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How to install needle clamp assembly on BL 21 sewing machine

Need also to buy the assembly

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SOURCE: My needle broke and a piece of metal fell out of machine

just adjust to needle in fix to strait in needle clamp hole it operate to needle strait to hole so needle do nt break but needle is best buy qualtity

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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SOURCE: needle clamp won't attach to needle bar

There is a set screw above the needle pin screw which tightens with an allen wrench--try that.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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SOURCE: brother sewing machine model XL-6562.needle holder came off rod.n

The needle holder has a screw right above the screw that holds the needle in place. It really doesn't look like a screw because it does not appear to have a slot for a screwdriver. However, with a small flat head screw driver you can tighten it up. There is also a curverd wire that must be inserted into a slot at the bottom of the holder. The screw tightens against the wire that tightens against the post. (It's a curved wire that curves around the front part).

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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SOURCE: my needle on my brother CS-100 sewing machine

before you do that, make sure that the machine is threaded correctly. often when the needle is threaded from the wrong side, the thread is wrapped around the top wheels incorrectly, or the bobbin is not threaded right, it will cause the needle to get jammed in the bobbin. however, if this does not work, check their hotline and ask the maker what you should do. you can also go to a local sewing machine store and have them take a look at it.

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

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SOURCE: needle clamp fell off. got a new one, but need

I have an XL6452 and the same problem. I figured out that you can use a tiny screw driver (or an allen wrench might work). I tried using the screw that tightens the needle but it didn't seem to work. The screw looks like it just a hole. It took a lot of turns to get it loose enough so you can put it on. You will see it come out.
Once you get it on you can tighten it.

Posted on Feb 13, 2010

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My needle broke and a piece of metal fell out of machine

just adjust to needle in fix to strait in needle clamp hole it operate to needle strait to hole so needle do nt break but needle is best buy qualtity

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I have a Brother XR-65. The needle bar fell out as I was sewing. I need a repair manual or some instruction on how to secure the needle bar in the machine. I have the bar itself and a pin sized piece of...

This was happening to me also - you have to tighten a different screw than the one that holds the needle in.

My husband thought the screw was missing - it is actually a plastic screw with a hole in it for a tiny allen wrench.

You can see it in this picture also

If you look at the photo of the screw I attached, you can zoom in and see it has a hexagonal hole.

It is above the flat head needle clamp screw (the one that holds the needle in)

It is REALLY annoying that this screw is mentioned nowhere in the manual, and the hex allen wrench is not included with the machine.

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You can buy a replacement on, it's called a needle clamp assembly. It's about $15. I did this and my problem is I don't know how to get the broken one off (it won't hold a needle anymore). Please please please tell me how you got yours off in the first place!

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If you look carefully you should see a small allen head screw on the needle clamp assembly. There should be a J shaped part which goes into a hole on the bottom of the assembly. Reassemble everything,put the assembly back on the needle bar and tighten the screw with an allen wrench.

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