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Needle stuck I replaced a broken needle. But now, it seems, the needle gets jammed in the bobbin mechanism and won't go through an entire revolution. Any suggestions?

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  • rablbt Dec 02, 2007

    Thanks for your advice. I was afraid it was going to be something like that. But that's what trained mechanics are for. Thanks again!

  • pinotchick Jan 16, 2008

    The needle on my Brother LS-1217 sewing machine just broke. Where do I find a replacement? Jo Ann's, Walmart, any suggestions?!
    Thanks.

  • puppe Feb 07, 2008

    the bobin in my pfaff oes around anymore

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It sounds like your machine is out of time. What this means is the hook that grabs the thread from the needle is not coming around at the proper time. Unless you know exactly what you are doing, have a trained mechanic look at your machine. Timing a sewing machine is not something that can be easily explained over the Internet.

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please try this simple tips:

Good day!

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