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The front of needle has two tiny screws to hold two small pieces in place. I don't know how they go back on

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To be sure you don't drop the needle down inside the machine, place a piece of paper or fabric across the needle plate. There are 2 tiny screws above the needles. One does the right needle, the other does the left needle. Loosen the screw (do not loosen the screw so much that it will fall out--they are Hard to find!). Pull out the old needle. Push the new needle up into the hole (the flat side should face the back of the machine). Hold the needle in place while you tighten the screw.

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How do I reattach needle threader parts on Singer Futura XL 400?

I've done this, and it's a pain, but can be done. Let me also tell you that quite a few users have broken theirs and just used the machine without it, but others said that they had to replace theirs. First of all, the wire guide is held UNDERNEATH the needle clamp, and what you have to do is insert them back in one piece. That is, remove the clamp, insert the end of the guide, then push them together on the shaft as one unit. The end of the thread guide sticks up over the top of the clamp in the back. There is a very tiny screw there that's supposed to hold it, but most machines are produced without the end going underneath that screw--they just let the needle clamp hold it. That screw is VERY tiny and VERY difficult to access, and will come out completely after only a few turns. Worse yet, it serves as a "stop" for the end of your needle, so if you lose it, you'll have to use something like a toothpick to "stop" the end of the needle until you can replace it. ASK ME HOW I KNOW! It is easier to deal with if you put the machine on its side when you do this.

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Each needle has a small set screw holding it in place. Just above the needle from the front you can loosen the needle by using a T6 (Tork 6) screw driver (if you don't have the original tool that came with the serger) to loosen the needle. Before loosing the screw, I would put a piece of fabric or paper over the needle plate to catch the needle (or part) to keep it from falling in the machine. Turn the screw counter clockwise (to the left) to loosen. Insert the new needle and tighten. It's not necessary to remove the screw entirely, just loosen it and the needle usually just falls out.

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I can't figure out how to replace the needle on a Juki MO-3314E industrial serger

There should be a lever (probably black) at the back left side of the machine. When you push down on it (strongly) it should release the whole foot to swing out left from the machine. I think that model has its needle holding screws on the front and you will probably need a small allen wrench / needle wrench to unscrew that small needle screw. I could be wrong. Sometimes they are just a regular needle screw that is unscrewed with a small screw driver.

Unscrew the needle screw and take the old needle out. Try not to drop it into the machine because this can start a whole new set of problems. You can use tweezers or needle nose pliers if it is hard to hold on to it. I think that this model takes a B-64 needle and probably either a 12,14,16,18 size. Use the size that was already in it if you know. If you don't know, you may be able to read it on the top of the old needle (you may need a magnifying glass if it is pretty worn).

Put your new needle into the hole where the old one came out, making sure that the 'eye' of the needle is straight forward or it will not make good stitches. You may already know this, but just in case you don't, the front of the needle is the side that has a groove straight down the front of the needle to the hole so that the thread can run down it to the eye as you sew. If you put the needle in backwards, it will probably not make stitches.

Make sure that the needle is as far up into the hole as it can go and tighten your needle screw. Thread your needle (s) and lay the thread ends towards the back of your machine. Now, make sure that the threads from the loopers are coming directly from the eyes of the loopers, not tangled up with each other and lay those thread ends towards the back of the machine.

Turn the handwheel on the right side of your machine forward until the needles are as high as they are going to go.

Now, push down on the black lever on the back of the machine and swing your foot back into place. Before you try to run it, make sure that the foot is 'locked' in place. You can assure yourself of this, by trying to wiggle the foot from left to right. It should not move from left to right when locked into place. Now turn your handwheel forward again slightly to make sure that your needles are not going to hit the foot. If all is well, run a small piece of fabric through the machine and check the stitch.

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from, but it is marked as being for Elna 664. They don't have your model listed on their website.

You could email them and ask if its compatible with your model or just look at the part and see if it looks the same to you?

Other option is to contact Elna head Office in your country and ask them for price and availability; often this is best course of action as any sewing machine dealer will probably need to order in the part anyway.
Visit, then go to your country, then "Contact Us" page to find their contact details.

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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.

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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