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I have a single head 9 needle brother 416 embroidery machine and the needles will not move up and down. the take up lever is not picking them up how can i fix this please

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SOURCE: cotton breaks on Brother Embroidery Galaxie 2100 machine

Try turning down your top tension setting a bit. If its at 4 or 5, i would turn it down to about 3 ish. Cotton thread is more brittle than polyester and rayon thread.

Hope that helps :)
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Posted on Jun 06, 2010

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SOURCE: brothers pe150 embroidery machine will not let the needle pick up lower thread

It sounds like the timing is off and needs an authorized repairman.

Posted on Aug 23, 2010

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SOURCE: Brother VX-1120- The needle is not picking up bobbin thread.

I had the same problem with my brother vx-1120 sewing machine. I set the needle to lowest position by using the hand crank. Then I loosened the knerled set screw that holds needle in place. Then I moved needle shaft till the eye of needle is just lower than the hook on the shuttle loop maker. It made my mechine work. There are instuctions for ajusting timing on machine but I think these mechines are built to not fix and throw out. Just because there where no ajustment marks at all on machine, any machanical machine will needed to be ajusted sometime.

Posted on Oct 30, 2010

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hook out of date

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SOURCE: My Singer 5050 sewing machine won't let me

sounds like a part is damaged or jamed, the machine needs to be checked
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