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Needle clamp fell off needle bar

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Screw it back in after replacing the needle.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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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.

http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/needle-clamp-screw-brother-ls-2125-sewing-machine.aspx

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

http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/needle-clamp-babylock-brother-xz0001051.aspx

If you look at the photo of the screw I attached, you can zoom in and see it has a hexagonal hole.

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