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Brother XL 1530 needle clamp fell off

As I was sewing, the needle clamp just fell off. I have a pin that looks like a pencil led and the original assembly.

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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). The above info that was previously posted was almost dead on for me. The screw spoken about is called a set screw, which is a screw that is almost hollow. To lossen or tighten a set screw you use an allen wrench. The one on this machine is 5/64 th size. You can use a very small screwdriver if it fits tightly, but you must be careful not to strip the inside of the screw.

Posted on Dec 20, 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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needs a new needle clamp screw & possibly the needle clamp too

try sewingpartsonline.com

Posted on Jan 12, 2011

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Putting needle holder by on brother sewing machine xl 5030


The needle clamp pin is inserted before the screw is inserted. This allows pressure to be made on the needle.
The needle holder is held on by a screw. See the diagram that I've sent an answer to.

http://www.brotherbordadoras.com/Bordadoras_Brother/assets/xl5130pl.pdf

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My Brother XL5130 Needle Clamp Body felt out while I am sewing something. I do not know what is missing. I found 4 things in my hand Clamp Body, Pin,Clamp side screw & threads guide. some one plea


There is a hidden screw just that looks like a hole beside the screw that hold the needle... loosen it with # 8 allen key (pretty small) then you put the curved wire back in its hole, then you can put it back on the arm, then screw back the allen screw as tight as you can, this should do the trick worked for me ... I was tring for days to fix it back on but wouldnt go in...this invisible screw was to tight... Hope it helped !

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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.

http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/needle-clamp-screw-brother-ls-2125-sewing-machine.aspx

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

http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/needle-clamp-babylock-brother-xz0001051.aspx

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.

Kind of an important little detail, considering it holds the needle assembly together... you'd think that they would have told you about it.

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HI I HAVE A BROTHER XL-5011, the clamp that holds needle in place fell off whilst sewing now it won;t stay on thnxs


needs a new needle clamp screw & possibly the needle clamp too

try sewingpartsonline.com

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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.

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Screw it back in after replacing the needle.

Aug 01, 2009 | Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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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.

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