming out of the needle & pull the thread(top & bottom) behind the needle
flat side of needle goes to the back of machine
some needles & thread are not compatable----try this

Cut 6-8 inch piece of thread of the spool you are going to use for your project
Take the needle you are going to use for the project
& insert the thread thru the eye of the needle
& lift one end of the thread to a 45 degree angle
& if the needle is the right size for the thread it will slide down the thread
But if the needle hangs on the thread you need one size larger needle for the thread

on some machines the presser foot can't do a zig zag stitch

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My bobbin case will not stay - it turns to the


it sound like you dont have it in correctly take the needle plate off and replace the the bobbin case making sure that the bobbin case stays in place all the way to the right while you put the needle plate back on hope this helps

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The thing you put the needle in and their is a wire thing that goes in there...that piece fell out and needle won't stay in...it's a brother XR-35


What fell out was the needle clamp gib - a small wedge-like part that presses on the needle to hold in place.

You may be able to get it repaired or replaced.

Search online for parts, or ask a sewing machine service tech for an estimate for having the machine repaired.

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Needle stays stuck whilst motor runs. Elna sewing machine


Its a lovely swiss made machine, this is an electronic motor so the needle pressure should remain constant no matter what speed you sew at. The needle staying down and the squealing sounds more like drive issues inside or possibly gunk buildup.

If it was my machine, I would take it to a qualified Elna technician and ask for him to look at it. These machines are small and well made so well worth spending the money to give it a service and get it back to 1000% IMHO.

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