Question about Horizon Exercise & Fitness

Open Question

Needle Threader does not insert thread into needle..

Horizon Janome 15000

Posted by on


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 1388 Answers

SOURCE: Needle Threader is not lined up

This is called the Needle Threader Plate.

If this is too small for you to read, or you want any more help with this, just post back here, or, drop a line through the "Contact Us" page at

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

  • 8 Answers

SOURCE: the needle threader has stopped working

Check you needle size. On my machine the needle threader does not work with the smaller needles, 9/65 and 11/75. The eye of the needle appears to be just short of the hook on the needle threader. I have no problems threading needles in larger sizes.
Good luck,

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

  • 34 Answers

SOURCE: Broken needle threader?

Hi - welcome to FixYa. I have this machine, and unfortunately, the cassettes can break. If the threader worked when you first got your machine, I would suggest buying a new cassette (even if your threader is working). A second cassette is very handy because you can thread your next color in the extra cassette before the machine stops for the next color change - when the machine does stop, just put in the second cassette, and thread the other with the next color - speeds things up alot. And, if one of the cassettes does break, you aren't sitting in a puddle waiting for a new one.. You can find the thread cassettes for sale on a variety of sites - this is where I buy mine:

Some of the 270Ds came with a spool pin - look in your manual for a picture and for the instructions for installing and using the spool pin. You can use it for spool of thread that are too large for the cassette and I think you can leave it installed on your machine all the time. If you don't have your manual, leave a comment and I'll look mine and check the instructions.

Hope this helps. If you have a minute, a rating (good or bad) tells me if the information or solution I provide is helpful to anyone who visits FixYa.

If you would like me to write a tip on salvaging an embroidery project that has been pulled into a birdsnest, leave a quick comment and I'll add the tip. Thanks everybody, and good luck. Please feel free to comment if you need more help or have more questions.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

  • 1952 Answers

SOURCE: Janome MC 10001 auto. needle threader stuck in up position.

You are threading the top of the machine incorrectly.

Make sure the needle is in correctly with the flat side to the rear of the machine, make sure to thread the upper and lower portions of the machine correctly. If this does not solve your problem, please respond.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

  • 323 Answers

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

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

15000 Needle treader is a joke,does not work.I have had nothing but headaches with it from day one. I have had the machine for three years. Love everything else about the 15000!

Some needle threaders are not designed very well. Since I've had a machine without a threader for so many years, it does not irritate me so much to manually thread--although the threader is nice when there is one that works! To help with threading the needle, it helps if I lick my finger and swipe it across the back of the needle eye. The moisture attracts the thread into the eye, making it easier to thread. (Works on hand sewing needles too!) Another thing is to place the tip of thread above the needle eye where there is a groove in the needle, then push the thread down the groove and it should go right into the eye.

Nov 03, 2017 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Moving needle position on janome horizon memory craft 15000

The owner's manual is probably the best source for your question. You can download a copy here:

Aug 12, 2017 | Janome Sewing Machines

1 Answer

The needle threader on my Janome 6260 quit working. The needle is inserted correctly.

Is the threader broken or just not meeting the needle eye? If broken, it can most likely be repaired.

If the threader is not meeting the needle eye, adjust the needle height so the threader meets the eye and intercept the thread. I have a 60's machine with a threader that needs the needle height manually adjusted because the needle does not stop in any particular place. Usually, if I raise the needle to its highest, the threader will work.


Oct 06, 2016 | Janome Sewing Machines

1 Answer

How to fix my automatic needle threader, it will not pop back up, its stuck down?

A needle threader is delicate because it is very thin metal. It is likely that it is bent slightly. If it is threading then move the piece that moves through the needle and check moving parts while it is inserted. This way you can move the metal that is rubbing just slightly to get better movement. You may want to put just a very small amount of oil on the moving parts. If this doesn't work then you will need to replace the threader. Give this a try in order to save money.

May 31, 2014 | Janome Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Janome j3 20

The top thread breaks
1. the needle thread is not threaded properly
2. The needle thread tension is to tight
3. The needle is bent or blunt
4. The needle is incorrectly inserted
5. The needle thread & the bobbin thread are not set under the presser foot when starting to sew
6. the threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing
7. The thread is either to heavy or to fine for the needle
8. Try a different spool or cone of thread

Mar 01, 2014 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

The self threader won't catch the thread

make sure the needle is inserted correctly into the needle holder
if the needle threader has worked before then there could be something
wrong with the needle threader
here is a link for a manual

Dec 13, 2012 | SINGER 7470 Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Dont no how to work the autmatic theader

You haven't said what make and model but on my Janome 6500 the auto needle threader is a little plastic piece that you pull down on the left of the needle bar. You pull it downwards and it swings over and a little hook comes through the eye of the needle. Now pull your top thread down in front of it and then to the right against the bottom of it. This brings the thread across the front of the needle and the little hook. Let the threading device go and it should pull back out of the needle and upwards again, taking the thread with it and through the eye of the needle. Now, just disenage the thread from the little hook and you should be ready to go.

Most needle threaders are some variation on this, a little wire or hook that comes through the eye from the back to front, so you can introduce the thread into it, then pull it back through the needle eye.

Of course you can always remove the needle from the needle holder, and thread it with a little manual needle threader in the same direction, insert it from the back, put the thread into the wire loop, then pull it back through the needle eye. Then put the needle back into the needle holder flat shank to the back, if your machine doesn't have this feature. Most multi packs of hand sewing needles will come with a little metal needle threader which often just sits there unused.

I hope this assists you with your machine.

May 15, 2011 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

After I broke a needle the threader won't thread the new needle. Does it only work with Janome needles or is something out of alignment?

Threaders only work with certain combinations of needle and threads. Too small an eye or too big a thread and its a no go. The book should give an idea of the combos you can do. Make sure the needle is inserted completerly up inside that needle clamp.

Jan 17, 2011 | Janome Memory Craft 9000 Computerized...

2 Answers

Janome MC 10001 auto. needle threader stuck in up position.

You are threading the top of the machine incorrectly.

Make sure the needle is in correctly with the flat side to the rear of the machine, make sure to thread the upper and lower portions of the machine correctly. If this does not solve your problem, please respond.

Feb 12, 2009 | Janome Memory Craft 9000 Computerized...

1 Answer

Threading & Use of Needle Threder

Threading as per image....make sure presser foot is up so top thread will properly engage in tension unit, make sure your thread is inserted in small guide on needle arm too. Your user guide should have a clear graphic of this process which is essentially the same for all machines.
As for the needle threader, once thru the last guide on the needle arm, raise needle to highest position, lower the needle threader so that the tiny hook engages the eye of the needle and place thread horizontally from L to R along the plastic arm so the tiny hook can grab thread, release threader and a small loop will form in needle, pull it clear and you are away !

If the tiny hook has been bent, a little judicious and gentle bending to re-align may be necessary, use a jewellers screwdriver or similar and please be very gentle

Feb 07, 2008 | Janome Jem Gold 660 Sewing Machine

Not finding what you are looking for?
Exercise & Fitness Logo

Related Topics:

43 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Horizon Exercise & Fitness Experts

Ross Metcalfe
Ross Metcalfe

Level 2 Expert

129 Answers

Matt Olenzek
Matt Olenzek

Level 2 Expert

297 Answers

Trevor Turner

Level 2 Expert

208 Answers

Are you a Horizon Exercise and Fitnes Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides