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I have a Pixe Plus The screw doesn't catch in the hole to tighten the needle Is it possible the screw is stripped? It worked fine when I took it out of the box I've only had the machine for a day

It started when the material would get stuck inside the machine ..upon stitching and the needle would become unthreaded..?

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  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2015

    Guess, I'll just have to save for a better machine, and this time, with automatic threading. :) Thanks all who took the time to answer my question. :) - Lynda

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Take it back... don't bother.

Posted on Apr 10, 2015

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2015

    Yeah, Robert, I think that's the best answer...I'm so sad because I was really looking forward to using it. I should have known...when I saw it in the store the box was already taped up...obviously it was already reconditioned and brought back once before..:( What a shame..and not only that but once I got it home, I found it online for 20.00 less than what I paid for it at the store..:( I felt so silly at that point and I'm usually a smart shopper! :( ..Bummer!

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2015

    Thanks very much for your suggestion, at any rate..I'm going to box it back up and bring it back...

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Before you get all discombobulated, make sure you have the flat side of the needle pointed the correct way and that you are screwing the screw in the right way, probably clockwise and that you don't have it in crooked. Sometimes, if you force a screw into the opening, you can strip the threads. Check the manual for the proper way to put the needle in. And, before you buy anything else, check the reviews, they are generally very helpful.

Good luck with this.

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    Robert A. Watson Apr 10, 2015

    Lynda the best machine out there is a Pfaff, still made in Germany. As a tip from my mum, who was a seamstress, "never sew jeans with a home sewing machine, it will ruin it as the fabric is too thick to adjust the bobbin tight enough to avoid puckering."

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Yes, if you bought the machine new, do take it back or ask for replacement screw assembly. I really cannot imagine that the screw has become damaged though. They are fiddly things to fit once they fully come out so it is best to only loosen the screws enough to remove the needle in future. Give the screw hole a good clean, there may be bits of thread stuck in the hole that are stopping it catching.

Posted on Apr 10, 2015

Testimonial: "Thanks so much Irene. If the machine wasn't easy enough to use even if the entire needle assembly came apart, then the thing wasn't worth it to begin with. What would have happened had I had a 14 year old using this thing. I wouldn't be able to fix it if the assembly and screw came out completely. So, what's it worth to me then? I will just take it back. I don't have my receipt but I know that I used my card, and they ought to have it in their system, I was told by Customer Service. No, I was unable to get a replacement part to do on my own there. They just sold the whole complete product from where I bought it. I'll get a refund...best solution yet..:) Thanks so much for the time you took to answer my question, though. Just wanted to let you know that I appreciated that very much.:) Regards, Lynda"

  • Irene Tulloch Apr 10, 2015

    Thanks Lynda. Feedback most appreciated. A tiresome machine is worse than no machine at all, hope you are able to return it without too much bother.

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You need to adjust the tension, but If there is no way to get the needle secure, you need a new screw or a complete needle assembly.

Posted on Apr 10, 2015

Testimonial: "Denise, You know what? I took this thing out of the box it was all set to go. It the needle assembly needed to be replaced they should have never restocked it in the first place. They sold a defective product. I was in now way willing to spend money to buy a ne needle assembly for this. I paid 50.00 for it and its being sold online for 40.00..I could have saved 10.00 had I ordered it online. But, when I got it home and looked at he reviews online, I saw that there were hardly any good things said about this product. I think the best thing for me to do at this point is to simply bring it back from where I bought it. Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to my question anyway. I really do appreciate your feedback. -- Lynda :)"

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