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How to open fuser cover on brother Mfp 8860 I have to do that to clear a paper jam.I have the back cover open but can't find the handles to take the next step which is to open the fuser cover.

It gets a little more complicated in my case because I'm disabled and can't get around to the back of the machine. Nor can I turn the machine around without risking dropping it on myself and sustaining a serious injury. What I can do is to stand in front of the machine and reach over the top to activate the levers which as I recall us some place on both sides of the fuser cover and need to be pushed toward each other. A picture of the few to cover latches might be all I need.

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If you remove the cover on the upper left portion of the machine, while looking from the left to the right.....Above the BH lever area, you will see a round cam with a post through the middle. Rotate the round can ( with fingers on it), and try again. This will change the angle position on the lever, and hopefully correct your problem. You may have to go a couple of clicks in either direction.

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SOURCE: Thread wound around disc of take-up lever on bernina 1008

Hi, there is no top cover on this machine. First the side cover has to come off then the back cover. Under the back cover there is a rigidity plate with many screws that has to come off and then you might be able to get at the take up lever mechanism. I'm not saying you can't do this but it might just be the time to have a tech go in and service this machine completely.
The thread must have slipped out of the end of the takeup lever and wound in the mechanism. It happens.
If you feel you want to do this yourself feel free to contact me and I can walk you through getting the covers off.
Possibly you can get a tweezers or needlenose pliers in through the front slot, grasp the thread and turn the handwheel bit by bit and see if it will unwind as you pull it out.

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you might have a bent needle

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SOURCE: When I insert the bobbin case, the arm will turn a

Hi, try to turn your handwheel using slight pressure. If it moves a tiny bit, you probably have thread between the bobbin wheel that holds your bobbin case. There is an outer ring and an inner shuttle. Place a drop of sewing machine oil in the inside of where these two are seated together. Now watch your shuttle as you turn the handwheel towards you. You may have to apply some force but you will not damage anything by using the force you can generate with your hand. You will see the thread move out. Pull it out with your fingers. If it breaks or doesn't get all of the thread, repeat the process. On most machines you never want to turn the handwheel away from you. This will cause damage to the motor over time. Make sure to stitch it out in straight stitch to check that it's sewing correctly. Thread jams happen when you get nesting (knots of thread) under the needle plate. This occurs usually when you are sewing light or tightly woven fabric with a heavy stitch, such as an appliique stitch. Try using a light wash-away stabilizer under the fabric or in the seam to prevent this. If it's an older machine or a newer Singer, hold the end of your top thread for the first couple of stitches, too.

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