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The whole sewing arm where you stick the needle in came off the shaft. I put it back on with the needle guide in place. Is that what holds this on the shaft? It will not stay on shaft when I begin sewing and there is nothing in the manual on this subject.

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Please check the Bobbin Winder.If the Bobbin Winder shaft is moved to the right position (bobbin winding mode), the needle will not move.
Please return the Bobbin Winder shaft to the left position and press the Start-Stop Button or Foot Control to start the machine in the sewing mode.

Please revert for further assistance.

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Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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Thread should flow from top right of bobbin or spool and the spring must be in place before installing the bobbin.
1. Thread the handy stitcher
2. Pass thread through hole on the thread guide which sticks out from the side of the needle arm.
3. Pass thread through top of the tension control between the plates, but don't wrap completely around the tension control.
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This unit has a 2 year back to base warranty.

Try removing and replacing the needle.

Unfortunately machines with predominately plastic frames are prone to misalignment that even professionals will not bother repairing because it will re-occur quickly (I have been told).

Check that the arm is in place as it should be. and the needle is not bent.

The user guide may also provide more information, check here for replacement parts and further info.

http://www.brother.ie/prod/products/sewingembroidery/sewingmachines/xl2220.htm/s_detailType/downloads

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  1. Loosen needle screw & insert needle with shank's flat side facing front of machine. Push needle in all the way, then tighten screw to hold needle in place.
  2. Install a fully wound bobbin by loosening bobbin nut & placing bobbin on top. Re-attach bobbin nut & tighten. If standard thread spool will be used, then attach spool pin to bobbin shaft & place thread spool onto shaft. Attach white spool cap on end of thread spool, then tighten. Bobbin/spool should unwind facing forward toward needle.
  3. Bring end of thread through thread guides & over tension control. Pass end of thread through needle eye, from back to front, & pull it out about two inches.
  4. A spring pushes pressor foot onto fabric that is being sewn, so lift pressor foot & place fabric underneath.
  5. Turn large handwheel on side of machine (handwheel can be turned in either direction) to raise needle arm to its highest position.
  6. Holding the Handy Stitch in place with your right hand, press on power switch & begin sewing. Guide fabric (being sewn) with your left hand.
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