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The entire mechanisim that holds the needle to the shaft ...this part won't stay on the shaft. Help

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Get a copy of the sewing machine manual at Sounds like you need to tighten the screws, use a coin or screw driver

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As the shaft that holds the needle moves up and down in the sewing process, it hits the plastic top of the serger above the shaft just to the left of the first tension wheel.

Lots of times when a needle strikes the needleplate and breaks, the shaft that holds the needle slips in relationship to the rest of the machine. There's usually a set screw on the needle bar (shaft that holds the needle) of the overlock, that you can loosen, adjust, and then re-tighten. You need to know which way (up or down) to adjust the shaft, and how much. Be extremely careful though!

Overlock machines are tricky. I usually mark where it was, then I move the shaft down 1/8". If that doesn't work I move it up 1/8" from it's original position. If that doesn't fix it then it may be more complicated, and require a trip to the sewing machine shop.

Before you do anything change your needles in case they are bent....Pulling the fabric while you're serging is a sure way to bend the needles and/or break them on the needle plate. Let your machine pull the fabric through, just guide it with your hands. Good luck and I hope this helps!

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The entire mechanisim that holds the needle to the shaft on the Brother XL 6562 has come off. There are no screws or other mechanisms to hold this on. How do I get it to stay on?

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Now, to determine if your machine is out of time, turn the handwheel towards you (always turn it towards you) until the needle is in the lowest postion again. Observe the two lines on the needle bar, turn the handwheel toward you until the bottom line goes in the exact place where the top line was. Now look at the needle and hook. The hook should be directly behind the needle. If it is not, we go back to the bottom of the machine on the gear like metal piece that the belt rides on and loosen the two screws that are in the piece. Now if you will remember, this is on the timing shaft. When these two screws are loose, the hook will become moveable. Place the tip of the hook directly behind the needle without moving the needle bar (remember that the needle bars bottom line was placed where the top line was). When you have accomplished this, tighten the screws on the belt gear.

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The piece that holds the needle has come off the machine

Generally, there will be a cut out inside the 'needle clamp' that will allow it to only go on the 'needle arm' one way 'round as it slides over the shaft.

The screw to tighten generally comes in from Right to Left.

If this does not help entirely, try taking a look at any other machine, mum's, friend's, in a store....etc and take note of the arrangement.

If you have a friendly local sewing shop where you buy threads etc, ask if they could show you.......plead accident, unattended young fingers, whatever......the easiest is to compare a good one ans see how it should be.

Hope this is of some little use.

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