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The needle broke so my daughter tried to take it out and broke the needle clamp screw what do I need to fix this it ois broken off in the shaft that holds the needle

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Nedd repalcement part and very small ease out, drill tiny hole in broken screw, insert ease out to remove

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I have a singer futura XL580 and the thread guide either flew off or broke off. I thought I bought the right replacement part no. 086046 but can not seem to figure it out


That is because the thread guide is underneath the needle clamp, and BOTH must be removed and replaced together as a unit. In addition, the wire is held by a tiny screw in the back of the shaft. That screw also serves as the stop for the end of the needle. Take a look at the shaft right above the needle, and you'll see what looks like a grey bar--that is the screw. It's difficult to access on the back, but must be loosened first -- JUST ONE OR TWO TURNS -- to remove the wire. Then, take off the needle clamp and wire as one unit.

Insert the replacement guide inside and at the back of the needle clamp, with the hook part sticking out of the clamp. You'll see that there's an indentation in the clamp to hold it. Insert the guide and clamp as one unit, then hook the wire around the screw and tighten.

FYI - If you accidentally remove the screw (which only turns about three or four times) and drop it as I did, you don't really need it to hold the wire guide, BUT you still need a needle stop. I just inserted a toothpick when I changed needles until I could get a replacement.

The above sounds relatively easy, but you'll probably have to do some manipulating, especially the first time, and if you're like me, possibly some cussing -- but it WILL fit.

Dec 31, 2016 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Replaced broken needle clamp, but presser foot blocks needle shaft from going all the way up & the drive wheel cannot complete a turn to pull thread.


I'd need to know what type of machine you have, but maybe you aren't putting the clamp on correctly. They are fussy! Be sure you have the flat side of the needle facing the correct way and that you wiggle and jiggle it while pushing up on the needle. Also, make sure you are using a new needle and not the old bent one. Sometimes the clamp will come in 2 pieces, so it may not have broken, just came undone.

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After replacing the needle in my singer 8280, the needle clamp is not holding the needle tight, the needle falls down even after tighening it..how do i make the needle get fixed?


It sounds like you have lost the tread guide. When you press the clamp as far up as it will go, there should be a slot in the post underneath the clamp visible. You may need to use a mirror to see it. The thread guide snaps into that slot and keeps the clamp from falling down. Take it to any repair shop. It will not be expensive to repair.

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The needle broke off in the shaft and I can't get it out. How do I remove the needle or the needle shaft to get it out?


unscrew the retention nut all the way. use the back of a screw driver and tap tap tap....or use an earth magnet to try and get it out!

Nov 01, 2014 | Juki DDL-8700

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Needle broke


Needle breaks
1.the needle is damaged
2.the needle is not correctly inserted
3.wrong size needle for the fabric
4.the wrong foot is attached
5.the needle clamp screw is loose
6. Top tension is too tight
7. Machine could be out of time

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I have a Singer #7430 hardly used, but I thought the needle should be changed as it sounded dull, now i cannot get the needle to stay in when i start sewing the needle falls out and i have broken 3...


some needle clamp screws have a indention where a screwdriver can be put in to turn the screw,,
check to see if your has the indention & if not you need a new needle clamp screw

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Needle clamp screw broke off and the end part of the screw is still lodged inside the needle bar. How can I get it out? Would appreciate any help!!


Wow! That's sure a tricky situation! Just had a look at my needle clamp screw set-up through a magnifying glass. It seems to me that there is a very small Allen screw just above the needle clamp screw place. Could you use a small Allen key and undo this, hopefully releasing the whole needle clamp assembly. The cheap kits sold in chain stores for repairing glasses may well contain a tiny Allen key. Your next challenge will be to locate a new needle clamp assembly, but a Husqvarna dealer should be able to help you out there. There is an excellent online place for buying spares but I am very sorry I can't remember its name. Try Google? You could try taking it to a hardware store and seeing if someone there can help you with a suggestion on how to remove the screw shank.

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My needle broke. How do I fix it?


hi! there, first you have to raise needle bar to its highest position by turning the handwheel toward you.hold the broken needle itmay drop after loosen broken needle.,loosen the needle clamp screw using by a srcewdriver pull out broken needle.take new needle holding the needle with the flat side away from you.slip the needle into the needle bar groove.make certain it is up as far as it can go tigthen the needle clamp screw with a screwdriver,aas shown1b71a34.jpgregards

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Needle clamp won't attach to needle bar


There is a set screw above the needle pin screw which tightens with an allen wrench--try that.

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