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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Nov 12, 2008
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
SOURCE: 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.
Posted on May 01, 2010
I don't know much about Brothers but the first thing I do with any new machine I get it to get rid of the needle threader if it is in my way. They never work and with use they start to shread the tread.
I use a bright light and a strong pair of glasses to hand thread it. I use tweasers on my more difficult machines.
You may have a lemon of a needle threader too. It happens. There are sharp barbs that we can not see but the thread has a hard time catching on them and most of the problem seems to be in the threader letting loose of the thread as it is caught on these barbs.
Posted on Dec 18, 2010
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