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Can I adjust the needle threader?

It doesn't line up with the needle eye.

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I have made slight adjustments to my manual threader. Sometimes it gets bumped and turns so it does not meet the needle eye. Be careful because they are rather delicate.

Posted on Aug 09, 2017

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SOURCE: Needle Threader is not lined up

This is called the Needle Threader Plate.

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Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Broke the hook off the automatic needle threader

You can get a new (grey) threader inexpensively that pushes on the bottom of the threader shaft from a dealership. Easy to do it yourself or they can do it in 5 or 10 minutes. Try taking the old one off and looking at it. It pulls right off.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Singer Inspiration 4228 Automatic Threading Problems

The small hook that passes through the eye of the needle is bent or broken. If it is only bent it can be straightened with a small screw driver. If it is broken it will need to be replaced. Most dealers can get this part for you for about $5.00
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Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: janome 1860 needle threader

If the hook is bent, you might be able to straighten it, but I would go to my dealer and purchase a new threader. It is much easier to replace it.

Posted on Feb 09, 2012

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SOURCE: automatic threader doesn't work

The automatic needle threader is very tiny and easily bent or damaged; however, it is designed not to turn if needle is not at its most upper position to protect the threader. Turn the hand wheel until the needle is at the highest position. If the needle is not aligning with the threader hook, you will need to replace it. And you can replace the needle threader hook if it is bent. I hope this helps!Jimmy

Posted on Apr 01, 2012

Testimonial: "I didn't know that the threader hook can be replaced. I just had the machine serviced... the auto threader worked for a day or so, and then not. It seems that it is permanently out of alignment. I took a class once from a teacher (a long time ago, not related to the current situation), and when the threader stopped working, she got out her little tool and fixed it on the spot. I'd like to know how to do that."

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