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Tighten screw with a nickel or penny, does not slip like screwdriver.

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Have a Brothers pe770. Having trouble with thread contently breaking but just kept rethreading. Tonight the little long brush on take-up lever feel off. Can I still use machine? How do I fix this?


If the tread keeps breaking could be it's old thread, need new needle or needle and thread not the right combo for material. Or yiur tension is too tight.
not sure about the brush falling off. Up to you to try sewing.

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How do I tighten Left needle to keep from falling out


There should be a small screw holding the needle in. Loosen to remove and tighten to fit. make sure the needle is in the correct way or it will not tighten properly.

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How do I change a needle on my husqvana 905 overlocker


Each needle has a small set screw holding it in place. Just above the needle from the front you can loosen the needle by using a T6 (Tork 6) screw driver (if you don't have the original tool that came with the serger) to loosen the needle. Before loosing the screw, I would put a piece of fabric or paper over the needle plate to catch the needle (or part) to keep it from falling in the machine. Turn the screw counter clockwise (to the left) to loosen. Insert the new needle and tighten. It's not necessary to remove the screw entirely, just loosen it and the needle usually just falls out.

Good luck.

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I have a Toyota RS2000 the thread from the needle keeps slipping out every time I thread


Is it slipping out of the needle or breaking? If it is truly slipping.... grasp the threads and hold them while you start the seam. If it is breaking at the eye of the needle change it out and make sure the new one is the proper size for your thread.

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Needle keeps falling


the best thing would be to take the machine to a sewing machine shop & have them check to see what's wrong with the needle holder, cause if there's a something broken it will have to be replaced

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Needle screw won't stay tight and needle comes out


the screw & the needle clamp may have to be replaced

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Kenmore 385-16231 sewing machine. we are having problems with it breaking needles while sewing, we have never oiled this machine could this cause the needle breaking problem?


some sewing machines are self oiling some are not, instruction manual should tell,, when a sewing machine breaks needles it very possible that the machine is out of time & only a sewing machine repair shop has the tools to time the machine

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I can not sewig proper thread is breaking again again


Upper Thread Tension knob on machine is too tight.or needs cleaning to remove lint. Once the needle has been threaded, you should be able to pull thread through the needle with only a modest effort and no breaking.

There is also an adjustment for the lower bobbin (spool) on the spool carrier. for most machines.

The thread coming out from the spool passes under a flat spring to give it tension for an even stitch- to tight it breaks the thread, too loose it leaves you with excess thread per stitch.

If you can remove carrier with bobin, let out about 1 or 2 handspans of thread, and hold the carrier up by the thread. If it falls, it is too loose. If it does not move, not even with a gentle shake- it is too tight. Correct tension will hold the carrier and spool by their weight, and a light shake will have the assembly slow fall as it unstrings the bobbin.
The flat spring is held in place by a small screw, just loosen the screw slighlty to allow you to slide the spring one way or the other and retitghten.

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Newly bought Magnolia 7330 and the needle thread keeps breaking. I took it back to the place of purchase and they said it is working fine...watched me thread correctly. I've changed thread, needles and...


This sounds silly, but I have the same machine and it kept happening to me too. Here's what I was doing wrong: When I thread it between 6 (thread take-up lever) and 7 (lower thread guide), the thread was being left exposed on the face of the machine instead of falling into that little **** of a crevice. One I figured out to stick it in the **** of the crevice, all was well. Try that -- and good luck!

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