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Needle Threader is not lined up

Hi the automatic needle threader has never lined up for my machine and I have to thread manually. Anyone else have that problem?

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Re: Needle Threader is not lined up

This is called the Needle Threader Plate.

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When you activated the threader, the needle was down and the threader came off or broke.

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Turn off the power and tip the machine back on some towels so it does not slip and with a flash light check the area where it fits and see if you can get it back into position.

If not, will have to thread the needle the old fashion way.

Check with your Brother dealer to see if they can look at the machine while you wait.

They may be able to get it back together or they will have to replace the threader.

It is possible they will have one in stock, or they may have to order it.

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